Winter hit Ferguson hard. “You should have been here last week,” one woman told me. “There were a lot more people out. I guess it's just the cold.” She gave me a pair of gloves.
By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor
During the day, journalists walk the streets shooting B roll and lead-ins. The QuikTrip near where Mike Brown was…Continue
Focusing on the town of Anacostia - a D.C. neighborhood with a black population of 94% - The Root magazine explores mental health in an article published yesterday - looking at the relationship between mental health, race and poverty. Read the insightful article HERE or check out some excerpts…Continue
Last week Tim Scott was elected, the first black Senator from the South since Reconstruction. In all the coverage of his election, black history has been lost. The first black Senator from the South—born in North Carolina, elected in 1870—is never named. Another black politician—from South Carolina, a personal hero of mine—is never mentioned either. He was the longest-serving black congressmember until Adam Clayton Powell, Jr: Robert Smalls.…Continue
It was a Tuesday afternoon – probably around 2pm – and I sat on my parent’s couch in the big t-shirt I’d slept in the night before, and with a soup bowl’s worth of tea in front of me. Force of habit led me to check my Facebook on my laptop; I don’t know why I do it. I don’t update my statuses, I rarely ever check my inbox and nobody’s life interests me enough to make me want to check up on them. I literally have no reason whatsoever to keep Facebook except for event invitations,…Continue