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with Janee Woods

From Provincetown to Afropunk: Visibility, Pride and Love

I recently visited Provincetown, Massachusetts during its nationally renowned Carnival, an annual celebration dedicated to gay pride. PTown, as the locals affectionately call it, is a tiny but special placeon … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reflections on Ferguson: One Year and One Day Later

One year and one day have passed since Michael Brown was murdered by a police officer on the street in Ferguson, Missouri. In some ways, to me, his death feels … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

MTV’s “White People” Puts White People’s Feelings First, As Usual

I admit that my curiosity was piqued by the potential of “White People,” a documentary by Jose Antonio Vargas examining how young Americans experience their whiteness. Having spent my teenage … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment