“The Butler” versus Black August: Liberal Tunnel Vision of Historical Radical Traditions
COMMENTARY

“The Butler” versus Black August: Liberal Tunnel Vision of Historical Radical Traditions

As of late, it seems as though the media at large has tried to desensitize the violence and realities of the Civil Rights movement by eliminating genealogies of the Black Liberation Movement in the United States. From Bill O’ Reilly and Don Lemon tag- teaming on “Black Respectability” politics, to NPR’s attempts to get the … Continue reading

Free Chelsea Manning
COMMENTARY

Free Chelsea Manning

“I understand that my actions violated the law. I regret that my actions hurt or harmed the US. It was never my intent to hurt anyone. I only wanted to help people.”  I remember the first time I saw the US Apache video in the Iraq War, leaked thanks to whistle blower Chelsea Manning. For 30 minutes, … Continue reading

Solidarity is for White Women
NEWS

Solidarity is for White Women

If you haven’t noticed, twitter is imploding with discussion on feminism, racism, and good ol’ hearted oppression olympics. #solidarityisforwhitewomen is allowing women of color and white women to have a relatively open dialogue about their frustrations, assumptions, and outright confusion with what it means to be in solidarity. The hashtag was started by @Karnythia, after … Continue reading