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How the US is outsourcing border enforcement to Mexico

Mexico often detains Central Americans before they reach the US border, including children, like Kendri Hernandez, 3 (L) and Andri Yovani, 2. Carlos Jasso/Reuters Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong In describing the complexShow More Summary

Fidel Vive! Cuban-American Scholar-Activist Reflects on El Comandante

I am a Cuban Muslim in Miami in mourning for Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz. And I have been wearing my black-armband all week long. I first learned the news of Castro’s transition to the realm of the ancestors from Cuban journalists who broke the story. I was shocked and saddened by the news of the inevitable fate that awaits us […]

El Chapecoense y el Piloto Boliviano.

Foto Tomada de Facebook. "Es una satisfacción para nosotros que ellos (el Chapecoense) nos hayan elegido" decía sonriente Miguel Quiroga, el piloto que hablaba con emoción al decir que ellos podían personalizar su avión. En el exterior...Show More Summary

Only One Juror Stands Between Michael Slager And A Conviction For Walter Scott’s Death

One juror is standing between former North Charleston police Officer Michael Slager becoming one of the first, and few, police officers in the last decade to be charged with murder. Deliberations began on Thursday in the case, and 11...Show More Summary

Syrian-Mexican Family Talk Trump’s Election In Powerful Video

A spike in hate crimes across the country have many marginalized groups feeling unsafe about what life will be like in President-elect Donald Trump’s America. Fusion visited the home of one Syrian-Mexican family in Southern California...Show More Summary

The Love Affair Between Fidel Castro and You Is a Lie

Don’t romanticize the death of Fidel Castro, or the tales of his revolution, or the political asylum granted to Assata Shakur. Castro was a tyrannical dictator who kept the people of Cuba under his heel or at the end of his gun. From the time he took office in 1959 until his death Nov. 25, […]

Revolutionary Road: Navigating Fidel Castro’s Polarizing Legacy

President Fidel Castro—El Jefe, El Comandante—the iconic Cuban leader whom the U.S. government has relentlessly vilified between attempts to assassinate him, is now dead. And as with most loved and loathed figures, fiery debates over how he should be remembered have sprung to life. In the cacophony of almost bestial glee and deep mourning that […]

For Muslims in Trump’s America, There’s More to Fear Than Just the Proposed Ban

Over the past week, several mosques in California, Rhode Island, South Florida and Georgia have received a hateful letter praising President-elect Donald Trump and urging an ethnic cleanse of Muslims in the United States. “There’s a new sheriff in town—President Donald Trump,” the letter reads in part. “He’s going to do with you Muslims what […]

Take the Icon, Leave Us the Ashes: On Fidel Castro's Death and Its Cuban Survivors

Fidel Castro left on the night of November 25th. Where did he go? After watching the deluge of lachrymose obituaries and jubilant parties throughout the world, paradise and hell seem to be the two most popular destinations waiting, after...Show More Summary

Confessions of a Bad Dad on the Eve of His 2nd Child

As my wife and I careen into the last few weeks of her pregnancy and prepare for life with our new little girl, it’s beginning to dawn on me just how bad a job I’ve been doing as a parent for our first daughter. Four, almost five, years into the game, and I’m finally coming […]

Young M.A.: The Most Visible Black Queer Woman in Hip-Hop Is a Misogynist

Young M.A., a gritty rap phenom who channeled the swagger of Brooklyn and the heart of ’90s East Coast hip-hop, slid onto radio airwaves across the nation in the throes of Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour. “Ooouuu,” her viral single, is the first mainstream hip-hop record by an out, masculine-presenting lesbian that contains explicit affirmations of […]

Unsung: The Story of House Music and Pioneer Frankie Knuckles Is Long Overdue

Those tuning in Wednesday night to TV One’s Unsung: Frankie Knuckles and the Roots of House will get an unexpected surprise. Unlike previous Unsung episodes, this one is extremely ambitious. Using Frankie Knuckles—the universally recognized “Godfather of House Music” who is perhaps best known for “The Whistle Song”—as its anchor, Unsung dares to tell the […]

What to Make of Kanye West?

This piece started off quite differently. You see, after years of skating around the margins of the sentiment, I’d finally leaned into full-on “F–k Kanye West” mode. It followed years of annoyance at his trend of constantly obnoxious and solipsistic behavior. Even his admission during a recent concert that he didn’t vote at all Nov. 8 […]

If You're Thinking About An Open Marriage, Consider This First

The phrase “monogamish” was first coined a few years ago by sex writer Dan Savage, but open and “monogamish” marriages are nothing new. Couples have long been practicing forms of polyamory within their relationships. Just like anything related to sex, an open marriage isn’t for everyone. Show More Summary

2016: The Year Blackness Took Over

When our cyborg descendants dig into the past from the dystopian future brought on by the evil empire assembled by our next commander in chief (whose evil aura and breathing difficulties make me 93.2 percent sure he’s actually Darth Vader), 2016 will likely be remembered as the year America was bamboozled into electing a slightly […]

Woman Goes On Racist, Pro-Trump Tirade In Michaels Store Over $1 Bag

A Chicago shopper was filmed having a meltdown inside of a Michaels craft store, during which she accused the staff of discriminating against her for being white and for voting for Donald Trump. “And I voted for Trump, so there. YouShow More Summary

Collecting Our History: How Black Memorabilia Shapes the Present Through the Past

Images of African Americans, whether they are racist portraits of chocolate-skinned people with big red lips, or positive images of iconic blacks such as President Barack Obama or actress Cicely Tyson, have a lot to do with how people of color see themselves. Are they pretty and smart, or are they ugly and stupid? People […]

#UnderTheSoulCovers: “Wichita Lineman” -- Glen Campbell + Dennis Brown

#UnderTheSoulCovers: “Wichita Lineman” -- Glen Campbell + Dennis Brownby Mark Anthony Neal | @NewBlackMan | NewBlackMan (in Exile) For a Black boy born and raised in the Bronx, Glen Campbell might seems like an odd choice, but Campbell...Show More Summary

Black Radicals Owe a Great Deal to Fidel Castro

The Harlem audience was determined to cheer everything Nelson Mandela said, which meant that ABC Nightline anchor Ted Koppel had to accept that he was at a disadvantage—what he called “a hometown crowd.” It was 1990, and black America had been in the throes of Republican leadership for a decade. The Cold War had not begun […]

Tips From White People on Hating the President

As we prepare to enter the Trumpian era and return to the days when white supremacists openly rejoiced in victory and the White House kitchen had no seasoned salt, the question remains: What is the etiquette for living under a president whose mere presence makes your skin crawl? If President Barack Obama’s legacy leaves America […]

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