ON POLITICS

Time to acknowledge the US complicitness in Haiti’s demise.

This week, horrific images of Haitian migrants being whipped by Texas Border Patrol agents went viral. For many Black people in the United States the images were beyond triggering. They were disgustingly reminiscent of a time –not too long ago — when the open abuse of Black people at the…


Economic instability, climate change, and White Christian fascism made a maelstrom

Twenty-eight years ago, famed science-fiction author Octavia Butler published her apocalyptically prescient bestselling novel Parable of the Sower, which illustrated what America would look like when climate change, economic instability, and a white Evangelical Christian fascist movement took hold and converged.

Sound familiar?

The eeriest part about this novel is…


Politics

Testimony from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot shows us exactly who we are

When multi-hyphenate performer Childish Gambino released his visual for “This Is America” in 2018, it sent shockwaves through the Twitterverse and beyond. Everyone was talking about its violence, its darkness, and its irrevocable honesty. The same can be said about the testimony of the four officers at the first hearing…


Was the summer of 2020 a wake-up call, a reckoning or a revolution?

With six months under our belts in 2021, many have begun to refer to 2020 as the “lost year.” Twenty-twenty was the year that brought us so much — trauma, a reset, inner peace, anxiety. Essentially, it was a basket case of a year. If you are Black, however, it…


From our calling out of their erasure of Native Americans to their hatred of Nikole Hannah-Jones’ 1619 Project, they are big mad

It is no secret that the Republican Party has been on a quest to amplify America’s culture wars. From Mr./Mrs./The Potato Head to Dr. Seuss, Republicans have made it clear that they are not interested in or willing to adapt to our shifting society. While toy makers and literary giants…


We need more than one guilty verdict to change America

Over the last two weeks, George Floyd’s family, along with the nation, relived his vicious murder. Frame by heartbreaking, grief-stricken, devastating frame — we watched the life of a man being slowly squeezed from him. …


Your Politics

Apparently, corporate input into politics is okay provided it’s only for the GOP

In 2010, the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case changed corporate influence in politics forever. After nearly a century of guidelines that prohibited corporations and wealthy donors from having outsized power in our democracy, the Supreme Court ruled that limiting corporate spending in politics was akin to limiting free…


George Floyd deserves a different kind of justice

The Derek Chauvin trial will be one of the most consequential trials of our lifetime. The ex-police officer who casually drained George Floyd of his life while pressing his knee into his neck as (some of) the world watched in horror is a tragic sign of the times we live…


Black people: As the trial unfolds, hold tight to your self-care and sanity

Black and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.

Set a timer for eight minutes and 46 seconds and sit silently. Eight minutes and 46 seconds is an extraordinary amount of time — especially when your life is being slowly drained from you as was the horrific experience of George Floyd at the knee of ex-officer Derek Chauvin, who…


Politics

It’s hard — sometimes deadly — to break up with a bad actor, but we have to

Kevin McCarthy speaking in front of podium.

“I thought I was going to die.”

When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez uttered those words on her Instagram Live last week, it immediately invoked the once unthinkable scene of our Capitol building under siege by White domestic terrorists. …

Danielle Moodie

is the host of #WokeAF & #PMMood & co-host of the podcast #democracyish. She covers all the news and happenings at the intersection of politics and pop culture.

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