Actor-comedian Chris Rock accepts the Hollywood Comedy Film Award for 'Top Five' onstage during the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 14, 2014 in Hollywood, Calif.
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Chris Rock is on a political roll
by Adam Howard

Comedian Chris Rock has never been afraid to get raw and real when it comes to the politics of race, and he has been especially outspoken in recent weeks ahead of the release of his well-reviewed new comedy, “Top Five.”

Pregnant and forced off the job
by Irin Carmon

 Lauri Huffman Wolfe was six months pregnant – and terrified. She had been fired from her job as a manager at Speedway, a gas station convenience store, because the company said the accommodations she required made her unfit for the job, and Wolfe refused to take unpaid leave before giving birth.

Fast food workers stage biggest strike yet
by Emma Margolin

Thousands of low-wage employees in approximately 190 cities walked off the job Thursday in what organizers are calling the largest fast food worker strike to date.

Eric Garner’s mother: ‘His name will be remembered’
by Trymaine Lee

While protests continue across the country, on Staten Island, Garner’s family and neighbors were more reflective than enraged, more heartsick than hostile.

What will come out of Ferguson?
by Zachary Roth

Body cameras for police? Ending racial profiling? Her’s where things stand on some of the key policy steps on the table in response to the unrest in Ferguson.


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