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Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

What If I Knew I Was Beautiful…

“There is no need to love your body with trepidation…You say I don’t know I am beautiful, but what if I did?” Watch an aw inspiring poem about beauty, self-validation, and confidence. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow

Oregon Armed Men Mocked As ’Y’all Qaeda’

A group of armed men took over a building on federal land in remote western Oregon. They’ve been there for a few days without any police intervention. Meanwhile, Twitter is finding clever ways to call out some double standards in … Continue reading

Extractivism, Climate Justice and Latin America

There is much debate about the role that extractivism in Latin American plays in climate change. Environmentalists often criticize these governments, but teleSUR looks at the hard choice these countries face, what’s at stake, and what solutions could be proposed … Continue reading

You Don’t Need to Be a Boy or a Girl

What does it mean to be feminine? When it comes to gender identity, the boundaries we draw have real consequences. Alok Vaid-Menon, one half of the trans South Asian artist duo Darkmatter, explains why everyone has a stake in challenging … Continue reading

No Le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone)

Meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own parallel experiences of being undocumented … Continue reading

The Drug Problem: Beyond Arrest

After more than 30 years with the Seattle Police Department, Jim Pugel knows first-hand that sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why Pugel and his colleagues started a program that offers treatment instead of … Continue reading

Life as an Illegal Immigrant in Greece

Greece has always been a gateway for immigrants searching for what they assumed would be a better life in Europe. But many of those who’ve crossed illegally into Greece have found that they have traded one bad situation for another. … Continue reading

Selma director Ava DuVernay interview

Film director Ava DuVernay, nominated for a Golden Globe for the critically-acclaimed “Selma,” joined host Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday for an extensive interview.

Shuja’iyah: Land of the Brave

By Hadeel Assali The summer of 2014. Children were appearing en masse at the US/Mexico border, the news was abuzz about a passenger jet crash in the Ukraine, and once again, Gaza was under attack, filling many TV screens and … Continue reading