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The big picture: Bud Lee captures the 1967 Newark riots

The American photographer’s stark images of the clashes in New Jersey and their aftermath kicked off a nationwide debate about police violenceThe civil unrest that erupted in Newark, New Jersey, over six days in July 1967 has come to be thought of as a...

Moms for Liberty, meet John Birch: the roots of US rightwing book bans

Matthew Dallek, author of new book Birchers, sees plentiful precedent for censorship efforts in Republican statesMoms for Liberty is a Florida-based pressure group which campaigns for book bans in US public schools, an issue at the heart of the nationa...

‘I did all that I could’: the tireless activism of Harry Belafonte

The death of the artist and activist leaves behind an important legacy of someone who worked hard to make a differenceOn the morning of 9 April 1968, some 1,300 mourners crammed into Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist church for the funeral of Dr Martin Luther...

Nakhane: ‘I was exhausted from singing sad songs’

Nakhane’s mix of hedonistic beats and operatic vocals have made them one of South Africa’s biggest artists. They talk about their fractured childhood, conversion therapy, death threats – and making their queerest album yetAs a child, South African arti...