Posts Tagged: Oscar Grant

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Angie Thomas

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Angie Thomas discusses her debut novel, The Hate U Give, landing an agent on Twitter, and why she trusts teenagers more than the publishing industry.

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More Reasons Why Beyoncé Is Great

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If you make a visual album and get nominated for crazy amounts of awards, you should probably honor your performers. Beyoncé gets this (or her people do, which is close enough to the same thing), once again proving that she stands apart as an unbelievable performer and public figure. In case you didn’t catch the VMAs, Beyoncé made sure […]

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J. Cole and Ryan Coogler on Racial Inequality

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During an event hosted by Blackout for Human Rights at Harlem’s Riverside Church for #MLKNOW, J. Cole and director Ryan Coogler discussed racial inequality, police brutality, and the importance of allowing themselves to confront events such as the violence perpetrated on Michael Brown and Oscar Grant through their art. Watch the full interview below, along […]

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“An Elegy to Oscar Grant”

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“I wanted to write an intelligent & coherent critique of the #OscarGrant verdict but I couldn’t. The logic wasn’t in my heart; just the poem.” “The poem I just posted on my blog is made entirely of links to other poems & articles. It’s a found poem for the 21st century.” — Saeed Jones has […]

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