Jaylin Paschal

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Donald Trump is a middle finger to the entire political system

Is the key to Donald Trump's success just old-fashioned racism? He surely stokes race hatred among his followers and even more-or-less openly panders …

A first look inside the Smithsonian’s African American museum: Stunning views, grand scale

The stunning building, situated near the Washington Monument, is set to open Sept. 24.<p>The stunning building, situated near the Washington Monument, is set to open Sept. 24.<p>A dream for 100 years, the National Museum of African American History and Culture promises to become an instant favorite when …

Museums

George Zimmerman Gun Removed from Auction Website

<b>UPDATE: 2:33 p.m. EDT</b><p>The gun used by George Zimmerman to kill unarmed Miami teen Trayvon Martin in 2012 was set to go for auction Thursday, but has …

Guns

100 Naked Women Will Welcome Donald Trump to the Republican National Convention

Artist Spencer Tunick discusses his art installation near the Quicken Loans Arena in July.<p>At the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this July, 100 naked women will stand facing the Quicken Loans Arena holding large, round mirrors. They'll be part of artist Spencer Tunick's latest …

Even hipsters and artists should be afraid of gentrification

Bearded men with rolled up jeans may be the most visible aspects of social cleansing, but there will come a time when the developers kick them out too<p>Artisan coffee. Pop-up shops. Bearded men in rolled up jeans, flouting the laws of comfort and hygiene to wear brogues without socks. The visual …

Larry Wilmore proved just how uncomfortable white people in America still are with race

This year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner made one thing clear: Sometimes it’s good to feel uncomfortable.<p>Measured by that standard alone, the remarks from US president Barack Obama and Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore surely exceeded expectations. Obama set the tone for what was an at times …

Comedy

Man Convicted of Brooklyn Murder Exonerated After 52 Years

Come November, 81-year-old Paul Gatling will get to do something that many Americans take for granted —he’ll get to vote for a presidential candidate.<p>Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson vacated Gatling's 1964 murder conviction on Monday and restored his rights, including his right to vote.<p>“I …

Korean War

Why we can’t reform our cops: Race, guns and the failure to police the police

<b>Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Police kill an average of three people per day. It does not have to be this way, yet never seems to change<p>Malcolm K. Sparrow<p>May 1, 2016 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform”<p>On April 4, …

Justice

How Our Country Fails Black Women and Girls

And why we need to talk about it.<p><i>The following was delivered before the Congressional Caucus for Black Women and Girls earlier today.</i><p>I hold a professorship named for one of the most extraordinary Americans to live in the twentieth century. Born in 1928, Maya Angelou experienced childhood poverty …

The Beauty Of Lemonade

Lemonade<p>Every time a woman hears a song by Beyoncé a little piece of her likes to pretend she really is the singer, even if the circumstances don’t …

Women of Color

slumflower a short by street etiquette and vsco

Street Etiquette's "Slumflower" and Cultural "Otherness" In Clothing

Josh Kissi and Travis Gumbs, the two Bronxites behind Street Etiquette, have raised the bar with their latest editorial, titled Slumflower. It seems with each new project they take on, there’s a distinctly black perspective that addresses cultural "otherness" while at the same time highlighting the …

Street-style etiquette: what are the rules?

The etiquette of street-style photography is called into question by Jay Giampietro, a New York photographer who takes social documentary-style photographs of people from his ear while pretending to be on the phone. His work is bold, shocking and revelatory, showing the sort of images you can …

Fashion Week

Target and 70 More Companies Taking a Stand for Inclusive Transgender Rights

Last week, Target announced an inclusive policy for its restrooms and changing rooms affirming that customers who are transgender can choose those of the gender with which they identify. The statement kicked off a firestorm of ridiculous controversy, but Target isn't the only company to support an …

“The most impossible job in the world” may finally go to a woman this year

While most people in the US remain focused on the upcoming presidential election, there’s another important governing body that will soon be selecting a new leader. The United Nations, the international organization with a mandate to address some of the world’s biggest humanitarian issues, will …

