7/19: NFL rescinds new anthem policy, doesn’t end controversy

On May 23, the NFL announced its new policy that requires all players and league personnel to stand for the anthem if they are on the field, otherwise they are allowed to wait in the locker room until its conclusion, the league reports, which supposedly ends the two year history of players kneeling during the…

POTUS says NFL’s new anthem policy is “worse.” Is it though?

The disconnect between what NFL players are protesting— the national anthem, and by virtue the flag— versus why they are protesting— police brutality against people of color— is the wedged issue that continues to derail what could be a productive conversation about criminal justice reform.

The Flint Water Crisis: 4 Years Later

In a four year story of twists and turns, the most recent development of the Flint Water Crisis is that the state of Michigan has indefinitely suspended free bottled water for Flint residents because “Flint’s water is now well within the standards set by the federal government,” per Governor Rick Snyder in a press release….

No, Bruno Mars is not culturally appropriating…

But he does appeal to white America. At this point, nearly everyone has either seen or heard about Seren Sensei’s viral video claiming that Bruno Mars is appropriating Black culture. Her passionate remarks about Mars’ palatability to white America are valid, yet the rest of her claims are broad and sweeping in their generalization of…

Why Black Panther is a must-see

Wakanda changes the power dynamics of race, presents the possibilities of Black innovation and entertains the childish thought of “what would’ve been” if twelve to seventeen million bodies weren’t captured from Africa and entrapped in the transatlantic slave trade.

Why Fox News’ Laura Ingraham epitomizes white supremacy

All-Star 2018 has brought about a lot of excitement, but there’s one thing that sits at the intersection of race and sports: the venomous insults from Fox News’ Laura Ingraham toward LeBron James and Kevin Durant. In less than 45 seconds, Ingraham belittles and criticizes LeBron James for his interview with ESPN’s Cari Champion and…

How H&M’s infamous hoodie breeds white supremacy

At this point, nearly everyone has seen the featured image: H&M’s attempt to advertise a children’s hoodie by having a black child wear a sweatshirt with a widely known, racially derogatory phrase imprinted on it. Within a week of launching their hooded top, the UK-based company was aggressively harassed by social media and big names such…