This BLM Activist-Turned-Politician Thinks We Can Learn Something From the GOP

Khalid Kamau, an Atlanta native, is one of a number of activists making the transition from street protest to political office: When he was sworn in as a city council member for the newly incorporated city of South Fulton, a suburban area outside of Atlanta, he wore a Black Lives Matter pin on his lapel and placed his hand on a copy of bell hooks’ Salvation.

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A YOUNG BLACK GIRL BREAKS DOWN RACISM AND GENTRIFICATION IN MUCH-NEEDED NEW SERIES

We are living in a time in which the media has brought the appropriation, consumption and annihilation of Black and brown culture front and center. We are flooded as adults with such triggering imagery and conversation, but one thing we continuously fail to address is how it’s affecting the most vulnerable and inquisitive audience: our children. Continue reading “A YOUNG BLACK GIRL BREAKS DOWN RACISM AND GENTRIFICATION IN MUCH-NEEDED NEW SERIES”

10 Euphemisms For ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings

Have you ever referred to someone or something as racist?

I have.

While many people shy away from using the word because of its incendiary nature, I use it a lot. A whole lot. My predilection for using the term is not because I think everything and everyone is racist. It’s that I want to normalize the word. Continue reading “10 Euphemisms For ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings”

WTF Are they Thinking: Florida Police use dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone

LARGO, Fla. — Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of an investigation.

Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after, authorities say, he tried to drive away before an officer could search him. Continue reading “WTF Are they Thinking: Florida Police use dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone”