Paris, Disability, Africa, Prisons – Articles We’ve Been Discussing

How to Write about Africa Part1 & How to Write About Africa II: The Revenge  By Binyavanga Wainaina Dis/Representation – Race and Disability – People with Disabilities have multiple identities, but not all of us have been included equally in our communities. Both the Disability Movement and Disability Studies have been called out on the… Continue reading Paris, Disability, Africa, Prisons – Articles We’ve Been Discussing

All Out for MLK March Against Racist Wars at Home and Abroad!

Why are you speaking about the war, Dr. King? Why are you joining the voices of dissent?” “Peace and civil rights don’t mix,” they say. “Aren’t you hurting the cause of your people?” they ask. And when I hear them, though I often understand the source of their concern, I am nevertheless greatly saddened, for such… Continue reading All Out for MLK March Against Racist Wars at Home and Abroad!

What makes an overdrawn bank account newsworthy?

by Paula Jean, WHAT’S UP?! Core Committee member This response to publicity about Brandi Fisher’s financial business started from a place of personal familiarity with overdrawn accounts and financial mistakes. Full disclosure: I hear from a collection agency or receive a late notice on a bill just about every month, for my own reasons that may… Continue reading What makes an overdrawn bank account newsworthy?

Pittsburgh Chief of Police Held a Sign. That’s WHAT’S UP?!

On New Years Eve, Police Chief McLay was one of many who committed to #endwhitesilence by consenting to be photographed by WHAT’S UP?! holding signs that declared their resolutions to work against racism. The photo of the Chief has stirred up a controversy with the Fraternal Order of Police. WHAT’S UP?! believes that racism and… Continue reading Pittsburgh Chief of Police Held a Sign. That’s WHAT’S UP?!