PoC News in America

This week we’re counting down the minutes until Star Wars and enjoying everything John Boyega is doing. In news, we have big updates about Daniel Holtzclaw, affirmative action, and a movie that surprised us with a trailer release last night. Read More PoC News in America

PoC News in America

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.

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This Week in Misogyny has a #SolidarityHashtag

Are you ready for some misogyny? Yeah, me neither. But if we must… read on for an update on the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, to see why Jezebel made my list of terrible people, and for a healthy dose of venting courtesy of our friends at Pajiba. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny has a #SolidarityHashtag

To Be Better: A Request, Post-9/11

As I sat in my apartment on Sunday, looking out over lower Manhattan, I felt miles away from the ceremonies that were taking place not even a ten-minute subway ride from my house. I feel isolated from this event, which in itself seems arrogant to say, yet accurate, as I do not feel like 9-11 is something that I could ever claim, if that is even possible. The day and its histories are an abstraction, something fraught and untouchable, yet part of complete normalcy that is now social fabric of the way we live now. Read More To Be Better: A Request, Post-9/11

Persephone Pioneers: Hari Kondabolu

The phrase “laugh not to cry” might be one of these best ways to describe Hari Kondabolu’s whip-smart and biting comedy. His work confronts heavy issues as well as the everyday mundane in a way that can only be described as simply hilarious. He has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good NewsJohn Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and most recently had his very own episode of Comedy Central Presents, which aired earlier this year. He can also be found at the The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip-hop group Das Racist). Read More Persephone Pioneers: Hari Kondabolu