... the other Black experience

The Establishment's Blog (536)

5 badass moments of South African Digital Activism

In many ways South Africa’s historical architecture can be mapped by the bloodied passage of radical activism. It’s as if the land itself has always been the inhabitable blank page for people to autonomously author their own histories. Ours is a heritage born in and out of contention. It’s an almost industrial heritage permanently in flux between sites of cultural demolition and construction, one always awkwardly existing between extreme states of exclusion and…


Added by The Establishment on February 16, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

‘A Day Without Latinos’ activists protest racist Milwaukee sheriff

Approximately 10,000 people gathered and marched in Wisconsin yesterday in "to protest against a proposal by the Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, most well known for his audacious support of the orangesicle president, to enroll his deputies in a federal program that would give them the authority of federal immigration agents so they could detain undocumented immigrants. The droves of protesters marched under the banner “A Day without Latinos" in Milwaukee, in…


Added by The Establishment on February 14, 2017 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Preliminary impeachment papers filed against Trump

In this week’s edition of bittersweet presidential campaign news, Democratic congressman of NY Jerrold Nadler has filed preliminary impeachment papers against Trump. As a senior member of the judiciary committee, Congressman Nadler filed a “resolution of inquiry” requesting information from the executive branch pertaining to any communications between President Trump and the Department of Justice as well as more information regarding his business ties to Russia, which… Continue

Added by The Establishment on February 13, 2017 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

Teen Mary-Pat Hector becomes youngest eligible woman to run for office in Georgia #BlackGirlMagic

After winning the legal battle last week to allow her to compete in a local city council race, 19-years-old Mary-Pat Hector became the youngest eligible woman to run for public office in the state of Georgia. Typically, Georgia state law mandates that a candidate be at least 21-years-old to seek office unless city law specifies something different. In this case, The DeKalb county board of elections ruled in favor of the Stonecrest City Charter, which states that a candidate…


Added by The Establishment on February 13, 2017 at 11:56am — No Comments

For this GOP Congressman, White Terrorists are not as problematic as the rest

The crazy cast of characters who are currently running our government have really outdone themselves. In the span of three weeks, they’ve made such a fool of themselves and our country, but what’s more asinine is the way they’ve flippantly let whatever bigoted thoughts come to mind escape their lips. Reality star turned republican congressman Sean Duffy from Wisconsin encourages the American people to consider the silver linings in all things, including the Charleston…


Added by The Establishment on February 8, 2017 at 11:26am — No Comments

Let's be real, Uber's CEO quit Trump advisory council only because of backlash

Uber’s CEO has had a change of ways without a change of heart. After significant backlash from the public about his involvement on Trump’s advisory council, Travis Kalanick stepped down from the council to help quell some of the concerns of Uber’s faithful community of users. In a post on Uber’s website, he expressed that, “Joining the [advisory council] was not meant to be an endorsement of the President or his agenda but unfortunately it has been misinterpreted…


Added by The Establishment on February 3, 2017 at 11:40am — 1 Comment

Hidden Figures: Yasuke, the first non-Japanese Samurai, was Black

What is known about Yasuke is limited and fraught with the uncertainties that history is often full of, but his legacy is strong nonetheless. As the first non-Japanese samurai, many will call into question the proof, but it’s clear that he was the first and that he was Black! Although there is some contention about Yasuke’s origins, it is established that he arrived in Japan in 1579 in the service of the Italian Jesuit Alessandro Valignano, who had been appointed the… Continue

Added by The Establishment on February 3, 2017 at 11:36am — No Comments

A petition denounces new cabaret called 'N-word Ball' set to open in Paris

Colonial nostalgia... Some people still can't seem to get rid of it. This is 2017 and entrepreneur Guillaume Cornut wants to open a cabaret in Paris called 'Le Bal Nègre' ('N-word Ball' in French).

While the phrase 'Bal Nègre' has had different meanings in French over the years, people are shocked by the white owner's nostalgia for colonialism and his very disconnected way of using the N-word today. On the…


Added by The Establishment on February 3, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Frederick Douglass' family responds to Trump & tells him what time it is

Black people are notorious for epic clapbacks, and there’s nothing like an eloquent, well thought out clapback to acknowledge and rebuke someone’s ignorance. Who’s ignorance are we referring to today? Well none other than President Pumpkin, who referenced Frederick Douglass in the present tense during his bizarre Black History month press conference. While we’re about 99.9% sure Trump has no idea who Frederick Douglass is or the impact that he’s had on abolitionist and…


Added by The Establishment on February 2, 2017 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Sean Spicer on detention of 5-year-old: assuming kids don’t pose a threat would be "misguided"

No one is safe. I repeat, no one is safe. Not women, not Black and Brown people, not Muslims, and apparently, not even children. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has been making quite a name for himself with alternative facts and blatant lies alike, but this is a new low. As if the travel ban on Muslim countries wasn’t enough, Spicer has defended the decision by his administration to detain a 5 year old saying that assuming kids don’t pose a threat would be…


Added by The Establishment on February 2, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

Une pétition dit "Non au bal des colons! Pas de 'bal nègre' à Paris en 2017"

Ah, la nostalgie coloniale... En 2017, certains ne s'en sont toujours pas débarrassés. Ainsi, M. Guillaume Cornut a l'intention d'ouvrir un cabaret à Paris baptisé "Le Bal Nègre".

