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By Shammara Lawrence Before leading the Selma to Montgomery marches or delivering his notable “I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. Was walking the halls of the prestigious Morehouse at the mere age of 15. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse is the only historically Black college for males in the United States. As ..Read More
On April 6, Arkansas became the first state to pass legislation that would ban transgender youth from acquiring gender-affirming care, despite the bill being vetoed by the state’s governor who called it "over broad" and "extreme." A study by UCLA’s Williams Institute published on Tuesday (April 13) announced that, with a wave of transphobic legislation spreading across the nat..Read More
now, the United States has a reported 14 million COVID-19 cases, about 40,000 more cases than any time the virus hit its first peak, in the spring. And Dr. Robert Redfield, the head the Centers for Infection Control and Preventions, recently mentioned that the winter may be particularly dangerous, and that by February 2021, the nation could visualize up to 450,000 Residents of the Uni..Read More
By Sara Radin Are you experiencing worry or panic, or uneasiness about what the future holds? On edge about the polarized battle between the incumbent presidential nominee Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, two powerful figures that could decide what the next four years of our lives look like? Do you find yourself either avoiding television and social media, or doomscr..Read More
Last week, as piece of MTV's Vote For Your Life Stream digital event, Mark Kassen and his pal Chris Evans spoke to young, first-time voters about what was driving them to the polls this year. The issues ranged from climate justice to health care and more — nuanced topics with discernibly different views on both sides of the American political spectrum. Although how can you get an in..Read More
By De Elizabeth “Don’t be afraid of COVID. Don’t let it dominate your lives.” Those were the words of President Donald Trump on Monday, October 5, immediately after spending 72 hours in Walter Reed Hospital where he was treated for coronavirus with a cocktail of illegal narcotics hardly any other American could be able to receive. At the time he tweeted his message, over 7.4..Read More
By De Elizabeth On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential victory generated a series of questions for Sydney Greene. At the time, she was the vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists at Arizona State University, where she spent Election Day covering her classmates’ viewing parties. And while the night began off “electric” with the see..Read More
President Donald Trump and the opening lady, Melania Trump, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The president revealed the news in the early morning on Friday (October 2) by means of the a Twitter post from his personalized account. “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote. “We will start our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We'll get th..Read More
By Jorge Gutierrez Last week the Supreme Court brought unexpectedly good news to undocumented transgender and queer communities across the nation related to the policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, and workplace protections. First, on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ+ workers from workplace discrimin..Read More
By Virginia Lowman As soon as news of George Floyd’s death started to circulate in late May, I heard Dominique Fils-Aimé’s rendition of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit” play in my mind. This is one of several death rituals I’ve assumed since Philando Castile was shot dead by police on Facebook stay in 2016. Other rituals include preliminary measures I take within my frie..Read More
As demonstrators gather around the United States in response to the killings of unarmed Black citizens George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, among numerous others, to protest police brutality and systemic racism against the Black community, one slogan, brandished on cardboard signs and vibrant posters, has had a particularly contentious reception among the Amer..Read More
Prom season is here. Even in the face of dances being fine-tuned or outright canceled or due to COVID-19 — something one student told MTV News was "weird and upsetting" — springtime still means prom time. And it's still a time to celebrate: That's why MTV and When We All Vote, Michelle Obama's nonpartisan business, and also the 2020 Prom Challenge, are hosting a veritable virtual ..Read More