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'We know what it means to be profiled, criminalized, incarcerated, and murdered by police. That trauma doesn't die with us.'
Media for good trouble.
Liberation lives here.
A Black Millennial homeowner navigates complex feelings after inheriting the family home, grieving the mighty loss of the woman who left it to her.
Activists across Kentucky organized voters against an amendment that would have prevented a right to abortion or abortion funds in the state constitution. In illustration, meet three folks who were part of the movement to defeat Amendment 2.
While the county might remain an uphill battle for Republicans, North Carolina as a whole is a political toss-up.
For all the debate on how young voters will show up in 2022, there's a mismatch between campaigns to engage them and their experiences organizing for reproductive justice on the ground.
Groups that employ continued, year-round civic engagement in the South walk us through the connection between electoral power and creating real opportunities for our communities to thrive.
Arts & Soul
What happens when the child of a slave writes over the texts that conspired to kill their mother? Haunted by the headlines that dehumanized their mother even after her death, poet Victoria Newton Ford scrapes the media record in order to answer the question.
The author of 'Belly of the Beast' weighs in on racism, fatphobia, and diet culture.
Houston-based visual artist Jamal Cyrus' first career-survey exhibition 'The End of My Beginning' comes to the Mississippi Museum of Art, showcasing his decadeslong exploration into the aesthetics of Black radical expression.
In 26 states, students' access to books in school is under attack. Texas leads the nation with 16 districts enacting 713 individual bans.
History is a groove according to hip-hop scholar A.D. Carson. But when the soundtrack of Black grief continues to be remixed and sampled without meaningful change, Black folks are forced to compare this current hell to the last one.
Race & Place
Holiday cheer doesn't cancel out sorrow—sometimes, it augments it. This condolence guide is a gentle reminder: Even though your journey is your own, you're not alone.
The top shows of 2022 crafted new realms, drew parallels to social issues and, whether intentionally or not, illuminated many elements within broader policing structures.
How do you communicate love—much less grief—when you don't speak the same language? First-generation writer Mele Girma offers a makeshift grammar.
Amid the chaos that this year wrought, we here at Scalawag kept doing what we do best: Showcasing Southerners being their full selves, telling their own damn stories, and fiercely loving their people.
The show promotes an implicitly abolitionist message: You shouldn't need police to keep you safe, or to solve problems that you and your community can solve with more nuance on your own.
Y'all better come up here and get one of these—it's a fat politic.