Latino USA
Latino USA
Jan 12, 2021
Portrait Of: Gabby Rivera
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When Gabby Rivera wrote her coming-of-age novel “Juliet Takes a Breath” in 2016, she didn't know that it would get her attention from an unusual place: Marvel Comics. They asked her to write for America Chavez, their first queer Latina superhero. Gabby said yes. But as she was writing for their superhero, she found herself swept up in #comicsgate, an online harassment campaign against the comic book industry’s efforts to include more women, people of color and LGBTQ characters. In this "Portrait Of," Maria sits talked to Gabby about her beginnings as a writer, her difficult experience with #comicsgate and about returning to comic book writing.

In The Thick
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The Terror of Policing
Maria and Julio welcome two new ITT guests: Josie Duffy Rice, president of The Appeal and host of the podcast "Justice in America," and Michael Harriot, a senior writer at The Root. They talk about the latest in criminal justice, including the federal and state cases for the murder of George Floyd. They also get into the Congressional investigation of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and how states are continuing to respond with legislation targeting protestors fighting for racial justice.  As we reach one year of COVID-19 and quarantine, we want to hear from you. After a year of so much loss, we want to hear how you're grieving, coping and holding space to process. Call us to leave a voicemail on the In The Thick hotline at (505) 226-8973 or send us a voice memo via email to inthethick@futuromediagroup.org. ITT Staff Picks:  * "The plot to eradicate the threat of Black power is documented by evidence, testimony and government documents from federal, state and local agencies," Michael Harriot writes about the Federal Bureau of Investigation's assassinations of Black leaders via this piece in The Root. * Check out another recent interview with Josie Duffy Rice on the 5-4 podcast where she talks about a 1987 Supreme Court decision that lets states "off the hook for perpetuating systemic racism in death penalty cases." * Matt Cohen writes for Mother Jones about how Republicans keep pretending Antifa is equivalent to violent white supremacists during the Congressional investigation into the attack on the Capitol on January 6. Credit for above image: AP Photo/Ted S. Warren   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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