Pence Gets Valentine’s Dance Party From LGBTQ Advocates

Web Link: Pence Gets Valentine’s Dance Party From LGBTQ Advocates PDF Version: Pence Gets Valentine’s Dance Party From LGBTQ Advocates Story originally posted on Feb. 9, 2017. To mark Mike Pence’s relocation to the vice presidential residence, which sits on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., LGBTQ advocates welcomed him on … Continue reading Pence Gets Valentine’s Dance Party From LGBTQ Advocates

Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash

Web Link: Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash PDF Version: Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash Story originally posted on March 26, 2017. A painting of Emmett Till hanging embedded with the prestigious body of work in Whitney Biennial has stirred conversation on cultural appropriation, … Continue reading Creator of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ at Whitney Responds to Backlash

NBCBLK Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation

Web Link: Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation PDF Version: Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation Story originally posted on Feb. 9, 2017. Emmett Till’s relatives are calling for authorities to reopen the investigation into his cruel 1955 murder. On August 28, 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was inhumanely … Continue reading NBCBLK Emmett Till Book Prompts Cousins to Call for New Investigation

Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

Web Link: Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics PDF Version: Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics Story originally posted on March 21, 2017. Tia Thompson, a 32-year-old transgender woman, has been playing in the men’s division of USA Volleyball (USAV), but in January, the organization finally approved her request to play … Continue reading Transgender Volleyball Player Sets Sights on 2020 Olympics

#OscarsSoBlack: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods

Web Link: #OscarsSoBlack: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods PDF Version: #OscarsSoBlack_ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods Story originally posted on Jan. 24, 2017. With multiple nominations for actors and filmmakers of color, the two-year #OscarsSoWhite streak has finally been broken. “Moonlight” led the pack of films of color with 8 nominations, … Continue reading #OscarsSoBlack: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Fences’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Get Nods