White Out: How Disney Discontinued Their Discussion on Race

I was recently listening to one of my new favorite podcasts, Another Round, and they started reminiscing about how The Proud Family was such a solid show for its time. (Side note: if you don’t already listen to Another Round, you should check it out! Tracy and Heben will fill your earbuds with contagious laughter,…

The Importance of Realistic Female TV Characters

xoJane recently published an article titled Hey Broad City, A Woman Doesn’t Have To Be A Hot Mess To Be Funny. It was labeled as an “unpopular opinion,” and rightfully so. In the article, Emily Gaudette complains about the way that Abbi and Ilana’s characters present themselves in Broad City as not having their love lives…

Hits and Shits

Hits: Man Who Was Body-Shamed On the Internet Receives The Best Dance Party Ever A Londoner named Sean  was fat-shamed on 4Chan—aka the root of all evil—for dancing in public. In a positive turn, Cassandra Fairbanks  became our shero by launching a Twitter campaign to #FindDancingMan. Not only did she offer positive words of encouragement for…

Jim Crow Lives On

A couple of weeks ago, I saw The Throwaways at a theatre in Albany, NY. The documentary is filmed in Albany and highlights one of the biggest issues of our time: the mass incarceration and profiling of minorities in this country. The film tells the story of Ira McKinley, who shares his past of incarceration…

We Need Your Submissions!

Dear wonderful readers, I wanted to take a break from our hard-hitting articles and fancy photos to remind you that we run off of your submissions. We love having a group of regular contributors, but also thrive off of one-time submissions. If you’d like to join our team or just share a piece of art…