Defund the Police: What it is and what it isn’t by James Washington and Emma Johnson

Editors Note: This article was co-written by a white person, and while this platform is dedicated to amplifying the voices of BIPOC & multicultural identifying individuals, we believe having productive conversations with white people will aid in the goal of dismantling and defunding the police. James: The safest communities are often those with the most…

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Why Protests Have to be Disruptive by James Washington

I’ve found that one of the most difficult elements of teaching about the struggle for civil rights is effectively challenging the whitewashed and rosy paradigm with which students are familiar. Part of my job is to challenge the hegemonic belief that Dr. King gave a speech, and then racism was illegal and everything was groovy.…

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Lizette Ayala Digital Design

About the Artist: Lizette Ayala is a Salvadoran-Mexican digital designer, creative technologist, curator, cultural strategist, and budding curandera based across New York City, Texas, and Mexico City. She’s a recent graduate of Parsons School of Design, where she majored in Design and Technology and studied experiential design, new media, and surveillance practices. Here, she produced…

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The Return of Fascism: Three Triggers of the Next Reactionary Wave by James Taichi Collins

When Joe Biden finally clinched his electoral victory against Donald Trump on Saturday, November 7th, it reminded me of the day President Obama announced the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. It was a day I remember feeling puzzled. Liberals celebrated in the streets and on social media, but I felt nothing. My initial thought was…

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Endemic love and Anne With An E by Rida Akhtar Ghumman

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s early 20th Century bildungsroman novel series, Anne of Green Gables is available on Netflix as a three season mini adaptation: Anne With An E, however, it will break your heart and mend it through a discourse of collectivism, equality, fraternity and love unlike any other series. Highlighting indigenous populaces of Canada, the…

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The 2020 Election in D.C. by Mariah Miranda

By Mariah Miranda

There are many perceptions of what Washington D.C. is and looks like as the Nation’s Capital. While it is a secondary home to many influential politicians, it is also home to a rich history of resilient people. A city that was once considered Chocolate City now struggles in the face of late Capitalism gentrification, rising costs continuing to burden individuals during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Amidst a time full of turmoil, individuals across the city have come together to provide mutual aid, virtual resources, and a sense of community through activism, all while navigating the limitations due to the virus.

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The Weekend Getaway: Mentally or Physically, Ya Need One by Rachel Cabeza

These are trying times. I think that for a while I tricked myself by doing ab challenges and drinking foamy coffee but y’all – it’s getting to me. The election. The pandemic. The disregard for human life that we see systemically everyday. THE COLD WEATHER! Everyone needs a breather, a change of scenery from time…

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Childhood by Seigar

With this series, I wanted to play with the concept of childhood, using collage from fashion magazines and toys. As I am an intense person, always looking to experience the present, I seem to forget the past. There is not enough place in my mind for all the data, and that includes my childhood memories.…

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