UN Security Council

Watch Tupac Discuss Income Inequality and Donald Trump in This Unaired 1992 Interview Clip

"There's no way that these people should own planes and there are people that don't have houses."<p><i>Screenshot via MTV News</i><p>Income inequality. Giving people a level economic playing field. Donald Trump.<p>You'd be forgiven for assuming that someone bringing these topics up was talking about the 2016 …

“I’ve got two words for you, Ted: Boo hoo.” Elizabeth Warren’s epic teardown of Ted Cruz

Running for president is apparently taking a toll on Ted Cruz.<p>In a recent campaign fundraising email, the Texas senatorenumerated the “significant sacrifices” he was making in his bid for the highest office in the US, including daily attacks from the liberal media, no time with his family, not as …

Ted Cruz

Here are the winners of the 2016 PEN Literary Awards

Your reading list just got a whole lot longer.<p>On Monday night, PEN America honored incredible new literature at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards …

Panama Papers Provide Rare Glimpse Inside Famously Opaque Art Market

The so-called Panama Papers have shined a light on the hundreds of thousands of shell companies used to circulate assets around the world. One of those assets is fine art, and the leaked papers show how collectors and companies have secretly bought and sold famous works by artists like Amedeo …

Fine Art

Hundreds Arrested at US Capitol During 'Democracy Spring' Campaign Finance Protests | VICE News

Lady Liberty was arrested on Monday afternoon.<p>That is, a protester dressed up as the New York icon was taken into police custody, along with hundreds of other protesters who refused to leave the US Capitol steps on Monday until Congress agrees to pass campaign finance reform.<p>The protesters were in …

Political correctness may have run amok, but it's better than when casual racism ruled

Today it's popular to say that political correctness is destroying America, but a recently discovered set of century-old clippings offer a cautionary reminder of what our country was like without political correctness. From Oregon to South Carolina, journalists and their editors in 1906 felt free …

Kallenbach Gallery Presents a Duo Show of Okuda San Miguel and Anna Taratiel

March 24, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist and …

Art

‘I’m still cheering Bernie on,’ Elizabeth Warren says

I’m sorry this is so short, but it’s sweet.<p>QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren waded deeper into the presidential primary debate …

Middle-class

East Harlem's secret museum of gorgeous junk rescued from NYC's trash

You can't walk up to the Treasures in the Trash collection in the New York City Sanitation Department's east Harlem warehouse, but if you're lucky …

New York City

GOP Wants Men to Use Women’s Bathrooms

North Carolina’s bathroom bill forces transgender men to use women’s bathrooms—creating the exact problem it’s purporting to solve.<p>Forget the …

There Is a War on Voting in the World's Greatest Democracy (Ours)

How long until we decide all this isn't a coincidence?<p>It is my considered opinion that, as far as the simple process of voting goes, the World's Last Great Democracy couldn't organize a two-car funeral if you spotted it the hearse. The primaries on Tuesday night were an endless carnival of …

Artist makes Donald Trump portrait out of pig snout and sheep eyes – video

Art,US news,US politics,Art and design,US elections 2016,Donald Trump<p>Donald Trump is known for collecting art – of himself. But it’s unlikely you’ll see this piece around any of his palatial homes. Made up of a pig snout and sheep eyes, the unflattering portrait of The Donald was created by British …

Bernie Sanders: President Obama Both Is And Is Not A Member Of The Establishment

Sanders was asked if Obama is part of the establishment, or fights against it. His answer: yes.<p>Bernie Sanders told a progressive internet show Wednesday that he considers President Obama both part of "the establishment" and one of the progressives who are trying to fight against it.<p>"Do you think …

Bernie Sanders Is Currently Winning the Democratic Primary Race, and I’ll Prove It to You

Nobody cares how well a politician does at the ballot box when he or she is running for an office unopposed. What matters is how a politician …

Government