Sur le site officiel, on nous "explique": "La génération des Années folles est alors avide de distractions sur fond de musique et rêve d’un monde nouveau en réaction aux souffrances de la Grande Guerre. On se passionne frénétiquement pour…


Added by The Establishment on February 2, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

FBI report confirms White supremacists have infiltrated local police dpts

Right in step with what black people have been saying for a hundred years, a recent FBI report confirms that White Supremacists and other extremist groups are deeply embedded in the law enforcement community. In a stunning collection of reports and investigations, outlined by The…


Added by The Establishment on February 1, 2017 at 11:50am — 5 Comments

Black-owned app Moovn: an alternative to problematic Uber and Lyft

It’s been a rough week for ridesharing applications, but to keep it 100, they brought it on themselves. The CEO of Uber and several of Lyft’s top investors have direct links to the clementine-colored administration and that leaves the masses with the following dilemma: support companies that directly contribute to the presidential adviser’s pockets or boycott them with no real substitute. Luckily for us, Black-owned app Moovn is an alternative to both, with none of the… Continue

Added by The Establishment on February 1, 2017 at 10:35am — No Comments

Major Lyft investors support Trump, are even worse than Uber CEO

In the shitstorm that has characterized the President Agent Orange’s first two weeks in office, nothing created the level of protest that the travel ban on Muslim immigrants and refugees. While many American citizens, legal residents, and green card holders were being detained at airports across the nation, allegedly Uber tried to break the blockade of NYC Taxi drivers protesting at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, NY. As a result of this, as well as the…


Added by The Establishment on January 31, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

First Black Woman elected Harvard Law Review President

Black women are doing the damn thing. I know you’re thinking, “Duh, since the beginning of time,” but hol’ up! We gotta acknowledge Black girl magic when we can! And the Harvard Law Review’s newest president Imelme Umana is the definition! The Nigerian student is the first Black woman to be elected to this position and is studying how stereotypes about Black women are perpetuated in political discourse. So, you know, just some light work for someone so young, gifted and… Continue

Added by The Establishment on January 31, 2017 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Bigotry loves company: when Black Church folks side with Trump

There are folks who believe the Sunkist POTUS isn’t racist, bigoted, xenophobic or sexist. An alarming number of those folks believe that Tangerine Trump is not only a good man, but that he’s a Christian man, a follower of Jesus Christ, the child of an unwed mother who was seeking refuge that no one would offer who would grow up to receive undue amounts of persecution that would eventually lead to his death. They would rather ignore the parallels between Jesus' story…


Added by The Establishment on January 31, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

Quick thoughts from this weekend's resistance against Trump’s fascist Muslim and refugee ban

Even amidst the raging, un-extinguishable dumpster-fire that’s been the opening week of Donald Trump’s presidency, Friday’s executive order banning Muslims and refugees of seven nations from entering the U.S. was a high-reaching flame that looked to leave singe marks on the Constitution and some basic (if hardly equally enacted) American self-beliefs.

The executive order banned the residents of (and, importantly, legal U.S. Green Card holders from) seven nations…


Added by The Establishment on January 30, 2017 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Voting Rights are under attack: Trump's "civil rights" guy supports voter ID laws

President Trump has spent most of his first week in office in denial of many facts. Opting instead to believe whatever he’d like to tell himself. One of the more blatant rejections of information being in his claim 3-5 million people committed criminal acts of voter fraud. His paranoia now launching an investigation into events that have no evidence or history of happening. Outside of being a waste of time, this bizarre claim means that voter rights is probably something…


Added by The Establishment on January 26, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Trump orders advancement on building Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

As you may have noticed, President Trump and the GOP don’t really care about taking care of the planet. Economic growth? Yes. A place to live when everyone is unimaginably prosperous? No. In another tone-deaf move against climate science and utter disregard for the indigenous rights and sovereignty and the people who depend on the water that the Dakota Access Pipeline will run under, Trump has signed two executive orders that will move forward on the building of Keystone XL…


Added by The Establishment on January 24, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBTQ rights Removed from the White House website

What a weekend it’s been. The inauguration didn’t come and go quietly, with women, people of color, and other marginalized communities uniting nationwide in protest. But the effects of the transfer of power are already potent and apparent, but in the most unlikely of places. The White House website has been a place to explore the issues facing our country and a resource to those looking to gain insight, but it seems that the new administration doesn’t take kindly to…


Added by The Establishment on January 23, 2017 at 10:21am — 2 Comments

Monthly Archives











  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2019   Created by Matthew.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service