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'Paper Chase' is the black teen comedy we've been waiting for

What do you do when you’ve alienated your entire graduating class and have a week to pay for college? Throw the ultimate house party! Or at least that’s the proposed solution of protagonists Alicia and Jamilah in the upcoming teen comedy, Paper Chase. The film's creators, Lauren Domino and Angela Tucker, both grew up on classic teen movies but never saw themselves or their peers...

Bobby Jindal wants to starve Louisiana. Here's how we're fighting back.

“Taking food out of people’s mouths doesn’t create jobs, it leaves entire communities hungry!” reads the Color of Change petition created by Stand with Dignity, a grassroots organization of low-income residents and workers in the New Orleans area that are against the most recent attack on public assistance. The 1998 Welfare Reform Law requires that dependent-free, able-bodied adults...

No Safe Space: Sexual Harassment in Black Organizing Communities

It’s after midnight. I’m in the living room of a Queens, NY apartment, feeling pretty great — and it isn’t just because I have a good buzz going. I’ve been in New York City only a couple of months, but I already feel like I belong, like there's space for me. What I couldn’t find in college (even with all my studying abroad) I finally found here through black revolutionary literature,...