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Last week, The Huffington Post decided to move their coverage of Trump from the Entertainment section back to Politics. Considering Trump’s “extreme and irresponsible messages,” Arianna Huffington wrote, the HuffPost is “no longer amused” by Trump’s campaign.

Last week, The Huffington Post decided to move their coverage of Trump from the Entertainment section back to Politics. Considering Trump’s “extreme and irresponsible messages,” Arianna Huffington wrote, the HuffPost is “no longer amused” by Trump’s ...

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On claiming space and belonging

“So you’re a journalist.” No question. It was a statement. I was talking to a new friend at a party, and she asked about my job. She worked in radio, and was happy to find a kindred spirit.

“Well, I don’t really identify that way,” I countered.

“So you’re a journalist.” No question. It was a statement. I was talking to a new friend at a party, and she asked about my job. She worked in radio, and was happy to find a kindred ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

As other GOP candidates try to distance themselves from Trump’s transparently fascist positions to make themselves look better in comparison, Mike Huckabee has made it clear his problem with Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering the US is that it doesn’t go far enough because, “If you’re willing to strap a bomb to the belly of your child to kill Americans, then you’re willing to lie about your religion.”

As other GOP candidates try to distance themselves from Trump’s transparently fascist positions to make themselves look better in comparison, Mike Huckabee has made it clear his problem with Trump’s proposal to bar Muslims from entering ...

The Shores family pose for a portrait near Westerville, Custer County, Neb., in 1887. Jerry Shores was one of a number of former slaves to settle in Custer County. He took a claim adjacent to that of his brothers, Moses Speese and Henry Webb. Each had taken the name of his former owner. They are among the thousands of homesteaders who moved west in the late 1800's and set up housekeeping with the only natural resource the Great Plains had in abundance: sod.  (AP Photo)

On slavery, 150 years later

Today is December 7th. On December 6th, 1865 the United States ratified the 13th Amendment, officially abolishing slavery. In our short, historical memories, 150 years may feel like a short time, but it really isn’t. By my estimation, I am probably five or six generations removed from my father’s family’s enslavement, which is also about as long as my mother’s (white) family has been attending college.  So that’s awkward.

Today is December 7th. On December 6th, 1865 the United States ratified the 13th Amendment, officially abolishing slavery. In our short, historical memories, 150 years may feel like a short time, but it really isn’t. By my estimation, ...

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10,000 Afro-Brazilian women march against racism

Activists from across Brazil gathered in the country’s capitol this month to participate in the Black Women’s March and draw attention to the discrimination and disproportionate levels of violence that Afro-Brazilian women face.

Activists from across Brazil gathered in the country’s capitol this month to participate in the Black Women’s March and draw attention to the discrimination and disproportionate levels of violence that Afro-Brazilian women face.

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Why isn’t Daniel Holtzclaw a household name?

Over at Cosmo, Treva Lindsey has a great piece on the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma cop charged with committed 36 sexual crimes, from stalking to rape, against mostly low-income Black women while on duty. She explains how the combination of racism and sexism has led to the lack of mass media coverage of the horrifying case. 

Over at Cosmo, Treva Lindsey has a great piece on the trial of Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma cop charged with committed 36 sexual crimes, from stalking to rape, against mostly low-income Black women while on duty. ...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on reparations, racism, and sexism

I was thrilled to speak with journalist and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on my WBAI radio show last week. Coates’ latest book Between The World and Me was called “required reading” by Toni Morrison, was nominated for a National Book Award, and earned him a MacCarthur Genius Grant.

I was thrilled to speak with journalist and writer Ta-Nehisi Coates on my WBAI radio show last week. Coates’ latest book Between The World and Me was called “required reading” by Toni Morrison, ...

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In this together: Pay attention to Europe’s refugee crisis

For weeks now the so-called “Migrants Crisis” has dominated headlines in Europe. While I traveled across the continent a few weeks ago it was a top story again and again in the UK, Sweden, and Denmark, with headlines blaring out from airport and railway newsagents’ in a dozen languages. 

For weeks now the so-called “Migrants Crisis” has dominated headlines in Europe. While I traveled across the continent a few weeks ago it was a top story again and again in the UK, Sweden, and ...

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