February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, which was created to expand the cultural consciousness around violence in teen relationships, which is sadly all too common of a reality for many young people. In fact, one in three teens in the US will experience physical, emotional, sexual, or verbal abuse from a dating partner before they turn 18.
This epidemic of violence is disproportionately high compared to other rates of youth violence,» Read more »
February marks the 11th year the US is observing Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. It is also popularly known as Black History Month, or as young Black activists have renamed, Black Futures Month. What does love look and feel like for young Black femmes who are living in rape culture, when police brutality targets you, those you love, and those who look like you? How do Black femmes find, identify,» Read more »
In a scene from the 1980 golf-comedy Caddyshack, a loud-mouthed and obnoxious Al Czervik, played by Rodney Dangerfield, walks up to the house band in a country club dining hall, flinging a fistful of dollars in their direction and telling the band leader to “play something hot.” The band abruptly stops the languid jazz piece mid-performance and bursts into something electric and upbeat. The well-to-do crowd spontaneously starts dancing to the lively number.» Read more »