Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Louisiana Police Officer’s Facebook Post Suggests Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Should Be Shot

A Louisiana police officer is under fire for a Facebook post he made last week suggesting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported Gretna police officer Charlie Rispoli shared a blog post falsely claiming Ocasio-Cortez said, “We pay soldiers too much.”  In addition to theRead More →

'The Squad': Our American Heroes Are Unapologetically Black, Brown And Female – And They’re Staying Right Here

Growing up, if you asked me who my heroes were, I would probably rattle off a few Disney princesses, my mom and my fifth-grade teacher who taught me the importance of storytelling. As I grew older, I would say, Aaliyah, Brandy, Missy Elliott and Lil Kim, followed by a list ofRead More →

House Of Representatives Pass Resolution Condemning 'Trump's Racist Comments Directed At Members Of Congress'

On the night of July 16, the House of Representatives voted to pass a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his “racist comments” about four Democratic congresswomen of color known as “The Squad.” 235 Democrats and only four Republicans voted in favor of the measure after hours of debate andRead More →

Kamala Harris And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Fair Chance At Housing Act For People With Criminal Records

Many people with criminal records in this country understand the difficulty in finding employment, financial resources and housing after they’ve been released from prison. While some politicians have worked to reform the actual criminal justice system, little effort has been dedicated to reforming the resources provided to men and womenRead More →

“Who Is Black?”: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Erasure Of Blackness In America Dismisses The Fight For Social Justice

Whatever reparations look like in 2019 and beyond, there is no question that the recipients of said pay-back are Black people. While Blackness is vast, and millions of Black people in multiple countries across multiple continents exist, who we are, stands loud and proud despite centuries of purported erasure. AsRead More →