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.
What is past is prologue and, with the lessons of 2016 behind us, it’s time to look at the pivotal year that 2017 will be for America.
As oil interests and corporate greed trump common sense and human decency, indigenous people are suffering, land is ravaged, and water supplies are poisoned: enough is enough. Essay by John S. Blake.
As it becomes apparent that Donald Trump will operate business as usual (read: help no one else except himself and his own self-interests), it’s time to employ the GOP’s weapon of choice: resistance.
Jason Arment interviews Elliot Smith, a politically-engaged, transgender activist at the University of Iowa, who has been experiencing firsthand the fallout of President-elect Donald Trump and the hate and fear that Trump’s rhetoric has fueled.
Zach Cioffi is a bartender who witnesses a lot of sound-bite politics in action. Here’s an exchange he had with a patron regarding the Colin Kaepernick protest of the national anthem.