In South Africa, approximately 500,000 rapes, murders and beatings are committed against women every year.1 Many of these are carried out against black lesbian women, including hate crimes and practices of ‘corrective rape’.2 Zanele Muholi is a South African visual activist and creator of Inkanyiso, an activist platform that exposes the realities of black LGBTI individuals in South Africa. This month, she’s in New York as part of Brooklyn Museum’s Isibonelo/Evidence show, travelling with three… [read more »]
MTV Cribs-style video of the students who have barricaded themselves inside the 8th floor Peter Cooper suite. What do they want? Free Education. And the promise that The Cooper Union which has a 110 year history of being a unique model of free education remains committed to that mission.