N. D. B. Connolly

Albert Turner and Bob Mants are walking directly behind Williams and Lewis across Edmund Pettus Bridge

Biden’s Push for an Infrastructure Presidency Risks Sacrificing Black Communities

Infrastructure has a long history of cloaking racism and preventing justice.

Racism After Redlining

In "Race for Profit," Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor walks us through the ways racist housing policy survived the abolition of redlining.

This, Our Second Nadir

Why the Trump Era demands a better understanding of how racism got us into this mess.
Still from Black Panther

How 'Black Panther' Taps Into 500 Years of History

The film draws on centuries of black dreams of independence to create Wakanda.

Black History Month

What does Black History Month leave out?

Black and Woke in Capitalist America: Revisiting Robert Allen’s "Black Awakening"... for New Times’ Sake

A look into neocolonialism in modern America.
Redlining map for Decatur, Illinois

Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America

In the 1930s, the federal government created redlining maps for almost every major U.S. city. Explore those maps and their contexts in a brand new version of this project.

Trump Syllabus 2.0

An introduction to the currents of American culture that led to "Trumpism.'

A Black Power Method

A Black Power method moves to destabilize or interrogate dominant white perspectives in mainstream media outlets, government records, and in the very definition of what constitutes a credible source.