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U.S. Border Patrol agents stop migrants crossing the Rio Grande River near the Del Rio-Acuna Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas, U.S., on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. U.S. officials plan to expel thousands of Haitian migrants that arrived at the small Texas city of Del Rio this week. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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…

The Statue of Liberty is broken and nearly underwater in this creative artwork. Image: Getty Images

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

Capitol police officers testify about the Jan. 6 attacks. Photo: Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images

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…

The summer of 2020 brought with it protest after protest after protest. But to what end? Photo: Getty Images

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…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), joined by Senate Assistant Minority Leader John Thune (R-SD) (L) and Senate Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), speaks following a Senate Republican Policy luncheon. Photo: Getty Images

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…

Angela Harrelson, the aunt of George Floyd, speaks at George Floyd Square after the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial on April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

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

Sen. Mitch McConnell. Photo: Getty Images

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…

Protesters march down a street in Minneapolis as they protest and demand justice for George Floyd during the first day of the trial of former officer Derek Chauvin over the killing of George Floyd after the jury was selected in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States on March 29, 2021. Photo: Christopher Mark Juhn/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

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 and white mural of George Floyd with flowers resting in front.
A woman walks near the makeshift memorial of George Floyd on March 10, 2021. Photo: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP via Getty Images

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

Kevin McCarthy speaking in front of podium.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

“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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