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Miles Morales Reforms Spider-Man’s Relationship With the Police When It Needs to Be Abolished

Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales follows the fledgling webhead as he steps out from under Peter Parker’s shadow. He’s defending New York City on his own for the first time just as a bitter ground war breaks out between the nefarious Roxxon Corporation and the tech-powered Underground movement. New as Miles is to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Acknowledge Black Women for Their Role in the 2020 Election

If the presidential election went in your favor, you’re probably enjoying the memes, tweets, and posts pouring in about Stacey Abrams and the ways Black women showed up for our country. It’s as if Black women in Georgia rolled up their sleeves and said, “Dang, I gotta do everything?” And that’s partially true. The…Read more… […]

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How to Change Your Default Skin Tone on Slack

Before Apple introduced its racially diverse emoji options back in 2015, people of color were used to using the ubiquitous skin tone from The Simpsons in our digital communications. Since then though, it’s become fairly standard practice to include multiple skin tone options for the desktop version of many sites we…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Watch Celebrities Read Picture Books by Black Authors

Parents often use books as a way to introduce and spark conversations around important topics, concepts or themes with their kids. Using books in this way is particularly important now, as the country grapples with so many social justice issues. That’s why Netflix says it has created a new live-action show, Bookmarks:…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Rap Godz Co-Creator Shares Why He Made One of the Industry’s Only Hip Hop Board Games

Three years ago, Omari Akil and his brother Hamu Dennis were sitting down for a night of board games. A few hours later, they were making their own. They’re the team behind Rap Godz, a tabletop game about becoming an industry-changing hip hop artist. And just like the characters in their game, the founders of […]

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The Punisher’s Logo Can’t Be Turned Into a Symbol for Black Lives Matter or Real World Justice

For years now, American police officers and members of various branches of the American military have used Marvel Comics’ Punisher skull logo as a symbol to represent their own personal ideologies about what it means to be a person wielding a weapon. Those ideologies, interpreted through the lens of the logo, are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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As the Punisher Skull Re-Emerges on Cops in U.S. Protests, Marvel Comics Reckons With Its Imagery

The appropriation of comic book character Frank Castle’s skull emblem by police and the military has been an ongoing issue for Marvel Entertainment as it wrestles with the questionable embrace of the anti-hero’s extrajudicial violence by real state and federal employees. But as the “Punisher skull” has re-emerged on…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Check Your Privilege

Privileges are the benefits and advantages you have over someone else because of your gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, health, level of education, physical ability, and/or socioeconomic level. It’s important to be aware of the benefits and advantages you have in order to be able to help those who do not…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a Problem

It has now been seven years since Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created the Black Lives Matter movement and organization in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Upon hearing this slogan, some people reacted by wondering “But don’t all lives matter?” As in, if the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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These Movies Will Help You Understand Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice

In the United States, the criminal justice system is supposed to be one of the most fair and just in the world. There are, however, many disparities in who is treated more harshly and who gets to walk away without any acknowledgement that they’ve committed a crime in the first place.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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