In this month's Artifact, VICE's Wilbert L. Cooper remembers defying the odds and winning a hog-calling contest at the Iowa State Fair.
As I traveled the nation for VICE, I saw some Americans yearning for a time that had long since passed, a time that they barely understood, a time that was defined by white supremacy.
VICE sent a black dude, a Muslim guy, and an immigrant lady to a Civil War reenactment down in Jacksonville and shit went from zero to 100 real quick.
The trio heads to Texas and meets an anthropologist who works to identify the corpses of those who died trying to cross the US border.
Despite all the hype, downtown Cleveland is dead.
The gang travels across the Midwest and gets a small taste of the campaign circus in Iowa.
The angst over a more black and brown America, coupled with a widespread frustration with the political system, is the driving force behind the juggernaut of Donald Trump.
How can you feel safe when black death is everywhere you look and tools like guns only seem to make you more of a target?
The gang kicks off their epic cross-country road trip with a stop at Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch to talk about state sovereignty and his racist statements. But they couldn't leave without firing off a few guns.
On this episode of Daily VICE we meet up with the hosts behind VICE Does America to talk about their epic road trip across the United States.
The USA is seen as a country of opportunities, but in many cases, in order to achieve your dreams, you have to sacrifice a lot. I often ask myself whether or not all of that sacrifice was worth it.
When you're black you don't have the luxury of even feigning colorblindness, because America always has a way of reminding you who you are.
I could never let Islamophobia stop me from seeing my country. At the end of the day, I'm an American. If I don't go out and confront the ignorance that tries to take that identity away from me, I'm letting it win.
Kamasi Washington's dad, Rickey, played an essential role in the talented musician's life, challenging and nurturing him so that he could become the man and artist he is today.
Zimmerman's attempt to commodify and capitalize on the death of Trayvon Martin is a phenomenon that has been happening in American since well before the founding of this country.
Biebs's new 'do represents the complete lack of self-awareness that some white folks have when it comes to pretty basic shit regarding race and privilege in this country.
We spoke to producer and drummer Jaimeo Brown about his epic new music video, which touches on everything from the legacy of American slavery to the power of technology.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of equality in America has been deferred. It's up to us to fight to make it a reality.
On one hand, I really wanted to give myself over to Mariah's magical Christmas dream; on the other hand, I kind of hated myself for being so damn sentimental.
In part one of our documentary, host Wilbert L. Cooper heads back to his hometown to speak with members of the police force about serial killer Anthony Sowell's case, and revisits the horrific evidence of Sowell's heinous murders.
The Anthony Sowell case was always about more than just a psycho with a penchant for raping and butchering women. But it took me a long time to see it that way.
In part two of our series, host Wilbert L. Cooper meets with survivors of Anthony Sowell's crimes, retracing the timeline of when the victims went missing and chronicling law enforcement's missteps.
Part three of our series looks into the Cleveland police force's overworked and under-resourced sex crimes department, which contributed to Sowell's ability to prey on vulnerable women for years.
There was a time when I vowed to never bring another black child into this world. "For what?" I thought. "To be beaten, to be caged, to be taught to hate himself and everyone who shares the same skin as him?"