Join Natalie in reviewing this rollercoaster of a week, share all your feelings, and celebrate the premiere of Black Panther this weekend!
Welp. It was fun while it lasted.
Chelsea Manning is set to be freed in May 2017 instead of finishing her 35-year sentence, which would have ended in 2045.
The CIA has released a report saying that Russia attempted to influence the US election in Trump’s favor — here’s what senators and the electoral college are doing in response.
Now that everything’s been made public, the roll out on this is going to be quick. What rural town from which you’ll steal land is best for you? Should you diversify and steal from multiple areas? Should you stake claim on your new land by driving a dildo into the ground?
Barack Obama is more feminist than ever and wrote a thing about it, the Devil is down to be compared to Hillary Clinton, Queensland wants gay people to have happy families, Iowa State wants you to pee wherever works best, Lea T made history at the Rio Olympics, also QUEER SOCK HOP ALERT.
Obama crowned Hillary his successor and reminded us just how much we’re going to miss him.
Michelle Obama said the motto she and the president share with their daughters is: “When they go low, we go high.” And then she demonstrated it to the point of transcendence.
President Obama and George W. Bush address Dallas while the nation protests police violence and wonders what police robots will mean for our future.
The lawsuit in response to the Obama administration’s guidelines on trans bathroom usage in schools, Desmond Tutu’s daughter can’t officiate as a priest after marrying her wife, backlash against the Safe Schools Coalition in Australia and more.
We find out a little bit more about Obama’s pick for the next Supreme Court justice, anti-LGBT discrimination laws in several states, Tuesday’s primaries, laws about protests, and MAGIC.
In his last State of the Union ever, Obama reaches across the aisle but isn’t interested in backing down on any of what he’s worked for during his presidency.
Did anybody distinguish themselves as national leadership material in last night’s Democratic debate, or did it inspire feelings of deep ambivalence and resignation in the political process?
Sandra Bland was found dead in police custody Monday morning, two women who won the right to both be listed as their child’s parents on the birth certificate, explaining the Iran deal via legos, the Obama administration’s new pilot program to increase internet access for low-income households, a study explaining how much wealth we lose out on if we’re not white guys, Obama speaks at the NAACP’s National Convention, and more!
The president touched on gun control, the poverty cycle, the pandemic of police offers committing acts of racist violence, America’s embedded legacy of racism, the failures of the United States’ criminal justice system, the terror of the Confederate flag, and so much more.
The way the media reported on the deadly Waco shootout, a trans woman was stabbed in Philly, there’s new restrictions on military style equipment for the local police and more news stories!
Obama’s big statement on conversion therapy, Walter Scott’s murder, anti-abortion law in Kansas, discrimination against non-bisexual people alleged at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and more!
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, the president said marriage equality has hit “critical mass” in the United States.
“Whatever our beliefs, whatever our traditions, we must seek to be instruments of peace, and bringing light where there is darkness, and sowing love where there is hatred.”
“Last night President Obama addressed the nation on a number of pressing issues ranging from Instagram to middle-class economics to the fact that climate change exists.”
Is the President’s plan enough? As long as there are people whose lives and families are in the US remain vulnerable to deportation, is not enough, but it is something, and it is the result of the hard work of thousands of activists who have put everything on the line to make their presence known as undocumented and immigrant Americans who deserve rights and dignity.