Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

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

Drug use and harm reduction in Afghanistan

93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter, #Kzoo2Ferguson

#BlackLivesMatter In order of appearance: Voice of Georgie Booker @GeorgettaBook Patrisse Cullors @osope Justin Danzy @Danzy_ Sarah Bragg @Krimson_Kinks Kalkidan Amare @kweenkalki Rian Brown @FearlessNFree Missouri footage courtesy of Yohana Iyob @nuwayu