This is the link to the story “And Of Clay We Are Created,” a fictional story based on the real life Armero Tragedy, and the death of a young girl Omayra Sanchez.
Disclaimer: I know Latin@s and Arab Americans can also be black. I only used that term for alliteration. Now that that’s out of the way:
There is a great article on clutch about the Western influences on Carnival in Trinidad. You should read the whole thing but I will post parts that spoke to me below.
So Kanye went on yet another Twitter rant in response to the backlash over his lyrics from his song “Famous” about Taylor Swift where he said this: “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / I made that bitch famous.”
This is OkGo’s video for Upside Down & Inside Out. It was shot inside an S7 Airlines plane, in zero gravity.
I could swear I just heard Hillary Clinton answer a Black woman’s question about race relations by stating she thinks the woman is wrong about the uptick in racism since Obama came into office.
Friends, drunkards, balletomanes! Lend me your rears! Let’s park them in some plush, cozy seats at New York City Center on April 6th-9th.
My mother-in-law waited for her “homestead” her whole life. She died at 65-still waiting. Far too few people know about this shameful part of US history. The crimes of the US government have never been accounted for, and there has been no justice- just an impotent and meaningless (too-little too-late) apology. The US…
This Sunday morning, as I do on every Valentine’s Day, I will wake up to a message from my mother. Last year, it was a long email sent at an ungodly early hour, carrying all of her usual, heartfelt, holiday-appropriate sentiments: “Today is not only about boyfriends/girlfriends or husbands/wives but also about the…
Federal prosecutors have convened a grand jury to hear evidence in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, the New York Daily News and New York Times are reporting. The U.S. Department of Justice began investigating Garner’s death after a New York grand jury declined to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the NYPD officer who placed him…
Sigh. Another one I am submitting without comment...
So here are some concepts from Zodiac Aerospace.
I wanted to share a little bit of the history of Hawaii, because it is very much entwined with colonialism and native rights:
Cosplay has always prided itself on its ability to transform fans into their heroes, wherever and whoever they are. In theory, at least. In practice, things haven’t always been that perfect, especially when a fan is black.
By the time I hit my mid-twenties, after years of dating both inside and outside of the United States, I came to a terrible, lonesome conclusion: American men don’t find me attractive.
So Majid Jordan has this song feat drake called my love. You can listen. below.
You may have heard that Facebook has been offering a service called Free Basics to countries in the developing world. You may even have heard that the nation of India banned Free Basics on the grounds that it violated net neutrality by picking for India which services most of its citizens would receive. Well, Facebook…