As a Compton resident and cultural film critic, I must admit that I was a bit hesitant to see Straight Outta Compton. As with any movie that seeks to depict “the hood,” […]
Any mildly intelligent person knows that shutting down a freeway won’t dismantle institutionalized racism, but we do it anyway because it symbolizes the shut down of a system—it symbolizes the revolution.
After watching the video of John Crawford’s execution yesterday, I couldn’t even bring myself to cry. I’ve become so accustomed to hearing about the unjustified murders of my people that […]
Fruitvale Station chronicles the days and hours leading up to the historic murder of Oscar Grant. Written and directed by Ryan Coogler, the film offers a glimpse into the life […]
Instead of studying for the last final of my undergraduate career, I am writing this letter in protest of the University of Southern California’s latest atrocity. Last night, students gathered […]