John S. Blake reflects on this Fourth of July and reviews the current state of affairs and questions our definition of what it means to be independent and American.
Juneteenth is celebrated as the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865, and it is also an occasion to speak out about injustices in our country.
In America, in this day and age, it’s time to mine richer material than the tired American Slave Story that chains us. Here are the thought leaders who will take us there.
Could 2019, exactly 400 years since slavery and its twin offspring of racism and discrimination, be the year in which racism in America dies?
Hobie Anthony examines how politics are like sports now, taking sides, and how media and algorithms have amplified the combat through quantitative trending.
As a victim and survivor of a shooting, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado speaks about the often ignored aspects of mass shootings: the injuries, the damage, the recovery, the trauma. He vows to speak out and joins the Never Again Movement. #NeverAgain
It has been proposed that arming our teachers in the classroom is the answer to the mass shooting problem pervasive in America, Sean Davis examines all the reasons why this will not work.
The #MeToo movement has given women a voice, revealing the prevalence of sexual harassment, assault, and predation in our society and exposing its scope. Eve Connell shares her own experiences, all too relatable, and asks, what next?
Amoja Sumler examines Black Capitalism and how no amount of Black entrepreneurship or ownership can overcome the economic disparity.
Travis Laurence Naught read the following speech as part of the Spokane, Washington, Writers Resist event (one of over 100 held nationally) this past Sunday, January 15, 2017, cosponsored by PEN America.