Content warning: This post discusses anti-Black violence, police brutality, and sexual assault regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case.
It is the worst of times, and the most liminal of times. Reading week snuck up on us with a slap and here we are during finals: broken, disheartened, and yearning for summer (why is it still
Scary stuff: Check out this article about forced medical leave from colleges due to struggles with mental health. (New Yorker) It has now gotten a lot easier to report abusive tweets from assholes, though it was great watching this woman contact the moms of her online harassers. (Jezebel) It could also become a lot easier to […]
Bwog writer Taylor Grasdalen spent her Thursday night over at the Journalism School to hear from those reporters and members of the community closest to recent months’ events in Ferguson, Missouri. “Can a black man in the United States get legal justice? That is the story.” Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post stresses that reporting on scene does […]
In response to the ongoing controversy surrounding the shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown and resulting protests in Ferguson, MO, the U.S. Justice Department will be investigating the Ferguson police department to determine if they were practicing “discriminatory policing and [using] excessive force.” (USA Today) Surprising absolutely no one, Billboard has announced that Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” […]