Twitter, Graffiti, and Femicide

Faced by extreme levels sexual harassment and assault, Mexican women are fighting back on social media. Twitter hashtags serve as rallying cries against femicide. The movement has garnered international attention and intervention by the United Nations.

Rap’s Changing Face and the Rise of Atlanta

While rap giant New York City has historically maintained its title as rap’s preeminent hotbed, Atlanta’s recent rise in prominence looks to change the face of the hip-hop scene.

The O.J. Simpson Case: More than a Verdict

More than two decades after the verdict was announced, two 2016 TV series revisited O.J. Simpson trial. The creators of “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “O.J.: Made in America” cast new light on the trial, critiquing the sensationalism and bias that characterize American media and popular culture.

June in the Rift Valley

Staff writer Olivia Herrington reflects on her time at the Rift Valley Children’s Village in Tanzania, and what the children there taught her.

Return to Harlem: The Modern Black Renaissance

Instead of working to codify the “New Negro,” contemporary artists of the New Harlem Renaissance are highlighting the pluralism of black identity.

Dressed to Express: Fashion’s Role as a Political Medium

Now more than ever, young people have been using their clothing to express their political opinions and to show solidarity with causes they care about.