Artist Makeda Lewis on Luck And Her Now Iconic Afro-Feminist Coloring Book

By: L. G. Parker

By now you’ve heard of Atlanta-based artist Makeda Lewis. The 25-year-old multidisciplinary artist’s Avie’s Dreams, an Afro-Feminist coloring book and surrealist poem, has been celebrated by Saint Heron, Nylon, Blavity and more. In its rich pages, uncolored images are accompanied by introspective words that speak to the artists journey as a person as well as Avie’s self-evolution, the book’s central character.

Here Are Three Fast Facts about ‘TrumpCare’

Last week the Republican Party rolled out a new plan for government healthcare in hopes to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also branded “Obamacare.” But, their plans were not well put together and seemed to have little substance. There are some important aspects of this new plan that could have major impacts on marginalized groups, namely women, other people of color, working class people, young people, the elderly, and anyone else who isn’t in Trump core constituency.

Here are 3 things you need to know about the American Health Care Act (the AHCA) and how it could affect the most vulnerable Americans.

Dave Chappelle Speaks On Police Violence At Ohio Town Hall Meeting

If you thought that Dave Chappelle was living it up in a deluxe penthouse in New York City you wouldn’t be further from the truth. The comedy star and his family actually live a mostly quiet life on a farm in a town called Yellow Springs, Ohio.

However, despite living in a village of less than 4,000 people, Chappelle still can’t escape police violence and chose to speak out on it at a recent town hall meeting.

Meet Chicago’s First Transgender Filipina Bakery Owner

Jenne Vailoces inherited her love of baking from her mother while being raised in the Philippines. When she came to Chicago, she used that passion to offer her talents to the public after opening Jennivee’s Bakery.

Outside of its convenient location near Chicago’s Boystown and Wrigleyville neighborhoods and her signature purple velvet cake, Jennivee’s Bakery is special for one very important reason: it’s the first bakery in Chicago to be owned by a transgender Filipina woman.

Barack Obama Is Just As Bothered By Trump’s Wiretapping Claims As Everyone Else

Over the weekend, President Trump made the bold and still unsubstantiated claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election. Without any proof to back this up – outside of some early morning tweets, many called Trump out for unnecessarily stirring the pot and were noticeably bothered.

According to those close to him, Obama is just as bothered by Trump’s claims as anyone else, if not more. CNN even used the word “furious” when former aides spoke on how Obama was feeling.

North Carolina Grand Jury Won’t Charge Officer Who Slammed Teenage Girl

In January, Officer Ruben De Los Santos was still on paid administrative leave despite the release of a video that showed him slamming a 15-year-old girl to the ground after a fight broke out before school one day.

While De Los Santos resigned earlier this month, a North Carolina Grand Jury declined to press charges against him for his actions that day. The case is considered closed for without further action, according to WTVD.