Five years since its inception, a look at what the Black Lives Matter movement accomplished and the important work it left unfinished.
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is a Jacobin columnist and an assistant professor in Princeton University's Department of African American Studies. She is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.
The growing conflict between Nancy Pelosi and representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t a clash of personalities — it’s a clash of worldviews.
The Democratic Party should be hosting thematic debates with viable presidential candidates on poverty, housing, foreign policy, immigrant rights, the climate crisis, and more. Instead, they are collaborating with the mainstream media to host empty entertainment spectacles.
In a single speech, Bernie showed why he's an existential threat to the political establishment. He decried poverty and exploitation and named capitalism as the culprit and democratic socialism as the solution.
We live in a country built off slavery and anti-black racism. The struggle for reparations is about remembering that, and fighting for a better future for all working people.
Howard Zinn's life was a model for left-wing intellectuals to both produce and take action to transform the world.
Last night's elections were an important repudiation of Trump — and another confirmation that voters will embrace left-wing policies over watered-down centrism.
The most important struggle in the US today is stopping the growth of the racist right-wing.
Fox News tried to intimidate Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor from speaking. Now we're printing her words in full.
Two years ago, the Baltimore Uprising pointed the way towards a new, militant antiracist struggle. Today, the young movement must adapt to the Trump era.
Forget the first 100 days — Jacobin contributors weigh in on Trump's first 103.
The Women's Strike on March 8 can help ramp up the movement against Trump.
To defeat Trump, we have to build democratic, multiracial, militant organizations with a foundation in solidarity.
To build a mass movement against Trump, we have to engage newcomers productively.
The congressional sit-in was not just cynical political theater — it was for a deeply reactionary cause.
Socialists think that the struggle against racism is central to undoing the ruling class's power.
The struggle for black liberation is bound up with the project of human liberation and social transformation.
In Baltimore and elsewhere, the ascension of blacks to political office has only masked persisting racial inequality.
To end police violence, we must end policing as we know it.
Nothing short of a mass movement will stop the police from killing black people.