“All essential workers—from fast-food to health care to child care —deserve at least $15/hour to make ends meet and the right to come together in a union.” – Mary Kay Henry
The wildly popular TLC television franchise captivates audiences by showcasing couples in love. It also mimics harmful tropes.
Complex spoke with Castro about ICE, policing, housing policy, the fight to preserve democracy in the path forward, and whether COVID-19 reframes the approach we should be taking to these areas.
The arts are instrumental avenues for healing and justice. The arts can be used to center the narratives of people at the margins of society. It provides us supplements of joy and gives us mantras to build upon a movement.
While the revolution is being televised and going viral around the world, certain demands remain of major interest to people across the country. At the crux of that lies access to land as a historic means of wealth-building, and housing as a human right that grants, among other things, voting eligibility.
The double-bind of being Black and an immigrant in working-class predominantly Black neighborhoods places you at an added risk of being churned through both the criminal and immigration court system without much of an escape route. Despite this, immigrants continue to fight for the future they believe Blacks in America deserve.
The figures have been parsed through ad-nauseam in recent years, proving the failure of the program to successfully meet its stated objectives throughout Bloomberg’s mayoral tenure. An exegesis of the program, however, will show that it was actually quite successful, and worked exactly as designed. With every stop, New York’s gilded class was able to imprint a painful reminder that no matter how hard you may fight, the city does not — and will never — actually belong to you.
At the close of a decade that has reinvigorated awareness in the value of Black Lives past and present, the theme of an evening invested in supporting Black Businesses was “Black to The Future—they keep trying to kill us but we keep getting stronger.”
Growing up black and undocumented in a heavily policed neighborhood is often a ticket to the prison-to-deportation pipeline.