Police Brutality and the Conditions of Black Citizenship

A first-generation American pens her thoughts on the how blackness limits access to full citizenship in America.

On Tuesday, Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man and father of five, was killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana —the same state that recently passed a “Blue Lives Matter” bill. On Wednesday, Philando Castile, a 31-year-old black man, was shot and killed in his vehicle in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

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M.I.A. and Missteps Towards International Solidarity

M.I.A.'s recent remarks that almost cost her Afropunk London should spark a larger dialogue like the extensive history of colonial violence.