Most of us were saddened and disgusted by the graphic photo of the little boy from Claremont, N.H., who was nearly hanged from a tree. If that wasn’t bad enough, the town’s police chief went on record shortly thereafter, saying of the kids who assaulted the biracial 8-year-old: “Mistakes they make as a young child should not have to follow them for the rest of their life.”
Source: Interview: Mother of 8-Year-Old Nearly Hanged in NH Speaks Out on Moving Forward With Her Son
From reimagining the border fence to creating Tijuana’s “La Mona” figure, these artists and craftspeople are putting life on the border under the lens.
Source: L.A.’s Latino Art Celebration Spotlights Craft Practices on the Border
Ahead of a meeting in New Hampshire, a member of the panel called it “highly likely” that the state’s Senate race was decided with bogus votes. Outrage ensues.
Source: Trump’s Voter Fraud Panel, No Stranger to Controversy, Creates Another One
The role of art in confronting important political and social issues is brought to the forefront at a new exhibition at the Whitney in New York
Source: A brief history of protest art from the 1940s until now – in pictures
The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. - TA-NEHISI COATES
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The singer has shown her collection in Paris for the last two seasons.
Source: Rihanna Brings Fenty Back to New York Fashion Week
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The Hood Incubator blends organizing tactics with legal and educational support and business connections to develop pathways for Black and Brown people who are typically frozen out of the growing legal weed economy.
Source: This Black-Led ‘Hood Incubator’ Aims to Cultivate More Marijuana Entrepreneurs of Color
The president is part of a wave of executives who have floundered once given power over government.
Source: Trump Is Showing You Really Can’t ‘Run Government Like a Business’
South Africa’s best style and culture bloggers right now.
Source: 5 Stylish Bloggers Putting South African Fashion on the Map
The city’s carnival is the backdrop for the “Art of Carnival Exhibit NYC” at Medgar Evers College Library in Brooklyn, coming Sept. 11
Source: CARIBBEAT: Diaspora festivities focus of ‘Art of Carnival’
S.G.O.D. (Styla Gang Original Designs) is a street wear brand established in Soweto, South Africa in 2012. Over the years, the company has developed a distinctive approach to promoting Black engagement through their clothing, combining ideas inspired by cultural nostalgic, current trends, childhood experiences and global influences for eye-catching looks you can’t get anywhere else. […]
Source: Why South African street wear brand S.G.O.D. is starting a Black Supremacy movement – AFROPUNK
Lifetime is putting forward a film about the water crisis that recently struck the city of Flint, Michigan, and captured national attention.
Source: Queen Latifah, Jill Scott to star in film about Flint water crisis | theGrio
Looking to update your wardrobe on a budget? Here’s 9 tips to finding great plus size finds while thrifting!
Source: Your Ultimate Plus Size Thrift Store Shopping Guide
Since May, people who have been convicted of a crime in Sparta, Tennessee, can reduce the length of their sentence on one condition: They must agree to be sterilized. Source: Weekend Read: Forced...