A new movement that addresses the ways the climate crisis impacts black and indigenous communities launched this month. The Red Black and Green New Deal demonstrates clearly that climate justice is racial justice.
Witches use symbols in many rituals and spells, to focus their intentions or channel energy. These 10 Wiccan symbols are a source of strength and empowerment.
Looking back on the Panic of 1819 from roughly 200 years in the future, one can’t help but wonder what the world would be like if the government had heeded the early warnings of what has come to be called the First Great Depression. Observers at the time warned of the disastrous consequences of deforestation […]
As protests against police brutality increase in frequency and intensity, cries of “No Justice, No Peace” can be heard everywhere and often. This is not the first time the popular protest chant has been heard in the United States. The exact meaning of the phrase, however, has often been debated and distorted. Conservative and moderate […]
The family of Fabien Azoulay, a gay Jewish man serving a 16+ year sentence over a minor drug offense, is asking the public to sign a petition demanding French President Emmanuel Macron transfer Azoulay out of the Turkish prison where he’s currently incarcerated. The 43-year-old French citizen has been subjected to torture and harassment at […]
Every year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day as a chance to talk about the greatest threats to our planet and how we might solve them. It was one of the earliest efforts in the United States to increase the political will of our country to actually stop this looming threat. […]
I took five of the most popular political spectrum tests on the internet and all they taught me was that American political discourse is a polarized, inflammatory mess. The tests I took were 8values, PolitiScales, 9axes, Political Compass, and Political Typology. In each one, test-takers are asked to agree or disagree with a set of […]
Andrew Joseph Stevens III, more widely known as Drives the Common Man, has gained a strong following through his energetic and supremely danceable covers, remixes, and mashups on TikTok over the past year.
Equal pay legislation has been in effect since 1963 when the Equal Pay Act went into effect. Despite this, women and people of color continue to be paid less than their white, male counterparts. As Americans ramp up the pressure on federal and state governments to address this, some states are (slowly) starting to listen. […]
Or: How the Witch Hunts Failed to Break the “Weaker Sex” Witches today are more open and outspoken about their practice than ever before. While the link between modern witches and the pre-Christian magic users they draw inspiration from was broken by centuries of persecution, the determination in the face of oppression that they represent […]
An Overview of Minimum Wage Policy and Worker’s Rights in America The fight for $15 has sparked debates across the country, with some arguing that such a dramatic increase will kill jobs while others argue that $15 is, in fact, still lower than what it should be. To better understand the debate, let’s take a […]
Internet trolls might try to convince you that the phenomenon of female filmmakers is a new and terrible one; that we should go back to the good ol’ days when men were men and women just played bland love interests on-screen. Here’s the funny thing, though: women have been directing, producing, and writing since the […]
As ancestry DNA tests like MyTrueAncestry or 23andMe gain in popularity, the gaps in their data and findings become increasingly more apparent for the people who have been missing from the research for decades. While a DNA test can be a fun way for someone of European descent to find out just where their European […]
Why did HP Lovecraft name his cat a racist slur? We answer that question and provide you with 10 alternative works of literature by black authors.
What’s a penny-pinching bookworm to do when BookFi gets shut down? Here are some free alternatives that you can use.
In her recent book, Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez exposes some of the astonishingly absurd ways that women have been left out in a world designed by and for cismen. One of the most startling revelations from the book is the many ways in which sexism is very literally killing women and anybody assigned female […]