On the outside looking back: Göran Hugo Olsson documents global history of racial violence

In this sphere, where power, violence, and race collide, the contemporary understanding is dominated by history's victors. Most of us are paralyzed in the face of these narratives. In positioning the history to speak for itself - candidly and directly to the audience - Olsson shows no cowardice.

“Only we can tell our stories”: a review of “The Square” and “Winter on Fire”

When the Egyptian revolution occurred in 2011 and the 2013-2014 Euromaidan protests followed in Ukraine, unless you were on the ground experiencing the catastrophic political turmoil, it was difficult to begin to comprehend the true sequence of events or how the people were responding to them. Luckily, there is film, and people use film to [...]

The revolution will not be televised, will not be tweeted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnJFhuOWgXg My coworker turned to me today and said, “Oh, no. The New York Times. Tamir Rice.” I wish I could say I was surprised at the results: no indictment in the case of a police officer who shot and killed unarmed/toy gun-armed/two-armed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio about two seconds - no exaggeration, [...]

Metaphors, money in politics, and COP21: A global call to local action

Global leaders collected in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21) in early December to resolve collective action on the issue. The Earth’s changing landscapes and the telling experiences of climate refugees are the tangible evidence of three decades of research. The Earth’s conditions are inching [...]

Syrian refugees: a matter of fact and photograph

All photos and captions are from Magnus Wennman's series Where the Children Sleep in which he documents the experience of Syrians seeking refuge across the Middle East and Europe.  Check him out on Instagram. Maram, 8, in Amman, Jordan Eight-year-old Maram had just come home from school when the rocket hit her house. A piece of the [...]

#OpKKK: The List Is Fake, Some Other Anon’s Educated Guess

We know, you really thought it was real. We did too.   The internet exploded earlier today once an anonymous tip landed in PasteBin, listing supposed ties between 9 government officials and the KKK, a white supremacist organization historically responsible for the murder, terrorism and systematic oppression of many American citizens based on race, religion, [...]

The Young, Important Starhood of Joey Bada$$

From their early mixtapes to Joey’s latest release, this collective’s take on the world around them has been nuanced and aggressive, critical and aware. In essence, woke.   JOEY BADA$$ WAKES UP THE ORANGE PEEL Review & Photos by Makeda Sandford It’s a rare occasion when the hip-hop head of Western North Carolina shows their [...]