Queen Arsem-O’Malley focuses on grassroots labor organizing, youth-led social movements, anti-carceral feminism, and critiques of mainstream media.
“Another Round of Detroit Refugees?” by Laura Gottesdiener. TomDispatch, April 19, 2015.
As Detroit faces tens of thousands of tax foreclosures this month, Gottesdiener – who quite literally wrote the book on foreclosure – takes us inside the bureaucracy of these cases, the yearslong fight by residents to save their homes, and the dangerous “foreclosure conveyer belt” that has emptied the city.
Avi Asher-Schapiro focuses on US foreign policy, politics in the Middle East and South America, and technology issues.
“Blood on the tracks: The short life and mysterious death of Deion Fludd,” by Aaron Miguel Cantú. Al Jazeera America, April 21, 2015.
The family of Deion Fludd accuses the NYPD of beating their 17-year-old son and placing his body on the tracks of the A-train. The NYPD says Fludd ran into a subway tunnel to evade arrest. Former Nation intern Aaron Miguel Cantú investigates and finds the police version of events lacking.
Cole Delbyck focuses on LGBT politics, East Asia and representational issues in film and television.
“Anchorman: The Legend of Don Lemon,” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. GQ, May 2015.
A good friend once said to me, “Don Lemon is black, gay, and still doesn’t get it. Somebody at GQ must owe CNN a favor because this profile paints a much more complicated picture of a man…an anchorman…whom above all else “just keeps on going.” What becomes clear is that despite Lemon’s embarrassing gaffes over the past year (Ferguson, Cosby, ISIS, etc.), he is a prized commodity, one CNN refuses to let go gentle into that Brian Williams goodnight.
Khadija Elgarguri focuses on MENA issues including women’s rights, the relationship between foreign policy and cultural change, and women’s roles in protest movements in the region.
“Israel must provide alternatives to prison for Palestinian minors,” by Leah R. Platkin. +972 Magazine, April 22, 2015.