We are certainly entering a new era when Beyoncé, our most celebrated Black pop star, can access a dominant worldwide corporation like Disney—responsible for some of the most troubling anti-Black representations for nearly a century—and utilize its platform to correct our image and offer us a grand, divine mirror to see ourselves anew. “Black is King” is Oshun’s mirror by way of Beyoncé’s artistic vision.
Team members of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm and New York Liberty walked off the court before the National Anthem began—signifying the teams’ solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and specifically how they stand against the police brutality that lead to the killing of Breonna Taylor.
“All season long, we say her name.”
For the first time in the history of O magazine, Oprah is stepping aside, and letting another face take center stage: Breonna Taylor. “We can’t be silent. We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice,” she said.
As protesters continue to demand reform and accountability for officers, it is increasingly important and necessary to understand the legal right citizens and the press have to record and publish videos of police activities.
Cue: The NYU First Amendment Watch last month released “A Citizen’s Guide to Recording Police”—which breaks down the legal precedent behind our right to record law enforcement officers.
On Monday, a judge denied a motion to release Grace, a 15-year old Black girl who has been held in custody since May for not completing her schoolwork. The Michigan teenager’s incarceration has begun to receive nationwide attention since ProPublica Illinois published a story about her last week.
Donnetta Grays is just one of many playwrights whose productions were cut short this year due to COVID-19—since the spring season is generally when theaters “take more risks” in producing shows outside of the traditional canon. So the pandemic, unsurprisingly, is disproportionately affecting playwrights who produce such “radical” work—namely, Black, queer and marginalized writers.
The Kilroys’ LIST aims to memorialize those productions.
Sandra Bland died five years ago. Breonna Taylor died four months ago. Why has so little changed?
“A Pride without racial justice, a Pride without intersectional feminism, is no Pride at all. It is simply a mockery of the work of the trailblazers that came before us.”
Land loss has plagued Black America since emancipation. Is it time to look again at ‘Black commons’ and collective ownership?
In her new book “The Color of Money,” UCI law professor Mehrsa Baradaran says that if history is any guide, Black capital and Black banks alone will not be enough to end Black poverty. True equity will require a fundamental reworking of the U.S. banking system.