QAnon, Pizzagate and the Deep State: How to talk to the conspiracy theorists you love

Does it feel like the last 12 years have been thoroughly dominated by conspiracy theories? We’ve had President Barack Obama’s birth certificate conspiracy, Pizzagate, QAnon and now disproven theories that the election was stolen. Before that, conspiracy theories about such events as the assassination of JFK, the moon landings and [...]

By |2021-01-26T15:12:48-06:00January 25, 2021|Feature, Health, Life & Culture, Opinion, Politics, Story|

If Kamala was your daughter: South Asian and Jamaican moms stan the new VP

January 20, 2021 will go down in history as the day former U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris begins her term as U.S. vice president, the first woman of color to serve in the position.   Throughout her career, Harris has spoken about her South Asian and Jamaican roots with pride, especially when she [...]

By |2021-01-21T14:27:42-06:00January 21, 2021|Blackness, Feature, Race, Video|

Ga. factory worker, fired after miscarriage scare, sues ex-employer over attendance policy

Seven days after Georgia mom Kaytiara McAlister learned she was pregnant, that pregnancy cost her job, according to a new federal lawsuit..  McAlister claims she was fired from her job at a manufacturing center in west Georgia after leaving her shift early due to severe abdominal pain and heavy bleeding related to her pregnancy. Her employer, TydenBrooks, claims in court documents the company did nothing wrong. But McAlister, in court documents and an interview with [...]

By |2021-01-20T19:32:06-06:00January 19, 2021|Feature, Health, Reckon|Women, Story|

Rev. James Woodall: Georgia isn’t blue. It’s Black

The same day two Democratic senators secured their U.S. Senate seats, the Georgia NAACP tweeted: Georgia is not blue. It’s Black.   Black ballots helped President-elect Joe Biden win his campaign. Black women and grassroots activists reinvigorated voter engagement, which led to record-breaking voter turnout. Young Black Georgians like 26-year-old the Rev. James Woodall are [...]

By |2021-01-20T19:32:05-06:00January 19, 2021|Blackness, Feature, Race, Story|

The legacy of Black Joy

The first two weeks of 2021 have felt like a whole month to me.   But I managed to catch a theme despite the chaos this week, and that is: What is your Black joy legacy?   While we often talk about legacies when our folks are no longer with us, it’s important to note how our words and actions build our legacies in the present day. [...]

By |2021-01-15T08:09:28-06:00January 15, 2021|Blackness, Feature, Life & Culture, Race, Story|
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