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The Return of the Poor People’s Campaign

Fifty years after Martin Luther King Jr. pivoted to fighting poverty and inequality, a new generation of activists seeks to take up his mantle.

By Matt Stieb

Bernie Sanders in the Deep South

Never mind reports of a swipe at Obama. Sanders found an audience of black voters receptive to his updated critique of class and race disparity.

By Briahna Joy Gray

Who Represents MLK’s Legacy Today?

Barack Obama was an heir to King’s political legacy, but it’s clear now that he didn’t occupy the Promised Land of equality, either.

By Ed Kilgore