Social Justice


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee in the United States to speak about violence against transgender women of color in a public forum. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Biden Just Took a Stand for Trans Women in a Way That No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Echoing one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's primary campaign themes, Biden declared that he would "flat out" change the harmful executive orders President Trump has used to target transgender Americans.

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The Cost of Racism in the US? $16 Trillion, According to New Study

The vast majority of losses come from loans that could've been provided to Black business owners.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.

A scene from a protest held on May 30, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. (Shantanu Saha via Shutterstock)
Philadelphia Bans Police Chokeholds

City Council also banned officers from kneeling on a suspect's neck and using similar types of restraints.

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Black Lives Matter Is Inspiring Young People to Register to Vote. Could They Swing the Election?

Beyond demanding an end to racial injustice, the protests have also offered an opportunity to register more people to vote.

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Thousands of Workers Are Going on Strike for Black Lives Today. Here Are Their Demands.

Tens of thousands of frontline workers across the country are going on strike Monday to protest systemic racism and police brutality and to demand that corporations and the government take action to address white supremacy, end economic exploitation of Black workers, and allow all workers to unionize.

Police officers stand in Interstate 676 in Philadelphia, Monday, June 1, 2020, in the aftermath of protest and unrest in reaction to the death of George Floyd.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Nearly 150 Protesters Sue Philadelphia Over Police Use of Force

The city of Philadelphia and its police department are facing a wave of civil rights lawsuits over their use of force during protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.