A poem in tribute to the four Black girls who were killed in the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing of 1963
In a gross display of wealth that feels out of place after a year of social reckoning in the U.S., many are beginning to ask if this annual display of …
Twenty years ago The PATRIOT Act was signed into federal law in the aftermath of 9/11 to combat terrorism. But it mostly compromised America's privacy …
The 2019 death of Ronald Greene at the hands of Louisiana State Police is a case we are familiar with. The state police department has many more concea…
Minstrelsy may look different in modern times, but appropriation of Black culture is still alive and well.
A poetic and visual montage reflecting on Robert E. Lee's monument being removed in Richmond, Virginia this week.
The North Star's weekly cultural dive into trending Twitter topics of impact to our community.
As security concerns about an international terrorist attack on the 20-year anniversary of 9/11 loom, America's sons of anarchy have their own plans sc…
The death of yet another prolific artist lost to drugs raises questions of what it means to be an artist in a world where everyone is always watching.
A recent report by the StarTribune unpacks the pending ACLU lawsuit against the Minnesota State Patrol for violating the constitutional rights of journ…
Texas' near total abortion ban, even in cases of rape and incest, is one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world. Its consequences will be d…
Former Georgia district attorney, Jackie Johnson tried assisting the McMichaels in covering up their murder of Ahmaud Arbery. But got her silly ass ind…
The heads of Airbnb recently extended an offer to shelter 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan while consistently ignoring homeless and displaced Americans.
TNS contributing writer, Nicholas Mitchell highlights the cultural work of James Baldwin that pre-dated critical race theory and set a framework for to…
On August 31 Virginia Governor, Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men accused of raping a white woman in 1951. None of them are a…
For people of color, even the smallest interactions with law enforcement can cause severe emotional distress - for reasons that sadly are unsurprising.
I have never lived away from Louisiana during a hurricane until 2021. It has been heartbreaking to be a spectator of Hurricane Ida.
On September 8th, I am launching "A Real One" - a brand new fashion company that focuses on empowering an entirely Black-owned supply chain from the se…
The North Star's weekly cultural dive into trending topics on Twitter
A poem on the Supreme Court's negligence around ending police violence.