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  • The Racist History of Tipping

    by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

    Lawmakers will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage across the country to $15 an hour by 2024. This would be a crucial step toward the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade.



  • Immigration and the New Fugitive Slave Laws

    by Manisha Sinha

    The abolitionists’ protests against the fugitive slave laws, which deprived large groups of people of their liberty and criminalized those who offered assistance to them, should be an inspiration in our dismal times.



  • Black People’s Land Was Stolen

    by Andrew W. Kahrl

    In addition to invoking the 40 acres black people never got, the reparations movement today should be talking about the approximately 11 million acres black people had but lost, in many cases through fraud, deception and outright theft, much of it taken in the past 50 years.