Like we needed another reason to love FRESH Speaker Jay Smooth. Last night, Jay was on All In with Chris Hayes discussing the latest Starbucks campaign, “Race Together” that has brought on a lot of criticism over the last few days. And then, this happened (at time stamp 5:20): CBS Sunday Morning‘s Nancy Giles began teasing him for co-opting blackness […]
Welcome to The Weekly FRESHness! Every Friday, FRESH will be sharing a round-up of articles, videos and other goodies that we love that week, as well as the latest pieces and news from our speakers. (Edited by our amazing administrative assistant, Mara Meyers.) We’re kicking off this first week with reflections on the 50th anniversary of Selma, […]
One of the most profound things one can witness is the power of another human being boldly speaking out–whether that be on a national stage, or in the middle of the street. Reflecting back on 2014, the world has had much to celebrate, mourn, and protest. We’d like to give recognition to some of the […]
You’ve probably heard about the retraction that Rolling Stone issued on its UVA rape story. Our own Zerlina Maxwell was on Melissa Harris-Perry this weekend to talk about the need for rape victims to be believed, following a Washington Post piece she wrote on the issue. Check it out.