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Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

the AMERICAN dream

For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading

Prince – Baltimore

Today fans are mourning the death of the legendary pop star. This week also marks the one-year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s death. Check out the video for Prince’s tribute to Gray below.

Interview: Edward Said on Orientalism

In this short excerpt, Edward Said talks about Western representation of the eternal Orient and how this narrative ties up with and facilitates colonial domination.

Why and How UIC Students Protested Trump Rally

One the protest organizers involved in Friday March 11’s anti-Trump protests in Chicago, University of Chicago junior, Ethos, shares how and why the protest was organized.

Coming Out To Immigrant Parents

“This part of me is different…and what if it changes the way they see me…?” This Buzzfeed video looks into the complicated natures involved with coming out to immigrant parents in the U.S.

America the Color

The CONNOTATIVE MEANINGS of such words as “majority,” “minority,” “Black,” “White,” “illegal aliens,” “wealthy,” “poor,” “educated,” “uneducated,” ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY ARE GROUPED TOGETHER AND WHEN THEY ARE REFERRING TO PEOPLE, are more powerful and deeply seated than their denotative meanings. … Continue reading

Habla Men

Habla Men will enlighten audiences on what it means to be Latino in the United States through the perspective of a diverse group of Latinx role models whose personal stories are told straight into the camera. This is one part of … Continue reading

Kids Who Die by Langston Hughes

It’s been 77 years since civil rights activist and poet Langston Hughes wrote his chilling poem “Kids Who Die” which illuminates the horrors of lynchings during the Jim Crow era. Now, as we approach the one year mark of Michael … Continue reading

The Post-political City And The Insurgent Polis

The neoliberal cities are distinctly marked with the state’s withdrawal from public services and the marketization of every social space of existence. How do these characteristics factor in the modern political life? Find out in this video.

Prison-Industrial Complex 101 – Unshackle NU

The Prison-Industrial Complex is a term used to describe the system of oppression that exploits bodies for capitalist gains. UnshackleNU calls for Northwestern University to cease its active participation and complacency in the oppressive enforcement of this vicious system. This … Continue reading

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