Calling Victims of Suicide “Selfish” Is Victim-Blaming

by The Trudz Actor Lee Thompson Young, who played the title role on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” is dead at age 29 after an apparent suicide. Lee Thompson Young did not leave suicide note Lee Thompson Young Suffered From Depression Leading Up to Tragic Death Lee Thompson Young Funeral Set for Friday at Paramount… Read More

Transnational Migration and Asylum Seekers

Sara Salem is a PhD researcher at the Institute of Social Studies in the Netherlands. Her work focuses on historical and institutional perspectives on political economy, and centers specifically on the recent wave of uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa. Sara Salem@saramsalem In all coverage of the migrants who drowned off coast of… Read More

Ooh, tell me more about what you don’t know…#Islam

by Natasha Kalantar  Some local cultural practices (such as wearing a headscarf) have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world’s general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on core beliefs? Asma.S@Asooom_S Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam… Read More

A Plague Named Inequality

Author Katherine Engels waxes lyrical about structural inequalities in the media, gender, dinosaurs & Radio 4 by Samantha Asumadu & Natasha Kalantar Katherine Angel@KayEngels Women make up only 20% of solo radio broadcasters. I’m not surprised, but I’m depressed. via @guardian Piers Morgan@piersmorgan And 0% of all @Guardian editors in history > RT @lisaocarroll… Read More

#Hashtagging Third World Problems

#FirstWorldProblems #WhiteGirlProblems #MiddleclassProblems – we see you says @WritersofColour max read@max_read #WhitePeopleActivities ‘self-deprecating’ hashtags that ultimately cast white people as the sole occupants of a literate upper middle class Teju Cole@tejucole I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Teju Cole@tejucole Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant… Read More

Media Diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages

A tale of everyday lack of diversity #AllWhiteFrontPages by Samantha Asumadu After reading an article entitled: The ‘Evening Standard’ Of Whiteness in The Voice newspaper an ever present feeling of unease began to take a solid form: rage. Rodney Sealy had done a simple analysis of pictures in one edition of The Evening Standard, after… Read More