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We treat individuals in the spotlight as gods or Satan incarnate. We tell broken stories about teams, communities, nations, and other groups to protect our worldviews. We're all human though, meaning our stories deserve more than a TMZ article. This category takes a look at how we look at people

Rich Gang White Boy, Tom Hanks’ son, and ‘nigga’

Non-Black people using the word "nigga" is always touchy. Tom Hanks' son using it is just disappointing. First of all, the thirst that some White...
Bernie Sanders Drop Out Ode

Ay Bernie Lemme Tell You Something

*Jogs across tabs from your livestream announcement to my WordPress dashboard* *Short, exasperated sigh* I know...
Kanye Peeing on Grammy

Understanding Kanye West Rants, Pt. 5: Vivendi, Swifties, and More

Starting this series back up is only ever a matter of time. The last "Understanding Kanye West Rants"...
Chinese Mississippians Tommy Quon

Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...

Drake is Michael Jackson, Kendrick is Prince

To many, it's a shame that mass appeal gives some artists more fame than true artistry. But in the music industry, the effects of...

The Cause White Male Terrorists Implicitly Fight For

In his usual dark, poignant humor, Jerrod Carmichael tried to normalize the concept of a place being "shoot-up-able" to Maxine in an episode of The...
Chadwick Boseman In Memory Of Comic Con

We are the Black Panther: In Memory of Chadwick Boseman

by Chelsea Herrera This piece was originally published by Plugged, a partner of ATC, on their blog Views From The...

A Year of Ws: Black Women

In years past, Black women have had to settle for mere invites to the table. Some lead roles, a couple of important yet not-so-crazy...
Chivona Newsome BLM Tigray Genocide

Hope and a Hiccup in BLM NY’s Recognition of the Tigray Genocide

Chivona Renee Newsome, co-founder of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, spoke at a Tigray Genocide protest Sunday morning....

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...