Category Archives: Culture

We can’t just remove icons of Confederate glorification — we must add representations of Black empowerment, too

Hey, look, I know I post a lot, especially lately. But this essay is ESSENTIAL READING. Save it for later if you must. But please, please read it! There is so much to chew on here! This piece offers a … Continue reading

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‘You don’t have to start perfect. You just have to start.’

I truly love this statement by a friend of a friend on FB. (Text included below, too.) I feel that it is a very gracious open hand, with true understanding and empathy for a certain kind of oblivious white person who … Continue reading

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Slavery, in all its context and shame, should be taught in U.S. schools

I will 100% support slavery education on par with Holocaust education. Empathy building for everyone! The Nazis’ attempt to eradicate Jews, queers, the disabled, nonconformists and ethnic minorities is one of Europe’s great sins … generational chattel slavery is certainly … Continue reading

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A war criminal in the civil rights struggle escapes justice — and we learn this on Holocaust Remembrance Day?!

White supremacy is pure evil. It is toxic and poisons us all. The Emmett Till murder has long been a prime example. First there was the miscarriage of justice in his murderers’ trial. Then later, they confessed their guilt, and … Continue reading

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Another step closer to official declaration of war on 1st Amenment

Steve Bannon, who enjoys referring to himself as Darth Vader, and who celebrates trolls, is actually not talking to the NYTimes here. Instead, he is telling Americans, via a respected media org, that the media is the enemy and they … Continue reading

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“Kodak moments” should have been available to everyone, since before there was a Kodak

Sharing this spectacular gallery of tintype-style photographs from the AFROPUNK festival not only because the images and their subjects are GLORIOUS. In this gallery, Brazilian-born fashion/culture photographer Driely Schwarz offers a drop of corrective to an injustice that dates to … Continue reading

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Saying “hi” while black

Witness! This 15-minute video (embedded in article that sums up encounter) is very uncomfortable to sit through, but must be viewed especially by those of us who don’t experience routine racist abuse of police power. No violence (this time) — just disrespectful, … Continue reading

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