To save the world, we must be rid of the tyranny of our romantic recollections of American democracy.


Photo of fire from Wiki Commons
Photo of fire from Wiki Commons



Though a more intentional attempt, including only featuring voices of color, the recent panel conversation “Who Tells the Story” was still about white people. How powerful could our work be if we shifted that focus and centered ourselves?

The panel conversation in the Fountain Street Church fellowship Hall had over 100 people in attendance. Image credit Isabel Garcia of Dreams by Bella Photography & Video.


The industry takes a toll on everything and everyone-idols, fans, and surrounding communities-except industry wallets. When will enough be enough?

The funeral procession for Kim Jonghyun


A witch at her cauldron surrounded by beasts. Etching by J. van de Velde II

Hunted, reviled, controlled.

Among people, I spent mere fleeting moments in places outside their deepest nightmares and fantasies.

Angry. Jezebel. Bitch. Whore.

A myth of Babylonian proportions. A character who bled the colors they painted her.

Goddess, mother, healer, fear.

I inhabited all plateaus, clouds, caves, gullies and hollows above…


Quit making everything we do about yourself for once and uplift Black women for Black women’s sake


by Deborah Sheedy


Image of Colin Kaepernick at Alcatraz and fan art by Ricardo Cate


What examples of Black and Indigenous prefigurative futures are featured throughout this blockbuster that can help us envision our own futures post-Ragnarok?

Sauntering through Ragnarok, “Lemonade” in your headphones like-

Briana L. Urena-Ravelo

Writer. Community organizer. Errant punk. Ne’er do well. Afro-Dominicana. High Hex Femme. Email: Dominicanamalisima@gmail.com

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