A self-made author shares his inner journey

A self-made author shares his inner journey

Since he released his first book, “Look Black Boy,” this spring, Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey has been the subject of many articles and interviews. Here, he shares some of his inner-most thoughts and feelings about putting himself out there....
Last chance for two films about authenticity

Last chance for two films about authenticity

These two stories showing at FilmScene are set thousands of miles, and hundreds of years, apart. One features several actors considered legends; the other is a project of admired newcomers. One centers around a building, and the other revolves around a garden. But the...
Teens “shatter the silence” with spoken word

Teens “shatter the silence” with spoken word

DES MOINES — In a world where many of us are still ignored, a group of talented high school poets in Des Moines turned to spoken word as a way to shatter the silence. They take the stage in hopes to share the stories they’ve kept secret, or to shed light on...
Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

Blocking the wrong people: back in Facebook jail

In March, Facebook announced a new ban on white nationalist, white separatist, and white supremacist content. Latisha McDaniel Grife For many, this seemed like a long overdue policy change.  Others said they would believe it when they see it. For me, this policy fails...