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Will Trump Set Off the Middle East Powder Keg?

April 17, 2018 - 2:00pm
Will Trump Set Off the Middle East Powder Keg?

A Syrian government soldier flashes the sign for victory as people walk along a destroyed street in Douma on the outskirts of Damascus on April 16, 2018. (Photo: LOUAI BESHARA / AFP / Getty Images)
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Marvel's "Black Panther" and Uncolonized African Sexuality

April 6, 2018 - 2:00pm
Marvel's "Black Panther" and Uncolonized African Sexuality

One of the most exciting aspects of the fictional land of Wakanda in Black Panther is its depiction of Black people sans colonialism's racial hierarchies about desirability. The central love story is revolutionary in its potential for more film depictions of Black sexuality and love free from the historical baggage of hyper-sexualized Black people.Florence Kasumba, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, and Lupita Nyong'o in Black Panther.

Tariffs Aren't the Best Way to Protect US Steelworkers. Global Solidarity Is.

April 4, 2018 - 2:00pm

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The enthusiasm with which the AFL-CIO and United Steelworkers (USW) greeted Trump's announcement of a global tariff on steel and aluminum exports raises significant questions about the US labor movement's commitment to international solidarity.