by Veronica Maria Brown-Comegys When I was 10 years-old, a white man parked his truck in the alley behind our apartment building. He grabb...

By Ashleigh Shackelford The Carefree Black Girl movement has taken the world by storm over the last two years. We’ve seen selfie tags, gifs...

By Jada Jefferson It’s about 10:15 on a Tuesday night. While the majority of my Facebook timeline is going in on how great the season fina...

By Hilary Christian Funnyman Chris Rock once said in an interview that men dressed in drag is one of the oldest tricks in the book to get...

By Kiesha Bowles My name is Kiesha Bowles. I’m a wife, a mother, a writer, and a creator. I’d also like to call myself an activist althoug...

By Dr. Lexx Brown-James The premier of T.G.I.T. did not disappoint with Shonda Rhimes capturing us yet again with the romance, drama, and ...

By Nneka M. Okona Two years ago I was preparing for the greatest trek to end all treks: a transcontinental move from the Deep South to M...

by Kaila Boulware Slavery was the single greatest atrocity of the African race. It was the premeditated attack, kidnapping and torture o...

by Joséphine Kabambi It's September and Pope Francis has recently arrived in the United States. Between the Secret Service’s Pope bloc...

By J.Q. Hendrickson Black. African-American. Female. Woman. Male. #TeamLightskin. #TeamDarkskin. Mixed. Other.

by Leah C.K. Lewis Irving, TX, teen  Ahmed Mohamed was taken out of school in  handcuffs and suspended for three days after bringing h...

By Briana Perry With the upcoming rally in D.C. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March, Minister Louis Farrakhan has...

By Anna Gibson News anchor Angela Green was recently in the spotlight because of a video she posted on her Facebook page. In it, Green gi...

by Crystal Tennille Irby There she was, Miss America. She was intelligent. She was talented. She was beautiful. And she was Black. In 1983...

by LaVonya Bennett I have always tried to share my perspective of growing up as one of the first black families in my neighborhood, bein...

by Diana Veiga Acclaimed author (and Black woman oracle) Toni Morrison once said that Black women are the original girlfriends. “Black wo...

By Ericka Wilkins At my age, having never been married nor birthed children, it’s easy to dry up into the stereotype of a Mammy or a Sapph...

By Freda Grant In mid-September, a 24-year-old woman and her one-month old-infant along with one other person was shot in an Alabama churc...

By Anna Gibson I think everyone remembered where they were when 9/11 happened. I was in 6th grade in a classroom watching the look on my t...

by Kimberly Denise Williams Before recognizing Grace Jones’ talent, you are first struck by her appearance. The smooth dark skin coupled...

By Altheria Gaston On August 17, 2015, protesters began a hunger strike in response to the closing of the last open-enrollment public hig...

By Gina Torres Nicole Arbour’s unfortunate and unfunny viral video Dear Fat People has angered the Gods of the Interwebs. In the video sh...

By Cinnamon Williams “What does that liberatory sexuality look like? I mean, let me theorize that it may very well be that celibacy is the...

Robin Barkins is HIV positive and living well. That's the message she made sure to communicate to me during our conversation about how ...

By Nayja A. Williams Friend: noun , a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.

by Candace Simpson It is back-to-school season. I have my classes set and all my books are on the way from Amazon. When I tell people that ...

by Leah C.K. Lewis Some time ago, I was pondering this question: Do people of color unknowingly support entertainers who are bigots? We ...

by Jennifer Arnise Carter I still remember feeling him hook the inside of his huge forearm around my neck and pile-drive me to the bed. I ...

by Jessica Sims When someone becomes a parent they are essentially on their own. Society tells us that those maternal instincts kick in au...

By Jaimee A. Swift When I read Ms. Zipporah Gene’s article on how she felt that Black Americans need to stop culturally appropriating Afri...

By Nneka M. Okona Zora Neale Hurston, the foremother of Black women’s literature, so eloquently penned that Black women were “de mule uh d...

By Anna Gibson The number of Black women who die in police custody continues to climb. A video was recently released of 37-year-old Nata...

By Johni Cruse Craig, Ed.D. The ability to obtain a quality education is the great equalizer; a quality education remains the civil rights...

by Moiyattu Banya One evening I struggled to put together my lecture for the following day’s class, and I couldn’t figure out why I was...

By Margo Jefferson for The Cut In her latest book, the Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Margo Jefferson offers a new definition of "Negr...

by June Beshea “Who is Sandra Bland?” was spray painted on the confederate monument, affectionately called ‘Silent Sam’, that watches over ...

By Amma Appiah I am a first generation American from Ghana. I recently visited my parents in Ghana and I decided to vlog (video record) m...

By Jallicia Jolly The recent murders of Black women have finally begun to center discussions on the lives and conditions of Black women in...

By Laina Dawes I learned a very valuable lesson about the power of an image a couple of weeks ago when Twitter handed me my ass on a platt...

by Altheria Gaston On Tuesday night, September 8, 2015, I was among millions of people across the world tuned-in to ESPN to watch the U.S....

by Glenis Redmond I woke one Friday Morning with no idea that a path would lead me to Winston Salem, North Carolina. Even though at the be...

By Torie Weiston-Serdan While the Ferguson's, Baltimore's, Cleveland's, New York's, Charleston's and Houston’s continu...

By Nakia Brown *I am a Black woman in Baltimore, Maryland. When I am using us, we, or our, I am speaking as a member of the greater collec...

by Atima Omara “Well, maybe you shouldn’t be driving long distances by yourself,” said my husband.

By Jaimee A. Swift With our current state of affairs, the mental, emotional and even physical fatigue that is ignited by the onslaught of ...

by Kimberly Foster (@ KimberlyNFoster ) Janelle Monáe is a decidedly political artist . She’s the kind of creative voice we need. Someone...

By Britta Floyd I’m writing this post from Switzerland. Upon arrival, my hotel had champagne waiting for us in the lobby and my crew did a...

By Shannon M. Houston for Salon I’ve never liked the word “revolution.” It brings to mind the act of going around in a circle. Or, as a fr...

By Yovanka Paquete Perdigao I have been quite slow to think and react about the migrant crisis affecting Europe. I am a Black woman living...

By Ashleigh Shackelford In our activism and revolutionary self-reflection, we rarely talk about the growing pains of wanting liberation, ho...

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