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Getting 'Candid' with rapper Ivy Sole

The artist discusses the impetus behind their latest record—and why the struggle to get free requires more than music and dope visuals.

Ivy Sole's latest record 'Candid' acknowledges hard truths: making peace with the double-edged sword of trying to live ethically while extending empathy to people who've hurt you.

Media for good trouble.
Liberation lives here.

Southern politics

Arts & Soul

Poetry & Playlists, Mix 02: Rituals

This week's poems confront a generation's exhaustion with belief systems that don't know what to make of our bodies: Black bodies, Queer bodies, Stolen bodies, Hungry bodies. Poetry from Aldo Amparán, Ra Malika Imhotep, and W.J. Lofton.

Poetry & Playlists, Mix 01: The Intro

Poems by Scalawag resident poets Aurielle Marie, mónica teresa ortiz, and Alysia Nicole Harris.

Scalawag kicks off National Poetry Month with the first installment of Poetry & Playlists, featuring new poems by ATL's Aurielle Marie, Texas-based necropoet mónica teresa ortiz, and Scalawag arts & soul editor Alysia Nicole Harris.

Race & Place

in Grief

'To live in the world as Dead is to breathe life into a world that seeks to dispose of you.'

For black folks in an antiblack world, it's impossible to ever truly heal from intergenerational trauma, Da'Shaun Harrison writes.

Bilingual in sarcasm y solidaridad

Meet Eva Arreguin, the 28-year-old Tejana host of Dallas-based De Colores Radio.

The independent Latinx podcast covering everything from art to anti-Blackness, music to voting, and queer identities to white supremacy, with dry wit and sarcastic humor.

How Louisville photographers are keeping Breonna Taylor in focus

Six decades of protest portraits show why we need abolition to end police violence.

It's been two years since Breonna Taylor was killed by police. In her honor, Louisville photographers continue to capture state violence, calling for accountability and the end of militarized policing—at home and around…

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