Black LGBTQ Owned Businesses Need Support During The Pandemic, Even If There Isn’t Exact Data On How Many There Are
The coronavirus pandemic’s economic impacts are still unfolding, but things are already far from evenly distributed.
With coronavirus hitting the US hard, there are growing fears community groups will have to resort to funding provided by surveillance programmes.
Tech Employees Are Considering Moving to Cheaper Cities Amid COVID-19. What Impact Could That Have on The Communities They’re Leaving?
So, what would happen in tech-gentrified cities if work from home policies caused more white-collar employees to disseminate?
Vanessa Taylor is Bitch Media’s 2020 Writing Fellow in Technology
When Hafiza Ameerah Khan began her coming out process it was an isolating experience. Khan, a Bengali American Muslimah, told Bitch, “When I came out of the closet in 2016, I did not know of a single other queer Muslim in the world—and I really felt like I was the only one out there.” In recent years, some have pushed against the “coming out” narrative, noting that it doesn’t capture the complexity of queer life. Some critics f...
The uprising inspired protests across the globe but many are still asking, “Why Minneapolis?” While it seems like an unassuming Midwestern city, Minneapolis has a deeply disturbing history of the surveillance of Blackness.
While Black Muslims develop spaces for ourselves, the unfortunate reality of the internet means that, in most cases, anyone can see what we do. This is especially true on large social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram where privacy is not the name of the game.
While the United States tries to behave as if lynchings are a thing of the past, the very public, and often brutal, murders of Black people continue today. Some may call them "modern day lynchings" and others will argue that lynchings are already modern; that there is nothing inherently "past" about them. Either way, the February murder of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia aligns with lynching's violent legacy.
"...recent years have found memes evolving from somewhat harmless entertainment embedded in digital subcultures to instruments of political commentary and power themselves."
...Muslims are feeling the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis, such as soaring unemployment. However, the pandemic is also changing how Muslims will practice their faith. This year, Muslims in the United States must adapt to a Ramadan under the shadow of the novel coronavirus.
How Muslims are digitally celebrating Ramadan under quarantine and protecting themselves from Zoom-bombers
Muslims are coming up with creative, digital ideas to celebrate the month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic and quarantine.
My New Year’s resolution for 2020 was to no longer be physically perceived.
Black Muslims in the United States fear they could be at a higher risk from coronavirus infections, as cases continue to climb and hospitals in communities of colour struggle to flatten the curve with the COVID-19 outbreak.