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Celebrating and centering the experiences of women of color.

Can you imagine going on vacation with your arch vaccine enemy? I can. We’d have a great time.

Please don’t come for me. I know this may be a triggering thought, but hear me out. I understand the tendency to roll your eyes, close your ears and walk away when…


ON POLITICS

Time to acknowledge the US complicitness in Haiti’s demise.

This week, horrific images of Haitian migrants being whipped by Texas Border Patrol agents went viral. For many Black people in the United States the images were beyond triggering. They were disgustingly reminiscent of a time –not too long ago — when the open abuse of Black people at the…


Economic instability, climate change, and White Christian fascism made a maelstrom

Twenty-eight years ago, famed science-fiction author Octavia Butler published her apocalyptically prescient bestselling novel Parable of the Sower, which illustrated what America would look like when climate change, economic instability, and a white Evangelical Christian fascist movement took hold and converged.

Sound familiar?

The eeriest part about this novel is…


Politics

Testimony from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot shows us exactly who we are

When multi-hyphenate performer Childish Gambino released his visual for “This Is America” in 2018, it sent shockwaves through the Twitterverse and beyond. Everyone was talking about its violence, its darkness, and its irrevocable honesty. The same can be said about the testimony of the four officers at the first hearing…


4 Ways to recover.

Despite heightened awareness, Black Lives Matter, multiple marches, protests and even Derek Chauvin’s conviction, scores of Black people still died in the year after George Floyd’s death at the brutal hands of reckless, misguided police officers and other hate-motivated people.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations reports that anti-Black crimes continue…


BLACK SCHOLARSHIP MATTERS

How the activist-scholar stared down the belly of the beast

Right now, Nikole Hannah-Jones deserves a round of applause. Whether you love her or hate her, it’s time to admit she won the culture war. While conservatives started the conflict, she ended it with poise. So, how did Hannah-Jones stare into the belly of the beast and come out triumphant…


How you can help pass the For the People Act

Summertime has finally arrived. After a lengthy pandemic-inspired hibernation, many women feel excited about their hot-girl summer plans. Tourism around the globe has recently hit record heights. And while these vacations are well-deserved, conservative voter suppression tactics are surging. …


True to its origins, this year’s Juneteenth combines incremental victory and continued struggle.

Juneteenth is now an official federal holiday, with legislation creating “Juneteenth National Independence Day” having passed in the House and Senate and signed into law by President Joe Biden. This victory is hard-won, the fruit of decades…


Was the summer of 2020 a wake-up call, a reckoning or a revolution?

With six months under our belts in 2021, many have begun to refer to 2020 as the “lost year.” Twenty-twenty was the year that brought us so much — trauma, a reset, inner peace, anxiety. Essentially, it was a basket case of a year. If you are Black, however, it…


Once again racism rears its ugly head when it comes to Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and their kids

What’s in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to royal babies. After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, announced they were pregnant with a girl during that infamous Oprah interview, speculation began over both the name and the due date.

Earlier this week, royal watchers received…

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