Is Punk the New F Word?


  The word has been used to bully gay black boys for decades. By: Charles Stephens/ The Advocate.com I have always associated creativity with a sense of pleasure, and simultaneously, a sense of danger. Self-expression in my mind conjures feelings of the forbidden. Perhaps much of this comes from my Southern black boyhood, as I … More Is Punk the New F Word?

Malcolm X’s challenge to mass incarceration


The black power leader warned that America was a racist prison state. Fifty years after his death, it still is By: Dan Berger/Al Jazerra Fifty years ago assassins killed black power activist Malcolm X during a speech to the Organization for Afro-American Unity at New York City’s Audubon Ballroom. Although they ended the life of … More Malcolm X’s challenge to mass incarceration