Retaining Our Power and Reclaiming Histories of Resistance

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Exploring the significance of the Black radical tradition to modern-day liberation movements. . . . → Read More: Retaining Our Power and Reclaiming Histories of Resistance

Cognitive Dissonance and Its Political Repercussions

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Cognitive dissonance is a term used to describe the experience of being incapable of reconciling inconsistent beliefs, thoughts, and attitudes. Best understood by example, cognitive dissonance can look something like this; a recent study by Harvard University shows that men who express the most homophobic sentiments are the same men who most easily experience homo-erotic attraction. The […] . . . → Read More: Cognitive Dissonance and Its Political Repercussions

Be Steadwell: A Voice Not To Be Missed

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Her voice is ethereal; haunting- it often bars me from sleep, leaving me staring wild-eyed into infinity and oblivion. Her croon conjures images of women from centuries past, gathering in sensual worship of the moon, shadows, stars, and all things umbra. For a self-proclaimed pop artist, Be Steady’s art exhumes a depth as vast and […] . . . → Read More: Be Steadwell: A Voice Not To Be Missed

Black Lives Matter and the History of Resistance Against Police Violence

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“…there is not a great American city from New York to Cleveland or Detroit, from Washington, the nation’s capital, to Chicago, from Memphis to Atlanta or Birmingham, form New Orleans to Los Angeles, that is not disgraced by the wanton killing of innocent Negroes.” – We Charge Genocide (1951) On December 3rd of 2014, Daniel Pantaleo, […] . . . → Read More: Black Lives Matter and the History of Resistance Against Police Violence

On Nonviolence

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I wrote this essay in response to liberal notions of nonviolence, which tend to be irritatingly sentimental and shallow. In the wake of this nation’s imprisonment system’s failure to indict Darren Wilson and Daniel Panteleo, the two police officers responsible for the murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, respectively, much debate has been sparked about […] . . . → Read More: On Nonviolence