Tag: Opinion

Nick Saban Should Mind His Own Business

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on against the Southern Miss Golden Eagles during the second half at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 25, 2021, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. | Source: Kevin C. Cox / Getty University of Alabama Head Football Coach… Continue Reading “Nick Saban Should Mind His Own Business”

White Supremacist Violence Is A Part Of America

Source: John Normile / Getty Saturday’s massacre of ten people at a supermarket in a Black neighborhood in Buffalo is not an anomaly. The rhetoric and hate that informed the murderous rage of 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron is not an anomaly. Gendron is the… Continue Reading “White Supremacist Violence Is A Part Of America”

Amplify Georgia Collaborative Fights For Abortion Access

Source: Paul Morigi / Getty Abortion advocacy groups in Georgia have long been preparing for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. However, the recent draft leak from the Supreme Court still enraged and saddened those of us who do reproductive justice work… Continue Reading “Amplify Georgia Collaborative Fights For Abortion Access”

‘Legalization Ain’t Sh*t Without Decriminalization’

Source: Cappi Thompson / Getty With each passing year, cannabis has become more mainstream as states expand medical and recreational options. As an industry, cannabis has rapidly grown into a multibillion-dollar industry. According to Adweek, legal cannabis is expected to become a $30 Billion… Continue Reading “‘Legalization Ain’t Sh*t Without Decriminalization’”

OP-ED: Gun Violence Crisis Demands Public Health Solutions

Protestors take part in a rally of Moms against gun violence calling for Federal Background Checks on August 18, 2019, in New York City. | Source: JOHANNES EISELE / Getty Over the last year, President Joe Biden has taken a number of measures to… Continue Reading “OP-ED: Gun Violence Crisis Demands Public Health Solutions”

Abortion Bans Interfere With Bodily Autonomy and Self-Determination

Source: Leigh Vogel / Getty When the news came out that a Texas woman had been arrested and jailed for a self-managed abortion, we were not surprised. Lizelle Herrera sought medical care and was reported by a health care worker as violating Texas’s atrocious… Continue Reading “Abortion Bans Interfere With Bodily Autonomy and Self-Determination”

My Heroes Let Me Down At The Oscars

Source: ROBYN BECK / Getty Usually the day after the Oscars, I’m trying to find reasons to care. The lily-white party of mediocre Hollywood talent just isn’t that entertaining for Black people. But regardless, every year we begged the Academy Awards for inclusion. Now… Continue Reading “My Heroes Let Me Down At The Oscars”

The Oscars Are Still So White

Source: MICHAEL TRAN / Getty Four Black actors were nominated for Oscars in 2022, six years after the Twitter campaign #OscarsSoWhite rocked Hollywood. In the long history of Hollywood snubs, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gets some credit for at least… Continue Reading “The Oscars Are Still So White”

African Refugees Fleeing Ukraine Still Met With Skepticism

Source: EMMANUEL DUPARCQ / Getty Desperate treatment of those fleeing Ukraine continues with recent news of African and other non-white refugees who fled Ukraine now being detained in Poland and Estonia. As recently reported by the Independent, an estimated “52 third-country nationals” were being detained… Continue Reading “African Refugees Fleeing Ukraine Still Met With Skepticism”

Breonna Taylor’s Life Mattered Because She Deserved To Live Her Life To The Fullest

Source: The Washington Post / Getty Breonna Taylor is more than a hashtag. Two years after Louisville Metro Police killed Breonna, it’s still tough to process.  Breonna deserved better from authorities in Louisville and the state of Kentucky as a whole. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron… Continue Reading “Breonna Taylor’s Life Mattered Because She Deserved To Live Her Life To The Fullest”