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Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Definition: “Scrounger”

Salma Yaqoob confronts Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith on poverty, austerity and the government’s labelling of those on benefits as “scroungers” | BBC Question Time, 12 June 2014: So glad that Yaqoob said this. Like so many, I’ve been disgusted by the vilification of poor people under the current British government, and the political impunity

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

#Watch: The online premiere of Shola Amoo’s short film “Touch”

As the credits rolled on Touch, a short film by the young director Shola Amoo, someone in the audience packed into Brooklyn's Spectacle Theater exhaled "that was bomb!" With a small three-person cast including singer-turned actress Tanya...