Vox has a good roundup of the Martin Luther King quotes that often go unheard.
If there’s one thing that people who haven’t been living under a rock know, it’s to never, ever come for the Beyoncé. It is a loosing battle. You will not win. But Mike Huckabee didn’t get this message. Huckabee is upset that Barack Obama allows his daughters to listen to Queen Bey.
By Dominique Hazzard
I don’t really care about the Oscars. I’m not a movie buff, I think awards shows are boring, and I don’t give a huge amount of weight to the artistic judgements of a bunch of hand selected old white men with ballots. Being too invested in receiving affirmation from whiteness and white institutions will always leave you disappointed, let down by something that was never made for you. Yet still I have to admit that I care about who is nominated for Oscars, as these nods have real consequences and contain important information about the valuation of black talent.
Boston, a city with a long history of racial violence and segregation got a wake up call yesterday. A group supported by, but unaffiliated with Black Lives Matter Boston, took to the highway to unite against racism.
“We must muster outrage over the routine dehumanization that happens in our criminal-justice system, rather than reserve it for the most extraordinary instances of injustice, if we are to maintain a movement for change,” writes Jonathan Rapping at the Nation.
Boko Haram, the terrorist cell in Nigeria responsible for kidnapping over 200 girls early last year, may be using the girls to carry out bomb attacks.
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and the list of nominees is overwhelming white and male. Ava DuVernay, the director of Selma, was passed over for a Best Director nod. Over at Very Smart Brothas, Damon Young says that it’s okay for black people to be upset over the Oscar snub of Selma.