It feels impossible not to see this Martin Luther King Day as one of grief and mourning. But Dr. King’s soft words were never going to save us. Look to his playbook instead.
As early as this month, the US could turn over a new leaf for reproductive rights with the inauguration of the Biden-Harris administration, following a Trump era defined by an unprecedented surge in political attacks on the state and federal level.
So much has happened, and in many ways it feels impossible for me to not look at everything through the lens of the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol. This is just one of those times where it’s as much as I can do to look at all the many ways America is, quite simply, falling apart right now. So this week’s Extra! Extra! is pretty much limited to American news: several angles of breaking down everything that’s horrifying about the insurrection, the Trump administration’s parting shots and how COVID continues to rage amid American incompetence.
The insurrection in DC on January and making sense of this chapter of the story of power in the US.
When I was a teenager, my parents prepped for the y2k crisis. Now I’m trying to understand what queer preparedness looks like in an uncertain time.
2020 wasn’t quite a victory for many people. But the intersex community has much to celebrate.
Extra! Extra! is on a bit of a holiday schedule, so we’re here today to round out 2020 with the news from the last couple of weeks. In this week’s Extra! Extra! we cover judicial actions on LGBTQ+ rights in the U.K. and the U.S., the latest in Trump corruption scandals and pardons, updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and the recently passed stimulus package and more.
In a year of grief and turmoil, trans communities gave us a glimpse of a future we all deserve.
“Abolition isn’t just going to protests, which is a really important direct action, but also actively prefiguring the world we want.”
In Viola Davis’ hands, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” becomes a complex portrait of a queer Black woman hurricane whose footprints loom large over the last 100 years.
The Elf on the Shelf as we knew him is dead. We need the Anti-Fascist on the Bookcase.
In this week’s Extra! Extra! we discuss some of the recent abuses committed by the criminal justice system, revisit the topic of COVID-19 vaccine authorization (after a robust discussion on this in the comments last week) and look at a few situations unfolding around the world.
This week’s Extra! Extra! returns with some LGBTQ+ news from both sides of the Atlantic; an update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the havoc it’s wreaking in so many areas of life and the vaccine arms race; and rapidly deteriorating situations the world over.
She ran a progressive campaign for Queens DA that put New York’s establishment on notice, and now has NYC Council in sight. “It’s not about good people or bad people, it’s just about people. We need to divest from policing and incarceration and invest in the true sources of safety.”
In this week’s Extra! Extra! we continue following America’s election 2020 saga, the havoc the Trump administration continues to wreak in its final two months and a few encouraging outcomes from the 2020 election. We also have some States-side updates on the COVID-19 pandemic and other situations unfolding around the world.
This #TransDayOfRemembrance, trans lives are more than a list of names. We are vessels of ancestral memory.
It was a surreal experience watching Maddow open up like that. She is the voice of calm reason, the anchor of logic, the brilliant and articulate go-to liberal pundit who has made more sense than anyone else out of this Trumpian/Orwellian nightmare-chaos we’ve been living in for the past five years. But last night, she was raw emotion.
This holiday season, show your favorite anti-fascist that you care with a gift they can take into the streets.
We reflect on what the 2020 election says about America, what the ultraconservative majority in the Supreme Court has been up to, plus the pandemic and political situations unfolding around the globe.
Sepi Shyne is the first out LGBTQ+ Iranian-American elected anywhere in the world, the first woman of color ever elected to the City Council and cements the first female majority in West Hollywood history; her wife asked her the hard-hitting questions about her race and plans for the future.
If you have ever met a mountain, you know that can’t nobody really own a mountain because they are too majestic, too strong, too beautiful to be tamed or owned. So I guess mountains are kinda like Black folk.