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  • The Streets

    The Streets

    By Raya Yarbrough   My aunt took me down to Harlem, down to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. She talked to me about history, and struggle, and my head took it in, as the history of struggle. And my life went on. Colorless conversations. Happy [...]

  • Blue Plate Special

    Blue Plate Special

    By Sara Marchant   The little girl in the booth behind me is bouncing on her vinyl seat in excitement, and I stop chewing my crunchy salad in order to better eavesdrop. My back is to her, and her back is towards me, so I [...]

  • Don’t Make America Great Again

    Don’t Make America Great Again

    By Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty   I got a fever for the flavor of liberation, a quenching for the thirst of vindication. A country built on slavery must pay reparations, or at the very least stop their racial propagation. Black bodies still suffer from redlining, and segregation, [...]

  • Gallop Poll by Grace Jelsnik

    Gallop Poll by Grace Jelsnik

    A post-election Gallop Poll surveying 20,000 adults between the ages of 28 and 29 revealed the following startling results: 60% of the high-school dropouts who voted for Donald Trump believed he not only won the popular vote but also is the lead singer in the [...]

  • A Drop of Water

    A Drop of Water

    By James Schwartz   Land of lapping lakes, Peninsula & Pine. Alexis de Tocqueville, Frontiersmen & Forefathers. Detroit flood & Detroit debt Our kingdom for a drop of water.   James Schwartz is a gay ex-Amish poet and slam performer. His poetry has been published by various [...]

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Video picks of the week

Kellyanne Conway’s Interview Tricks
from Vox

Racism as a Spectrum with Mamoudou N’Diaye from Mic. Take the test.

Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance, from The Power of Choice Project

Kellyanne Conway returns to 1984 with “alternative facts” from Meet the Press

The Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

The Miseducation of Dylann Roof from Southern Poverty Law Center

Brave New Films: Protect Public Education—oppose Betsy DeVos’ nomination! Call your senator today: 202-224-3121.

“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” by Baba Gil Scott-Heron from Jabari Akhenamen

To Breitbart from Weather.com: Climate change is real and please stop using our video to mislead Americans.

Undocumented youth brace for a frightening future under Trump, from Think Progress

Liberal v. Conservative: A Neuroscientific Analysis with Gail Saltz, from Big Think

Stand up, Senate! The President-Elect is a Hypocrite, from Brave New Films

MSNBC town hall in Kenosha, Wisconsin
Trump voter gets reality check from Sanders

“Prove it”

from Tess Rafferty and Steve Cohen.

Code of the Freaks, a documentary

on disabilities and Hollywood

“Beyond Political Correctness” by Tess Rafferty

From Occupy Democrats

“Sound of Silence” by Disturbed

covered because, well, sad …

“Reverse Racism” by Aamer Rahman

An oldy, but ever more relevant

Senator Elizabeth Warren: Floor speech

on 21st Century Cures Act

Founders of Black Lives Matter

interviewed by Mia Birdsong, via TED