Posted inPolitics & Policy

Trump Is a Felon as He’s Found Guilty on All 34 Counts

Welcome back to Everything’s Political, Worldacad’s weekly news, culture, and politics newsletter! In this edition, learn about Donald Trump’s guilty verdict, the grief looming over Pride, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ alarming concurring opinion in a recent case, and the push to turn “Black Wall Street” into a national monument. Now, on with […]

Posted inPartner Content, Technology, The Workplace

Whistleblowing While Black: How Truth-Telling Changes the Careers of Black Women in Tech

This article was copublished with The 19th, a nonprofit newsroom covering gender, politics, and policy. Sign up for The 19th’s newsletter here. The night of Jan. 5, 2021, Anika Collier Navaroli slept poorly. She had an uneasy feeling about what might happen in Washington, D.C., the next day. Back then, Navaroli was a senior policy official at […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Partner Content

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ celebrates Black queer joy. O’Shae Sibley’s killer tried to strip that away.

Originally published by The 19th, your trusted source for contextualizing LGBTQ+ news. Sign up for our daily newsletter. Since its release last year, Beyoncé’s “Renaissance” has been celebrated as a love letter to Black queer dance culture.For an hour and two minutes, the album offers listeners a chance at freedom of expression, a brief respite […]

Posted inPolitics & Policy

How an Anti-Drag Bill Is Creating Fear Among Some Black LGBTQ Tennesseans

Alexia Noelle Paris has been a drag artist for six years, performing nearly every weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives, or in California. For her, drag isn’t merely a form of entertainment — it’s an outlet. “I’ve always appreciated drag, even though initially I didn’t think that it was something for me,” Paris said. […]

Posted inClimate Change, Environmental Justice

Meet the Trailblazing Black LGBTQ Official at ‘Ground Zero’ for Climate Justice

In 1969, a state-mandated consent decree desegregated the school system in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Forty years later, continuing conflict over that desegregation effort in the city — evenly split between Black and white residents — inspired a young Davante Lewis’ first foray into public service. His high school was strapped for cash and required much-needed […]