Black Lives Matter
Recently I discovered there was a Radical Black Feminism reading group in NYC that discusses Black issues, and Black feminism within social movements. The group is hosted by NYC Democratic Socialists of America, one of the largest socialist organizations in the United States.
There were no barbecues or people lounging the day away. Instead, it was an afternoon of peaceful resistance and camaraderie in Oakland’s Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (locally dubbed Oscar Grant Plaza) with people of all shapes, sizes and shades coming together to reclaim the holiday in a way that truly
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You might not like the tone BLM takes, or the image of NFL players kneeling before a game, but if you think that makes these things fundamentally wrong, it’s time for a U.S. history lesson.
Now playing at New Conservatory Theater Center through October 22, Harrison David Rivers’ new play This Bitter Earth touches upon many hot button issues, albeit with a depth and sensitivity which might inspire audiences to engage in thoughtful dialogues about the Black Lives Matter movement. The play follows the brief, intense
It’s an unavoidable topic. Turn on the news on any given day and there’s a questionable police shooting or police using excessive force. It seems as commonplace as the daily weather report. The first few times were shocking, but we are beginning to grow numb to the idea that the
I never watch awards shows. Never. My spouse and my in-laws watch that shit on the reg. But, I have never invested any time or effort into watching awards shows because if the award ain’t going to me, what’s the point? This year I had a special interest in the
By Mar-Li Pitcher and Lauryn Petrie Red banners wave and the exuberant crowd’s cheers of “Make America Great Again” rise to the rafters. The working-class descendants of the Mayflower feel that they have finally found their king. Xenophobia and fear fuel their rabid enthusiasm. Meanwhile, outside, homeless people are having their
W. Kamau Bell is a socio-political comedian and host of KALW’s Kamau Right Now!, a live radio show that transforms the political and cultural conversation of the moment into what Kamau calls “a three-ring circus of relevance.” Bell is also the host of CNN’s The United Shades of America, a documentary series