Category Archive: Current Events

If Progressives Want Lasting Change, They Should Do More Than Protest And Run For Office

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Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in The Huffington Post, and is republished here with the authors’ permission. By Brakeyshia Samms and Brandon McKoy Ever since last November, we have seen an upsurge in… Continue reading

Sic Semper Tyrannis

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“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” — Milan Kundera I. Invention One of the first documentations of African people in British North America dates to 1619,… Continue reading

Our Rubicon Moment

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While this America settles in the mould of its vulgarity, heavily thickening to empire And protest, only a bubble in the molten mass, pops and sighs out, and the mass hardens, I sadly… Continue reading

The Seven Stages of Watching the Presidential Debate

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Remember when you’d watch a 90’s sitcom, and a celebrity from another popular show would make a guest appearance, and the canned audience track would go, “Woooooooo!”? That was this debate. That was… Continue reading

Private Eyes

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Last week, Bloomberg uncovered a secret surveillance program that the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) has been testing since January. Without notifying any elected officials or members of the public, the police outfitted small… Continue reading

Yeezy 2020?

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  If Kayne West runs for president in 2020*, can he count on your vote? Before you answer, what if I tell you the alternative is Ted Cruz? Consider this counterfactual. President Hillary… Continue reading

I Am My Own Savior: Advice on Thriving After Sexual Assault

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Brakeyshia Samms is a student of life, who is no longer flunking the course. You can follow her on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BrakeyshiaSamms. This article also appeared online in The Huffington Post. *** After… Continue reading

I Supported Hillary in 2008. Here’s Why I Support Bernie Now

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Richard Phillips is a policy analyst from Maryland. He graduated with a Masters in Public Policy from American University and lives in DC. His goal is to become the real-life Josh Lyman from… Continue reading

Democrats, Amnesia, and the Value of Black and Brown Life

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Brandon McKoy is a policy analyst from New Jersey. He graduated with a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.… Continue reading