For Black History Month, Our Blackest Posts

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"I endorse Brother Bernie Sanders because he is a long distance runner with integrity in the struggle for justice for over 50 years," Dr. Cornel West said of the Senator from Vermont. (Photo: James Stewart/cc/flickr)

It’s been a breakthrough year for conversations and actions around race. To help you with that, we bring you the blackest posts we published this year.

In chronological order:

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder’s Plan to Reduce Law Enforcement Violence

We Show What They Put In Us: Michael Irvin’s Powerful Speech at the Pro Bowl

Our Continued March to the Mountaintop

The History Of The KKK In Oregon

Can Seattle Wipe Out Racism in Juvenile Justice? The Grassroots Plan to Make It Happen

The Color of Food: How Gardens and Farms Can Help Us Heal From a History of Racism

10 Kids’ Halloween Costumes Inspired By Rad American Women, From Angela Davis to Patti Smith

It Took Me Years to Believe That Black Lives Matter – Now Here’s What I Need From You

The Perfect Phone for Filming Police Brutality

Anti-Racist Organizers Win as Seattle Council Votes to End Youth Incarceration

Lessons from The American Anti-Slavery Almanac

How the South Drives American Wages Down

See: A Brief History of the Mass Incarceration of Black Americans

What Do 800-Year-Old Magna Carta & Black Lives Matter Have in Common?

Hip-Hop Legend Boots Riley on #BlackLivesMatter & How His Cousin Was Acquitted in Cop Shooting

Why the Silence of Moderate Conservatives is Dangerous for Race Relations

Hailing “Authenticity and Integrity,” Cornel West Backs Bernie Sanders

What’s Up in West Oakland

Franklin, Peanuts Character Created in the Civil Rights Era, Turns 47

The 1965 Watts Riots Remembered

Everything Wrong with America Traced Back to “She’s a Bad Mama Jama”

Watch President Obama Break Into “Amazing Grace” During His Extraordinary Charleston Eulogy

America Needs Truth & Reconciliation

Is The American Dream at the Expense of the American Negro?

The “Rough Ride” and the Death of Freddie Gray

America’s Deeper Issue: Why the South Still Struggles with Racism and Inequality

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