PoC News in America

Busy week this week with groundbreaking Emmy wins, to the Papal visit, to this moment of peak whiteness, and Beyonce slaying at everything because she’s Beyonce. Let’s get to it.

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Viola Davis, Cultivation Theory, and the 2015 #Emmy Awards

I won’t pretend I didn’t cry this morning. I didn’t watch the Emmys live last night, so waking up to the news that not only did Viola Davis win herself an Emmy (as I predicted back when she de-wigged on primetime), but two other black women, (Regina King for American Crime and Uzo Aduba for Orange is the New Black) had also left with trophies, has left me floating on a cloud of #blackgirlmagic that has lasted the entire day.

But it has also left me thinking long and hard about why these victories matter on a sociopolitical level. Read More Viola Davis, Cultivation Theory, and the 2015 #Emmy Awards

PoC News in America

Eid Mubarak to everyone who celebrated Ramadan!

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Friday News Bites: More LGBTQ Progress, Notable Obits + More

Happy Friday, everyone. Lots to cover this week with everything from 2015 Emmy nominations to new birth control laws to Pluto finally getting its close-up. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: More LGBTQ Progress, Notable Obits + More

This Week in Misogyny: Awards Show Edition

New Yorkers, be sure to check out the recommended readings before hitting the voting booth in a couple weeks (you are voting in the primaries, right?) so you can be sure to vote for the feminist candidates, who aren’t necessarily the female candidates. We’ve also got updates on the misogyny of the Emmys, lots of terrible people, some disheartening studies (the one about Fifty Shades readers was particularly interesting, though not terribly surprising), and so much more. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: Awards Show Edition

Lunch Time Poll: Award Shows

Last week, a favorite pastime of mine happened. I am not talking about the baseball all star game. I am talking about the Emmy Award nominations. I am obsessed with awards shows. If they aired the technical Oscars, I would probably at least attempt to watch them. Read More Lunch Time Poll: Award Shows