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Canada Unveils New $10 Bill With Black Civil Rights Icon

Viola Desmond was a key player in the country’s civil rights movement.

A Black woman activist will make history in Canada when her portrait appears prominently on the nation’s new bank notes, the first Canadian woman to do so.

‘Black Panther’ Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office

Marvel’s “Black Panther” continues its record-breaking streak, passing the $1 billion mark at the global box office in just 26 days.

Trade wars: Counting the cost of Trump’s tariff plan

A look at the winners and losers of a possible global trade war that could be sparked by Trump’s protectionist policies.


Trump administration sued for ‘separating’ families

Detained immigrants separated from their children sue the Trump administration.

Migrants separated from their children after they were detained for illegally entering the United States have filed a class action

Why We Sent a Reporter to Work as a Private Prison Guard

Read Mother Jones reporter Shane Bauer’s firsthand account of his four months spent working as a guard at a corporate-run prison in Louisiana. 

In 1887, a 23-year-old journalist got herself checked into the Women’s Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island in New York

Documentary: 4 Months As A Private Prison Guard

Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch”

Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA).
“The last riot we had was two years ago,” he says over the phone.
“Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!” says a woman’s voice, cutting in. “We got rid of them.”