It’s the first day of June and even though we’re nearly halfway into the year, the news about police brutality and violence against PoCs continues to make waves.
What did you read this week? Here’s what got us talking.
We’re fully immersed in holiday spirit but that won’t stop us from reality checking with a quick look at the news.
Another week of inspiring solidarity and protests following the tragic deaths of black men in America. Let’s get to the news. Read More PoC News in America
Welcome to another roundup of misogyny news! Fortunately this week wasn’t nearly as horrible as last week, and we even have some good stuff to report. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny is a Magical Unicorn
While it’s heartening to see marriage equality and other similar matters experiencing an avalanche-like amount of progress, I wish I could give you all an entirely happy news roundup again this week. Unfortunately, too much has happened that must be shared.
As far as literary prizes go, We Need New Names has all the makings of a winner: its author, a 31-year-old Zimbabwean immigrant to the U.S., never planned a career as a writer, yet this, her first novel, has not only served as a form of catharsis for her, but allowed readers a look at a generation of people struggling with the realities of a country that promised freedom and brought despair. Read More Reading The Man Booker Prize 2013: We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
The fiscal crisis in Detroit has garnered much national attention, particularly in the last few weeks with the discussion of the possibility that the Detroit Institute of Arts would have to liquidate its collection to generate enough revenue to satisfy Detroit’s creditors.