The contributions of Black women to shaping and changing the world for the better are often minimized. At every moment in history, Black wom...

by Veronica Hilbring “Trayvon Martin, I’m never missing my target….” Once again, Rick Ross has found himself in the middle of cont...

by Jolie Doggett of justJOLIE You wake up on a Monday morning. Conduct your daily scroll through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. What do yo...

When I first saw the cover of Pharrell's new album 'G I R L' over a week ago, I immediately noticed the absence of any "gi...

As a black woman, I am constantly fighting to have the many parts of who I am acknowledged. I, like every other Black woman I know, am mult...

by Amber Wright As the first person in my family to graduate from college, obtaining my bachelor’s degree was a major accomplishment. F...

by Manessa Riser I went to a Buddhist Zen Center and I bought a one way ticket; it cost my life.  Quite expensive, yet I had to have it. ...

By Stacey Patton, Ph.D. Trigger Alert! This piece contains dark fantasies of black people (and their allies of other races) dishing out th...

by Lyndsey Ellis Everyone knows February is Black History Month. Many of us understand the occasion calls for recognizing the accomplishm...

by  Kosisochukwu Nnebe A first reaction We had just finished installing my piece when two women walked in. The only other occupants of t...

Jahi McMath was declared brain dead at Children's Hospital in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 12, 2013, three days after she underwent a routi...

by Stacey Patton As we grieve, rage, and try to assess the verdict in the racially-charged Michael Dunn murder case, it is essential for ...

Audre Lorde deemed herself a "black feminist lesbian mother poet." Years before Professor Kimberle Crenshaw coined the term "...

When are we going to take a serious look at the culture of guns in the United States? Another black teen was shot in killed over what sho...

by Julia Jordan-Zachery of Sapphire Unbound I looked at the face of Lucia McBath, Jordan Davis's mother, and I see the legacy of pain...

by Rev. Dominique C. Atchison of  The Mad Preacher I perform with a group that recreates the Ring Shout in a contemporary context. (Shou...

By Stacey Patton, PhD The GOP’s war on the most intimate aspects of women’s lives is undoubtedly real, but it is not being applied witho...

This post is sponsored by Bedsider.org. All opinions are my own. by Kimberly Foster Me and my mother never had "the talk." In ...

by Sharrae Lyon @_aisharae Black History Month has become a month that is used to share history and knowledge of past leaders, intellectu...

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