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A Wrinkle in Conviction: Ava DuVernay, Black Celebrity, and the Manipulation of Revolutionary Aesthetic

Ava DuVernay is hedging her bets, looking to portray herself as both pop culture educator and blameless conversant in a larger, more complicated discussion. I stopped being disappointed by Black celebrities a while ago. I think it was a long time coming, but it was cemented last year when I saw that RocNation Brunch tweet...

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Despite Our Shared Heritage, I Don’t Feel Represented By Kamala Harris

Harris’ acknowledgment of her Indian identity seems opportunistic and rooted in little more than a desire to pander to the diaspora for its vote, and its deep pockets. By Madhuri Sastry After months of thumb-twiddling, dillydallying, and Twitter punditry, the Biden campaign announced a Vice Presidential pick: Senator Kamala Harris. This announcement marked a historical...

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In All Sincerity, Fuck Joe Biden

“Blue No Matter Who” rings very hollow with Joe Biden as the democratic nominee during a goddamn pandemic. Here are 9 reasons why we should be enraged. TW: mentions of racism, sexual assault, COVID-19, death Look, I get it. I was once a Vote Blue No Matter Who girl myself—and thankfully Allah is the Most...

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Post-Super Tuesday The Establishment Maintains Its Death Grip

White voters, whether establishment or progressive, have shown that the election is but another empty, performative gesture. Two days before Super Tuesday, Pete Buttigieg terminated his presidential campaign. One day before, Amy Klobuchar also called an end to her race for the Democratic nomination. Centrist or “establishment” Democrats, with the help of the Democratic National...

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No, Hillary, We Don’t Like YOU

Hillary may want to pull out some of the hot sauce from her bag to add some flavor to her unseasoned critiques of Bernie Sanders. The year is 2016 and—oh wait no! It’s 2020 and Hillary Clinton is still subjecting me (yes I feel personally attacked) to her lukewarm takes and what I suppose she...

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2020 Democrats And Their Harmful Histories With Police

Just like Kamala, most of the prominent white candidates have complicated (read: bad) histories with policing, incarceration, and Black people in general.  When Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race last week, her supporters on Twitter claimed that she was unfairly treated by the “Kamala is a cop” narrative. They said that belaboring...

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No, Kamala Harris Shouldn’t Pen Monthly Op-Eds For Essence

Essence could have chosen to critically engage Kamala Harris’ campaign as a way to actually support and serve Black women. By Vanessa Taylor On Sunday evening, Yesha Callahan, Essence’s Editorial Director News, Politics & Issues, announced that Kamala Harris will now have a monthly feature on Essence. Called #KamalasCorner, Callahan described it as a space...

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I’m Not Here For Your Presidential Candidates

I want things that disrupt the way that governments and societies operate, and so why would I be in favor of any presidential candidate? I’m tired, and that exhaustion is going to follow me deep into the 2020 presidential election. I’m not looking forward to being yelled at about voting for “the right candidate”, I’m...