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by Thea Monyee'

I am a mother of black daughters, mourning with mothers of black sons. Recent murders of Black people have affected my everyday interactions.

by Brittany Dawson


Y’all, I’m tired. I’m growing numb to the series of grisly comments by folks online who bark statements like, “Hey! Black people can’t write about White people. That’s racist!” Or ,“If a Black cop shot a White person, that would be racist too!” (Just to name a couple.)

Jeralean Talley celebrated her 116th birthday in her home of Inkster, Michigan on Saturday, May 23.

by Anna Gibson


A recent Buzzfeed video, “Powerful Hair Makeovers that Transforms People's Lives,” showed seven clients, from a variety of racial backgrounds, participating in a hair transformation that would dramatically change the way they looked. They all wanted the transformation for different reasons. Some felt their hair was a burden. Others wanted a change from hairstyles they’d rocked for years. All of them were dissatisfied and simply wanted something new, feeling it would boost their confidence and change the way they showed up in the world.
 by Shonette Reed


The first African-American First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has taken on the role of one of the top female role models of the 21st century. She is an advocate for poverty awareness, higher education and healthy living.

by Anna Gibson


Black Twitter recently opened up a discussion around sex and sexual identities within the context of the Black Church under the hashtag #BlackChurchSex. Since the initial hashtag, this discussion has been expanded by many online, such as For Harriet’s recent dialogue on Faith and Female Pleasure and Brittney Cooper’s controversial article, “Single, Saved, and Sexing.”


After a four week trial, Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty for the 2012 shooting deaths of Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43. Brelo is white and Williams and Russell were Black.