This is Here for Anyone Who Needs It.

I'm not having the best night, I've had a few nightmares and flashbacks (not fun), and I have an exam at 2pm today. Not to mention, I'm going on a trip on Saturday, to see a special guy, and I'm anxious about how he's gonna like my surprise. I'm not looking foward to going back to my old school for a visit and seeeing… » 3/27/15 5:00am Yesterday 5:00am

Aisha Moodie-Mills Becomes First Black Woman to Head the Victory Fund

Aisha Moodie-Mills is the new president and CEO of the Victory Fund and Institute, a leading LGBT political organization, and the first black woman hold the position. A mainstay on MSNBC's circle of commentators, she was previously a Senior Fellow and Director of the FIRE Initiative at the Center for American… » 3/26/15 6:48pm Thursday 6:48pm

Does This Article Have Some Issues, Or Is It Just Me?

I never, ever, ever write about main page articles but this one is bugging me and I was wondering if anyone else had issues with it? The subject is incredibly serious (human slaves, trafficking) but the article's tone seems to be too light (all those exclamation points at the end of the sentences are...not what I… » 3/26/15 1:13pm Thursday 1:13pm

Drive by post - Republican Pollster Admits it

Chanced upon Hardball on MSNBC, where they're talking about Ted Cruz and have Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster up to bat for the Republicans. She straight up said, when told that just because Ted Cruz has an Hispanic last name that it doesn't mean Latin@ voters will vote for him, "We'll see about that." » 3/25/15 7:08pm Wednesday 7:08pm

Freedom Song: A Conversation About the State of Black Liberation Music

In the lyric pamphlet to Black Messiah, D'Angelo's third album after 14 years away from the spotlight, the soul-savant explains his reasoning behind its title and sudden release: "Some will jump to the conclusion that I am calling myself a Black Messiah," he begins. "For me the title is about all of us...It's about… » 3/25/15 5:36pm Wednesday 5:36pm

Police Chained Martese Johnson's Feet the Night of His Arrest

Since news of third-year UVA student Martese Johnson's brutal and unjustifiably violent arrest came in a week ago, there have been some important updates to the story: first and most importantly, that 20-year-old Johnson was not attempting to use a fake ID, as earlier, unconfirmed reports (and my earlier blog… » 3/25/15 1:18pm Wednesday 1:18pm

BBC The Conversation: Making movies

Chika Anadu is a self-taught film-maker who wrote, produced and directed her first feature film, the acclaimed B for Boy, in 2013. After studying law in the UK she went back to her home country Nigeria to shoot her film - a contemporary drama which reflects the tension between modern and traditional values in…

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Recapping RaceFail : The Originals S1ep2

After The Vampire Diaries, and the many misfortunes of Bonnie Bennett I swore to myself that I would never watch another Julie Plec show ever again. But the other night my friend was helping me take out my braids. It was her house, her labor, and her Netflix so I didn't argue when she put on The Originals, a spinoff… » 3/24/15 7:47pm Tuesday 7:47pm