The Twerking Senator

By Matthew Thomas Published: July 15, 2022 Noon EST (2 minute read) A few months ago, African American Senate candidate Gary Chambers Jr. aired a campaign video which showed him smoking weed – it promptly went viral on Twitter. He used the video to outline the irregularities in arrests in his home state of Louisiana, […]

Guerrilla Capitalism: A Lesson in (black) American History

By Matthew Thomas Published: May 5, 2022 Noon EST (4 minute read) Before Rosa Parks, there was Claudette Colvin. Parks and Colvin were the first women to oppose segregated seating on the city-owned bus line in Montgomery, Alabama. The maltreatment experienced by these women spawned a citywide, and then nationwide protest against the lack of […]

Identity Politics and the SCOTUS

By Olivia Murray Published: April 5, 2022 Noon EST (3 minute read) Just the other day, Politico tweeted out, “Ketanji Brown Jackson will likely be confirmed as the first Black Supreme Court justice by the end of this week.” The “news” bureau acknowledged their blunder, as she would actually be the third black justice to […]