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Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

Democracy 2022

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The American project has been in existence for 246 years. (That timing changes, of course, if you are starting with the Declaration of Independence instead of the year 1619 when the first enslaved Africans were brought shackled, bruised, and beaten to our shores.) When the Founding Fathers (and slave masters)…

MONEY + RACISM

Maya Angelou before a performance at the Village Vanguard in NYC | Photo Credit | Art.com.

As a Black woman, I know I'm supposed to feel overjoyed that Maya Angelou became the first Black woman to be honored on a U.S. quarter. And, of course, I am. But, there's still the other side of the coin to consider — slave-owning George Washington. American irony will be…

White men storm the Capitol in a class—and racially—charged attempt to violently take over the…

It’s been 365 days since the twice-impeached former president, Donald Trump, stood before his legions of fans in Washington, D.C., and urged them — no, commanded them — to “stop the steal” and “go take their country back.” It was a sight that no one could have imagined, and yet…

While the jury is still out on whether 2021 has been a welcome breath of fresh air compared to the hellacious 12 months that made up 2020, one thing is for sure — it’s been real! A lot has happened, especially for people of color. From the good, bad, the…

POLITICS

Supporters of US President Donald Trump attacked members of Congress at the US Capitol on…

Over 800,000 Americans are dead from a global health pandemic. Twenty-five percent of the American population still refuses to be vaccinated. A violent attempt to overthrow the government left five people dead. A once-in-a-century fire season. A once-in-a-century tornado outbreak. Mass shootings on the rise. Over 400 voter suppression laws

RACISM + EDUCATION

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First, before we get into motivations for book burning and censorship, let me first say that burning books in 2021 is one of the silliest aberrations of conservative think tanks. It's not like back in the day where words only lived on delicate pages caged within a hard body. We…

Yes, Oprah Winfrey gave Dr. Oz a platform, but does that mean she is responsible for his actions or that she owes the Black community anything?

London, United Kingdom — March 13, 2018: Oprah Winfrey attends the European Premiere of ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ at BFI IMAX in London, England.

Yesterday, Black Twitter and others ripped Oprah Winfrey apart after Dr. Oz announced his plans to run as a Republican for an open U.S…

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Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

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