March, 2016

  • March 30, 2016

    “The thing I find scary and disturbing about television sometimes is that people think because you’re somebody of color you have to be referred to or defined by your race. It doesn’t really make sense because that’s not how I live my life, or how most people live their lives.”

    Shonda Rhimes, television producer and writer, discussing her experience in television as a black woman. TVGuide, December 7, 2009

  • March 29, 2016


    “What happened in Brussels, the attacks, were criminal acts. They attacked the foundation of our society, a modern society. Violence will not stop violence. We are all victims; that is why we must all be in solidarity.”

    Jozef De Kesel, Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels and the Primate of Belgium, in an interview after the bombings of an airport in Brussels. Politco, March 27, 2016

  • March 28, 2016

    “When our elected officials and our political campaigns become entirely untethered from reason and facts and analysis, when it doesn’t matter what’s true and what’s not, that makes it all but impossible for us to make good decisions on behalf of future generations.”

    Barrack Obama, President of the United States, addressing the awards dinner for Syracuse University’s Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. CNN, March 28, 2016.

  • March 27, 2016

    “Apparently Black History Month doesn’t teach people anything. And here’s how you know: 28 days in, the presidential frontrunner still doesn’t know what the KKK is.”

    Ashley Black, writer on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, discussing her views on the effectiveness of Black History Month. TBS, March 1, 2016

  • March 26, 2016

    “The soul of America is at stake here. Donald Trump is not making America great again. He’s making America hate again.”

    Lenard McKelvey, a.k.a. Charlamagne Tha God, radio host, discussing the likelihood of a Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face-off in the in 2016 Presidential election on The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore. Comedy Central, March 17, 2016

  • March 25, 2016

    “In life, we’re all faced with difficult decisions and will have a choice to make. Do we act based on the consequences, or do we act on what we know and believe in our hearts to be right? I chose the latter.”

    Adam LaRoche, former White Sox first baseman and designated hitter, in a letter announcing his retirement after he was instructed by the team’s vice president to discontinue bringing his son to the team clubhouse. Twitter. March 18, 2016

  • March 24, 2016

    “They can call me Darth Vader or Voldemort or the Wicked Witch of Massachusetts for all I care — but I won’t be neutered. I won’t be muzzled. And I won’t stop fighting to level the playing field for working families.”

    Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, in a fundraising email to her constituents after Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer encouraged a room full bankers to “find a way to neuter her”. Politico, March 17, 2016

  • March 23, 2016

    “Anti-Semitism has no place in any civilized society – not in America, not in Europe, not anywhere.”

    Hilary Clinton, former Secretary of State, First Lady, and candidate for the 2016 presidential election, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. March 21, 2016

  • March 22, 2016

     

    “I tried that Japanese decluttering trend where you hold each thing you own, and throw it out if it doesn’t give you joy. I threw out all my vegetables and the electric bill.”

    Mindy Lahiri, character on The Mindy Projectplayed by Mindy Kaling

  • March 21, 2016

    “When I think about Missouri, people would’ve convinced you that we just did not exist in August 2014. Twitter was where the links were shared. It was where the images were shared. Literally, when people were told what was happening, it galvanized the nation.”

    DeRay McKesson, activist of Black Lives Matter, giving his view on the impact of Twitter on its 10 year anniversary. New York Times, March 21, 2016

  • March 20, 2016

    “She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them.”

    R.M. Drake, self-published author, Instagram

  • March 19, 2016

    “I hope to challenge the ideas of beauty in gay culture. Putting a gay disabled character on TV is my number one dream.”

    Ryan O’Connell, author and blogger, discussing the announcement that his life memoir as a gay man with cerebral palsy will be made into a television show produced by actor Jim Parsons. OUT Magazine. November 9, 2015

  • March 18, 2016

    “This is one of those moments that defines what’s next. Will technology companies protect the privacy of their users or will they do work for the U.S. government? You can’t do both.”

    Malkia Cyril, Executive Director of the Center for Media Justice, discussing the current debate between Apple and the Department of Justice. NY Times. March 13, 2016

  • March 17, 2016

    “I believe with all my heart and soul that we face another time for choosing, one that will have profound consequences for the Republican Party and more importantly, for the country.”

    Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts Governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee, discussing the 2016 election at an event at the University of Utah. Politico, March 3, 2016

  • March 16, 2016

    “All the gates of civility have been blown apart and we’ve now reached a point where, on both sides, everyone is just saying or doing whatever they want.”

    Marco Rubio, Florida Senator and Republican presidential candidate, speaking with Jake Tapper on “State of the Union”. CNN. March 13, 2016

  • March 15, 2016

    “If Ronald Reagan were alive today seeking nomination, he could no more get the nomination of the Republican Party than I could get the nomination.”

    Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States of America, discussing the 2016 election during an event in Dubai. Politico. March 9, 2015

  • March 14, 2015

    “We have to understand that that diversity—while bringing certain challenges with it—ultimately is a tremendous source of strength.”

    Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, addressing a crowd of students and faculty at American University on the topic of globalization. March 13, 2016

  • March 13, 2016

    “There have been lots of times in the past that the ideologies of president and prime minister haven’t perfectly matched up, but where there’s been a very constructive and positive relationship.”

    Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, discussing his willingness to work with the 2016 presidential candidates. Politico, March 7, 2015.

  • March 12, 2016

    “This was never about money. This was a failure of government at all levels that could be described as a massive error of bureaucracy.”

    Rick Snyder, Michigan Governor, in a tweet responding to public calls for his resignation. Twitter. March 6, 2016.

  • March 11, 2016

    “I don’t know if it was exactly love at first sight,” Nancy Reagan later said, “but it was pretty close.”

    Nancy Reagan, former First Lady, discussing her love for her husband early in their relationship.

  • March 10, 2016

    “Maybe one day they’ll make a movie about a skinny white lady who invented a mop. … Of course a black girl would have to invent the cure for cancer before they even give her a TV movie.”

    Whoopi Goldberg, actress and television host, adding her opinion to the discussion on racial representation at the Oscars. ABC, February 28, 2016.

  • March 9, 2016

    “I don’t feel like they’re out to get us. Every conservative guy out there believes in everybody’s rights.”

    Caitlyn Jenner, television personality and trans-activist, explaining her endorsement of the Republican Party. E! Television Network, March 6, 2016.

  • March 8, 2016

    “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”

    President Abraham Lincoln, found in a letter addressed to Henry L. Pierce. April 6, 1859.

  • March 7, 2016

    “As somebody who was lucky enough to have an extraordinary partner in my life as well, I know how much she meant not just to President Reagan but to the country as a whole. He was lucky to have her. I’m sure he’d be the first to acknowledge that. She will be missed.”

    President Barack Obama, discussing his admiration for former first lady, Nancy Reagan, who passed away on March 6th, 2015. Politico, March 7, 2016.

  • March 6, 2016

    “Hate speech against migrants is an important part of what we now have no tolerance for on Facebook.”

    Mark Zuckerberg said he wants Facebook to eliminate hate speech against migrants during a town hall in Berlin, Germany. BBC, February 26, 2016.

  • March 5, 2016

    “You’re damn right Hollywood is racist. Hollywood is sorority racist. It’s like, ‘We like you, Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.’”

    Chris Rock explains racism in Hollywood during his monologue while hosting the Oscars. The Academy Awards, February 28, 2016.

  • March 4, 2016

    “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.'”

    Chrissy Teigen told People magazine why she chose the sex of her baby during in vitro fertilization. People, February 24, 2016

  • March 3, 2016

    “As we look at our choices as to who our next Commander-in-chief will be is to recognize the necessity to have a Commander-in-chief who has foresight.”

    Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders on Meet the Press. Meet the Press, February 28, 2016.

  • March 2, 2016

    “We’ve had years now of campaigning and advocacy around the diversity problem … the only thing that’s gotten better with these companies are their talking points.”

    Rashad Robinson, the executive director of ColorofChange, a nonprofit that works on civil rights issues, talks about the lack of diversity in tech companies. Politico, February 28, 2016.

  • March 1, 2016

    “My party has gone batshit crazy.”

    Sen. Lindsey Graham made Donald Trump the focus of his comedic speech during the Washington Press Club Foundation’s annual dinner. Vox, February 26, 2016.