Last November’s midterm elections ushered in a wave of progressive, diverse politicians, including Tennessee Rep. London Lamar (D). After fighting a tough primary against seasoned Democratic candidates, she won her district outright due to the lack of Republican challengers. Inaugurated into office on Jan. 8, 2019, the 27-year-old became the youngest state representative to enter the Tennessee … Continue reading London Lamar, TN’s Youngest State Rep, Can’t Be Bothered By White Tears Or Respectability Politics
Hannah Lucas, a 16-year-old high school student from Cummings, Georgia, has overcome a lot. At 15-years-old, she was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), a chronic illness that causes one to faint. Her symptoms started between the ages of 12 and 13. “When I was in ninth grade, I started passing out. Basically, it … Continue reading How Two Siblings Used Their Mental Health Battles To Create A Resource For Teens In Need
Ever since President Donald Trump signed bipartisan bills Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) into law this past April, panic has set in among the sex work community. Often lumped together as FOSTA-SESTA, this legislation was introduced to Congress with an intent to end human trafficking. … Continue reading How FOSTA-SESTA Legislation Is Wreaking Havoc On The Lives Of Sex Workers
The revolutionary hip-hop band Arrested Development broke down barriers 30 years ago by releasing positive albums dedicated to Black self-love, Afro-centric themes and the end to white supremacy across the diaspora. Co-founder and leader of the hit-making conscious rap group, Todd “Speech” Thomas, spoke to Atlanta Black Star about the group’s current projects and … Continue reading Arrested Development’s Speech Thomas Shares His Hopes for Black People, Dishes on Band’s Latest Projects
A Man Named Yves Playwright Dui Jarrod’s “Unholy War” is an incredible melodrama exploring the psyche of an emotionally damaged man as he tries to marry the woman of his dreams. Yves– portrayed by Cario George— is a man who has been through a lot. As a young boy, he was abandoned by his mother … Continue reading Dui Jarrod’s ‘Unholy War’ Showcases Great Performances and Unapologetic Blackness
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The reviews for Ridley Scott's The Martian has been summed up as "competence porn" by many critics because it shows an intelligent person "science the sh*t" out of a bad situation. It seems like the 2009 coined term, competence porn, has a bad reputation when it shouldn't. Every inch and cranny of our media consumption shows … Continue reading Everything is Competence Porn and That is Good