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Seattle’s Tina Bell is forgotten no more

Tina Bell. Photos courtesy of Scotty Ledgerwood.

When you think of grunge, do you picture a bunch of long-haired White guys in plaid shirts, singing about teenage angst and self-loathing? Time to expand that viewpoint. Standing above them all should be Tina Bell, a tiny Black woman with an outsized stage presence, and her band, Bam Bam…

Portrait of Dr. Kizzmekia “Kizzy” Shanta Corbett on the left with the words “ZORA CELEBRATES: DR. KIZZMEKIA ‘KIZZY’ SHANTA CORBETT” on the right side.
Portrait of Dr. Kizzmekia “Kizzy” Shanta Corbett on the left with the words “ZORA CELEBRATES: DR. KIZZMEKIA ‘KIZZY’ SHANTA CORBETT” on the right side.
Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a viral immunologist at the National Institutes of Health, in Wheaton, Md., Sept. 25, 2020.
Photo: Timothy Nwachukwu/The New York​ Times/Redux

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD, or Dr. Kizzy as she’s known to her followers, is a viral immunologist and one of the National Institute of Health’s top scientists behind the development of the Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. …

Women’s History Month

‘Never should — in 2021 — a Black woman ever feel uncomfortable going to a store that provides a service or a product that is essential’

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Cleveland-based esthetician and food blogger Mercedes “Dee” Davis created the Black Girls in Trader Joe’s Instagram account last May, just after the pandemic-related shutdown of her beauty shop. Within two days, her following jumped to 10,000. In less than a year, it jumped to 150,000.

Davis launched the brand because…

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