Film

'Us' Is a Complex Metaphor for Black Mental Health

Jordan Peele's horror noire hit reflects what's beneath the surface of the black experience.
Aaron Barksdale
3.28.19
Fashion

Trans Disabled Teen Model Aaron Philip Is the Future of Fashion

She made history this summer as the first black, trans, disabled model to sign with Elite Model Management. And she's just getting started.
Aaron Barksdale
10.10.18
tv

You Need to Watch 'Random Acts of Flyness,' HBO's Wild New Late-Night Show

Terence Nance's new show is a cross between 'Tim and Eric'-era Adult Swim and 'Atlanta.'
Aaron Barksdale
7.31.18
Voices

This Civil Right Pioneer is Still Fighting Against Segregation Decades Later

Elizabeth Eckford, a member of the Little Rock Nine, hopes that her story influences people to be respectful of others despite their differences.
Aaron Barksdale
5.17.18
Rise Up

Ellie Desautels Talks NBC's 'Rise' and the Need For More Trans Stories Onscreen

Representation matters to all communities, but it is particularly important for marginalized groups who continue to face discrimination.
Aaron Barksdale
3.21.18
Shelter

The 'FoodFight!' Campaign to End Food Waste Makes Meal Donations as Easy as Using a Rideshare App

Local activists launched a campaign to urge LA restaurants to put their tossed-out leftovers to good use.
Aaron Barksdale
3.6.18
Vote Now

Black Lives Matter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza, Tells Us How to Activate the Black Vote

The racial justice activist explains why it's not enough for politicians to just engage with black culture to secure the support of black voters for the 2018 midterm elections and beyond.
Alicia Garza
2.26.18
Rise Up

Bayard Rustin is the Gay Civil Rights Advocate We Need to Honor for Black History Month

As one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest advisers, Rustin had an important role in fighting discrimination against people of color.
Aaron Barksdale
2.26.18
The Rundown

Students Plan 'March for Our Lives' to End Gun Violence and Mass Shootings in Schools

The March and planned school walkouts in Washington DC and local communities will pressure Congress to finally take action on gun control.
Aaron Barksdale
2.20.18
Rise Up

Florynce Kennedy Is an Intersectional Feminist Hero Worth Honoring During Black History Month

As an advocate for women and people of color, Florynce Kennedy fought for the rights of marginalized communities and empowered underprivileged Americans.
Aaron Barksdale
2.20.18
Rise Up

Marsha P. Johnson Was a Transgender Rights Pioneer Who Fought for LGBTQ Minorities

Johnson's pivotal role on the frontline of the Stonewall Riots, to establishing her own shelter for homeless queer youth, made her a POC and trans rights icon we should be thanking this Black History Month.
Aaron Barksdale
2.12.18
Rise Up

Wyatt Tee Walker, Dr. King's Right Hand Man, Is a Black Activist You Should Know About

Reverend Walker is one of black history’s unsung heroes who was a pioneer during the Civil Rights era and beyond.
Aaron Barksdale
2.5.18
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