Fans of pop-punk, emo, metalcore, hardcore and post-hardcore bands from the 1990's and 2000's have been excited by news of a resurrected When We Were Young music festival - moving this time from California to Las Vegas and scheduled by concert giant Live Nation Entertainment. But, as excited as many of the genre's fans are, it's not generating as much love as some would think. Set for late-October 2022, the festival that boasts 65 bands is stirring up a hornets nest on social media. Brayan Mendoza and Bonnie G share their concerns regarding the festival.

Writer & Editor Allison Gaines, who co-founded the Writers and Editors of Color organization, pays a return visit to Outspoken with Joy Silver. She is pursuing her PhD in Psychology and she writes about race, women history and politics. The focus of this conversation is to discuss the failure of the Voting Rights Act, Martin Luther King’s message as well as Malcolm X’s message, the history and the strategies of the White Power‘s activities of suppression, what would be considered a BIG WIN - and what we need to do to overcome our gravest challenge to Democracy since Reconstruction in this country.

The #RecastT'Challa movement has reached the mainstream conversation. The goal being to not retire the character of T'Challa from Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but to recast him after the death of Chadwick Boseman. Brayan Mendoza gives his perspective on the whole debate, along with ways to honor Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman's legacy in the upcoming sequel.

Can you imagine living in thirteen houses and five countries by the time you were nine years old? Even that seems excessive for members of the military. You might think it’s unusual, but you don’t question it too much as a child growing up like that because that’s all you’ve ever known. But, when the authorities show up at your house and you find out your family has been living a lie and your name isn’t even your own, you know something isn’t right. Tyler Wetherall writes about the experience of living life on the run and her drug-smuggling Dad’s attempts to stay one step ahead of the law in No Way Home: A Memoir of Life on the Run.

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