This is the story of a boy and a girl. Nightly, she sat behind her computer in the Midwest typing her poems into the ether and he sat at h...

I've been in an emotional rut for a while now. Some would call this a quarter life crisis, but I'd prefer to call it Valerie's...

Three weeks ago, I declared via Twitter that I am a womanist. It wasn’t the simplest conclusion to arrive at, despite the fact that I atten...

I have been thinking a lot about the representation of black bodies in black films and how that reflects on the black community. As I sta...

My father’s skin is a rich cocoa-brown color, and my mother is fair-skinned with light brown freckles, and natural red highlights in her h...

You treat me like trash, like a gadget.  I am trash. I am a gadget. You used me for what you needed and then you upgraded to something shi...

Little Brother, Have I ever told you how amazing you are? Not in the infantile, often obligatory sense that looms over the head of an ol...

I think by now most of us (due to the power and magic of the internet) have watched the clips of Makode Aj Linde's performance art pie...

As a kid, I often felt voiceless. I didn't grow up in one of those TV drama homes where we discussed our feelings. I've always been...

I don't think there is a day that goes by that the state of black love/relationships is not discussed/debated on my Twitter timeline. T...

For Harriet wouldn't be possible without our crew of dedicated supporters. Thank you all so much for commenting, tweeting, and Facebook...

Here’s the truth: I am not a Nicki Minaj fan. Whatsoever. In fact, I am one of Roman Zolanski’s harshest women critics. I might nod my hea...

One. The evening is beautiful. The air is cool and if I listen closely enough I can hear the leaves rustling even from four floors up. Ev...

I want to trust the police. Actually I need to trust the police. But right now I don't. As a single woman of small stature I know the...

I had never read a Hunger Games book when I went to watch the movie a few weeks ago. I enjoyed the movie, as I do most. There weren’t many...

If you've been following me on twitter for the past month, you probably have had to sit through my tweets lamenting a horrible case of ...

The story of Trayvon Martin has not only outraged many of us, it has also unraveled our hope that racial prejudice in America is ending. T...

The other day, I came across a story about French business titan, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and his new, sexually related charges of " p...

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