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I Deal With Grief Through Extreme Makeup to Make People Look At Me

I was in such a pained state that I wanted people—even strangers—to stop and pay attention.
Muna Mire
2 days ago
Stuff

'The Get Down' Tells the Story Behind the Birth of Hip-Hop

Baz Luhrmann's new series about the beginning of hip-hop in the Bronx is unfocused at times, but ultimately true-to-life.
Muna Mire
8.12.16
Music

The Kimye and Taylor Swift Feud Has Always Been About White Femininity and Blackness

The Taylor Swift and Kimye beef isn't only about who said what, but about larger issues of race and privilege in America.
Muna Mire
7.28.16
News

Unanswered Questions Following Death of Toronto Trans Woman of Colour

Sumaya Dalmar was the first Somali trans woman I ever met. She was a liberatory personality—no small thing in our community.
Muna Mire
2.26.15
News

This Canadian Criminal’s Fight to Regain Citizenship May Set a Precedent For New Citizenship Laws

Deepan Budlakoti is a Canadian who had his status revoked under Bill C-24, a controversial bill which is raising the hackles of critics because it grants the immigration minister a wide berth to strip Canadians of their citizenship.
Muna Mire
8.13.14
News

A Canadian Is at the Forefront of Detroit’s Water Wars

As Detroit prepares for a sweltering summer, thousands of residents are having their water shut off by the city because they cannot afford it. We spoke to author and water rights expert Maude Barlow about why this is an international human rights issue.
Muna Mire
6.28.14
News

Canada’s Refusal to Allow Ugandan LGBT Activists into the Country Speaks to a Wider Hypocrisy

Canada just denied visas for nine of ten Ugandan LGBT activists who want to attend World Pride 2014 in Toronto this summer. The move is yet another example of the Canadian government's contradictory practices when it comes to opposing the rampant...
Muna Mire
5.29.14
Stuff

Toronto Mayoral Candidate Sarah Thomson Makes Me Uncomfortable

Dreadlocked Toronto mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson is only polling at around four percent, but she's garnered a lot of attention recently for a series of peculiar campaign strategies, including a music video parody of 'Timber.'
Muna Mire
4.30.14
News

Canadian Law Enforcement Is Sharing Questionable Mental Health Profiles with U.S. Customs

Canada maintains a database called the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) in which the private mental health information of Canadians is routinely entered into it—sometimes inaccurately. The database is accessible to branches of the US federal...
Muna Mire
4.29.14
News

Unpacking the Billion Dollar Taxpayer Loss That Ontario’s Liberals Tried to Cover-Up

You may have heard that Ontario's Liberal Party is being accused of stealing a billion dollars from taxpayers, deleting crucial documents pertaining to said billion dollars, and generally fucking the dog while trying to build new gas plants. Well...
Muna Mire
4.9.14
News

The RCMP Is Spending Nearly $100 Million to Spy on the Mohawks’ Black Market Tobacco Trade

Weeks after the Conservative government deemed a federal inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women too costly, they have allocated $91.7 million over five years for a surveillance program that seeks to stem the tide of the Mohawk-run...
Muna Mire
3.26.14
News

A Recent Blockade For Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women Hasn't Swayed Stephen Harper

We went to the scene of a sizeable blockade in Belleville, Ontario last week to chat with the organizers of a protest designed to shake the Conservative government into action.
Muna Mire
3.10.14
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