by Philip Gourevitch
At Robben Island Prison, a former leper colony and animal-quarantine station off Cape Town, Nelson Mandela—Prisoner 466/64—was kept by South Africa’s white-supremacist regime for eighteen years in an eight-foot-by-seven-foot cell.
By Jeremy Daw
Eighty years ago, Congress made one of its smartest decisions in the entire history of US drug policy and brought Prohibition to an end.
By William Boardman
“Through its provisions, Public Act 436 establishes a new form of local government, previously unknown within the United States or the State of Michigan…
By Max Fisher
Nelson Mandela was already 45 years old when, on April 20, 1964, he gave the defining speech of the anti-Apartheid movement, from the dock of a Pretoria courtroom.
By BILL BERKOWITZ
Last night, it was difficult to cut through the fog of reaction from current day conservatives to the death of Nelson Mandela.
A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
The final installment of Dr. Henry Louis Gates’ latest PBS series, “Many Rivers To Cross” was nothing to write home about.