How Do You Fight White Supremacy?

Mar 27, 2019

To Understand Us, Pay Attention to the Outfits

Mar 27, 2019
Tanisha Ford
The Atlantic
Near the end of Jordan Peele’s Us, viewers finally witness the confrontation the entire story has been building toward. The protagonist, Adelaide Wilson (played by Lupita Nyong’o), faces off against her jumpsuited doppelgänger, Red (also played by Nyong’o), in an underground chamber inhabited by clones known as the Tethered. Adelaide and her family spent much of the movie killing off their murderous counterparts, but those clashes were merely a prelude to this fight to the death.

Kenrya Rankin and Akiba Solomon Tackle White Supremacy in New Book

Mar 26, 2019
In this selection from “How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance,” Colorlines editors Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin explore the pervasiveness of structural racism and the many ways Black people inch us closer to collective freedom.

'What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker' Is A Powerful Look At One Black Man's Life

Mar 26, 2019
Damon Young
For Damon Young — writer, critic, humorist, and the co-founder and editor-in -chief of VerySmartBrothas — being black in America is to "exist in a ceaseless state of absurdity; a perpetual surreality that twists and contorts and transmutates equilibrium and homeostasis the way an extended stay in space alters human DNA."

Damon Young on the ‘Absurdity’ of Being Black

Mar 25, 2019
New York Times
The co-founder of the cultural criticism website Very Smart Brothas mines his experiences in a new memoir, “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker.”

The Political Power of Black Motherhood

Mar 20, 2019
Dani McClain
The Longest Shortest Time
There are a lot of books out there these days about motherhood. They’ll often focus on the personal—stories about how parenthood can interfere with your sex life or career track. These are real parts of parenting. But parenting is about something bigger, too.

How Do I Convince My Little Black Girl That She Can Be Whatever She Wants to Be in America?

Mar 18, 2019
Damon Young
Time Magazine
It was more than a year and a half after our daughter was born that I finally shared with my wife my thoughts from our first week as parents. After driving back from Home Depot, Alecia and I sat in the car for an hour so Zoe could keep napping in her car seat.

First Look: World Citizen Comics aims to create super-powered activists

Mar 12, 2019
Jenn Pozner, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, and George O'Connor on board for World Citizen Comics helmed by Mark Siegel
Entertainment Weekly
Superheroes save the world all the time, but maybe comic books themselves can help, too.

Stacey Abrams is Just Getting Started

Mar 11, 2019
Brittney Cooper
Marie Claire
The controversial Georgia governor’s race spurred Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams to file a federal lawsuit calling for election reform. Scathed but unbroken, she has emerged as the future of the party—delivering the Democrats’ response to the State of the Union—with ever-growing calls that she seek the highest office in the land.

Hold Hands

Mar 01, 2019
Sara Varon
Publisher's Weekly
A favorite read aloud!

Michael Eric Dyson: Trump’s 'cynical exploitation' of race

Jun 04, 2018
Michael Eric Dyson
The Beat With Ari Melber
Civil Rights expert, Michael E. Dyson, joins Ari Melber to discuss race in Trump’s America and how how the legacy of James Baldwin has been revived. Dyson argues Trump’s election is the “logical extension” of “white refusal” to see “blackness as American” and Trump’s exploitation of poor working class white people, while “disinvesting in their interests and communities”.