Here are some stories I’ve been keeping my eyes on…
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS confirmation hearing
On the day that Judge Jackson was named Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, I joined my friends Sam and Anney at the podcast Stuff Mom Never Told You
to discuss her historic nomination. Judge Jackson is the first Black woman to ever be nominated – and now confirmed – for SCOTUS (and the first public defender)!
She’s also a Black woman from D.C., just like me. And as joyous and historic as this is, it means she had to face disinformation rooted in racist, sexist, attacks on her character.
Her confirmation was actually kind of hard for me to watch because even though it was historic, I didn’t like watching a Black woman be publicly disrespected and attacked by elected officials.
It’s a well-worn tactic to exploit the trauma and pain of survivors to score political points.
SXSW and Digital Void’s Our Connected Future
TANGOTI spent March at South by Southwest in Austin where I had a guest spot on Slate’s amazing internet culture podcast ICYMI
, and a featured session with Leslie Mac, the host of PRX’s Phish podcast Blackberry Jams
. It was a great conversation about what it means to be Black women taking up space online.
Back home in D.C., we talked to Amanda Moore about her time infiltrating white supremacist groups at Digital Void’s Our Connected Future festival. You can read more about Amanda’s story here
and listen to our live show in the TANGOTI feed, which drops on April 5th. Look out for more live events happening soon!