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The Guardian: My Travels In White America

“Any reckoning with how the US got to this point, politically, demands some interrogation of how white America got to this place economically and culturally; that takes into account both their relative privilege and their huge pockets of pain.” Yesterday the Guardian published a brilliant, thought-provoking article written by Gary Younge, who is editor-at-large for the Guardian. The article focused on those …

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If Beale Street Could Talk: Barry Jenkins Set To Release James Baldwin Film Adaptation

  If Beale Street Could Talk, is Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to his Oscar Best Picture winner film Moonlight, which he adapted from James Baldwin’s novel of the same name. Jenkins’ wrote the script for If Beale Street Could Talk during the same time he wrote Moonlight. “Since then, Jenkins has been working with the Baldwin Estate. Baldwin’s sister, Gloria Karefa-Smart, says, “We are delighted to …

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Homeland Security Ends Protected Immigration Status of 2,500 Nicaraguans

Today the Department of Homeland Security ended the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans. 57,000 Hondurans who currently receive similar protective statuses, have not yet been issued information on whether their protections will be renewed. The Department of Homeland Security has been given more time to determine their status. TPS protections have been issued for both groups since 1998, following …

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Oakland Singer Kehlani Receives $50,000 From Backstage Capital For Tech Startup

  Singer/songwriter Kehlani has recently set her sights upon the tech industry. In an Instagram post Monday afternoon the Oakland native thanked Backstage Capital for their $50,000 investment into her stealth startup, Flora. Full details about the singer’s startup are not yet available but she founded Flora with two others already within the tech and engineering world, Alaxic Smith and Reid Williams. …

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Another Mass Shooting At a Church Leaves 27 Dead in Texas

At least 27 people were killed and more than 20 were left wounded from gunfire today, as they attended service at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. 26-year old David Patrick Kelley walked into the Baptist church shooting everyone in sight, including children. Devin Patrick Kelly was a resident of San Antonio who lived in the suburb New …

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Disgusting Bullying And Pranks Lands College Student In Jail

Brianna Brochu, a freshman at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, has been arrested after systematically poisoning her African-American roommate for weeks. For Rowe, her roommate’s behavior made it impossible to continue to live there. During the entire time, Rowe was dealing with health issues. Her throat was sore, and getting worse. Doctors gave her antibiotics, but couldn’t figure out …

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