How one test enforces unfair academic gatekeeping

GRE scores are sometimes used to unfairly limit academic attainment. Image: A brown-skinned woman sits at a computer and takes a test alongside others of varying races, Getty Images


It Has to Be Said

Mo’Nique’s ‘auntie’ comments prop up supremacist standards

Remember Little House on the Prairie and the bonnets the White women wore? Historic head coverings weren’t a problem for real or fictional White women. Why are they a problem for Black women? Image: Getty.


‘Optic leadership’ — or tokenism — is not a win for anyone

A Black woman leading a board meeting. Image: Getty Creative


A stamp, a coin, and a $20 bill are nice but still aren’t enough

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As a Black woman therapist and an anti-racist community advocate, I hear a lot. I’d like to acknowledge the sheer will and tenacity in the women I see.


The tension between manifestation and some Black Christians is real, but it shouldn’t be.

A woman throws money in the air. / Getty Images


Ethel’s Club Founder Naj Austin delivers critical tips and reminders


Were we all sold a bill of goods when it comes to ‘working hard’?

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