by Candice Iloh About six weeks ago, Franchesca Ramsey appeared on a Yahoo! News focusing on #BlackLivesMatter and racialized police brut...

by Wisdom Baty I believe art has a universal language of engagement, transformation, and education. I've come to realize through teac...

by Itohen Ihaza Last week, President Obama gave a powerful State of the Union address, with a strong populist message addressing diverse i...

by Kinsey Clarke I remember feeling it: that sense of dread when family functions were rapidly approaching and I knew I would have to co...

by Ariel C. Williams As with many complicated matters within our community, discussions around sex are often seen as taboo, waffled or a...

by Altheria Gaston Just this morning, I saw the story again, this time with the headline, “Woman turns 40, marries herself.” The story...

by Eboni Rafus I’ve been a writer since I was in elementary school. My grandmother’s suicide a month before my 9th birthday left my mot...

by C. Imani Williams I've acquired quite the portfolio of memories from years of dating, as well as three marriages. The lesson...

Ty Underwood, a 24-year-old transgender woman, was the victim of a suspected hate crime shooting that took place in North Tyler, Texas on ...

by Kesiena Boom  How many times have you gotten into a discussion with a white feminist that has made you wanna tear your hair out? How ...

by Anna Gibson Being a black woman in a management or leadership position can be challenging. Black women are often subject to discr...

by Brittany Dawson A White peer complained that despite being in a course centered on exploring 19th century literature, we should avoid...

Queens, NY resident Jonathan Walker was moved by rage and jealousy in the brutal attack against his common-law wife Shantai Hale, their dau...

For Harriet is nearly five years old, and I've learned there are a few topics that are sure to spark contentious debate. Colorism is one...

by Raisa Habersham The second opening scene of Selma is a poignant one. We’re introduced to four little girls, walking down the stai...

Marissa Alexander, a woman whose case helped bring national attention to Florida's stand your ground and minimum sentencing laws, was a...

by Moiyattu Banya A few days ago, while lecturing to a class of 36 students on the impact of female revolutionaries of color throughout ...

by Dalila Thomas It’s pretty safe to say that a majority of people at some point in their lives will want to be in a successful, lon...

by C. Imani Williams New mothers often spend countless hours shopping for and outfitting children. Online, at the mall, in specialty sho...

According to her husband Mike, Lisa Swinton McLaughlin wanted to have kids for more than 30 years.

by Je Tuan Lavyonne I cringe when I think of my teenage years; I’m not one of those people that wishes I could go back and do it all aga...

by Aisha N. Davis, Esq. When it comes to “fixing” the problems facing Black people in America, scholars, activists, and politicians have...

by Kamaya Thompson I have the best friends anyone could ask for. We live in different states, but talk everyday like we live under the ...

by Gogo Thule I have to admit that I have mastered the art of staying in bed as long as humanly possible before suddenly jumping up, an...

by Stefani Cox “I could never go out with someone really dark, you know, like Africa black,” said one African American guy to me on a tr...

by Kamiiya Williams I was in college when Lil Wayne’s song “Every Girl” first came out. I admit, it was one of my favorite songs to play ...

by Bee Quammie Feeling understood is a luxury these days, and I guess a portion of that is my fault. Each time I get a text message as...

by Saaraa Bailey White. Male. Middle-Aged. Despite the year being 2015, this remains the prototype of professorship at most colleges a...

by Kesiena Boom There is a silence within Black feminism, an empty chasm, surrounding the issue of pornography. There are reams of liter...

by W.J. Hall As a black woman, I was once ambivalent about abortion; often silent and never expressing any true feelings or opinions...

by Makeda Vaughn It’s mid-January and everyone who made promises to stay healthy and fit for the New Year is holding on for dear life t...

by Candace Simpson Last semester was intense. It was my first semester in seminary. It was also the peak of direct action protests in ...

by Tracey Michae’l I remember when I first encountered the side-eye. I was probably about six or seven and watching a "conversation...

by Kwanzaa Imani When the Annie remake was announced in 2011—back when Willow Smith was set to star and no one knew much of anything el...

A Baltimore judge dismissed all charges against a man tried twice for killing Phylicia Barnes. Baltimore Circuit Judge John Addison Howar...

by Priscilla Ward for Salon I met my new roommates on Craigslist. Two white, one Chinese. Together we represented Portland, Florida, Chi...

by C. Imani Williams This January marks my fifth year of celibacy, something that I never considered, until I finally accepted the fact ...

by Associated Press A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player likely inhaled chewing gum into her lungs while as...

by C. Imani Williams People differ in their beliefs on the appropriate age to talk to kids about sex and sexuality. It often depends on ...

by Felice León Within the past few weeks, the world has witnessed acts of terrorism that were truly atrocities to the modern world. We ...

by Nneka M. Okona Last night, I tuned into the much anticipated Light Girls documentary on OWN, which intended to be a follow-up to 2011...

by Stephanie Renee Payne "When you know your name, you should hang on to it, for unless it is noted down and remembered, it will di...

by Michelle Y. Talbert Today, as we reflect upon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and ultimate sacrifice in his quest for equa...

by Eboni Rafus My father was a good man. As the eldest of five children, he stayed behind and cared for his alcoholic father after hi...

by Jolie Doggett How exactly are you supposed to celebrate Martin Luther King Day? Nine years ago, I went to a ratchet, all-night paja...

by Brittany Dawson Atlanta, Georgia couple Kordale and Kaleb Lewis posted a photo of them doing their daughter’s hair on Instagram last...

by Moiyattu Banya When I travel on international flights, one of my favorite things to do is to sample new artists on the in-flight radi...

by Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn “It’s a kinky conversation,” says Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry of All About Sex , the late night series she ...

by Kinsey Clarke The terrorist attacks that hit Paris last week—first at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and then later supermarke...

by Neisha Washington On Tuesday’s episode of talk show The Real, Tamar Braxton revealed that she had been in a physically and emotionall...

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