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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Are Black Women Being Let Down By TV’s Mental Health Storylines?

Jazmin Kopotsha Refinery29
Bearing in mind the statistics that confirm the stigma surrounding mental health among black and Asian communities, it wouldn’t be too much of a jump to make the correlation between ethnic minorities successfully seeking help for mental health.

To Combat Antisemitism, Write a Villanelle

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach Rattle
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach wrote this poem in response to the presidential executive order changing the status of “Jew” from a religion or ethnicity to a nationality.

The Trinidadian That Inspired Sam Mendes’ WWI Epic, ‘1917’

Janine Mendes-Franco Global Voices
'1917' is based on Alfred Mendes’ role as a messenger when he served in the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, training as a signaller in France. He was thereafter sent to Belgium, with the rest of his battalion, to win back the village of Poelcappelle.

We’re Lucky to Have Little America

Kathryn VanArendonk Vulture
 Little America wants to give its episodes extra meaning by being based on truth, because, especially right now, it is heartrending and lovely to see stories about American immigrants that are based on real lives.

Trump's Gotta Go! Trumpism Too. Please Help.

Portside
Trump is on trial. We will, of course, present the case for his conviction and removal. But beyond that, we will work to vaccinate society against Trumpism by providing a continuous stream of fact, analysis and vision.

Frisking Two Men in Sadiyah

Hugh Martin In Country
Hugh Martin’s poetry captures the interior agonies of US soldiers at war in Iraq.