by Jaimee Swift You know, the f-word has never really appealed to me. And by the f-word, I mean feminism .  And whether it is femini...

by Clarissa Banor For a long time I was content to say that I reside in the middle. The "middle" is what I call that unique mid...

by Vanessa Hazzard I thought I was well. It’s been over a year since I stopped cutting and almost two years since I’ve been released from...

by Kimberly Foster @ KimberlyNFoster I’ve spent much of my life searching for safety. Like so many other Black kids, I was robbed of a ca...

by Ah-Keisha McCants I sat in my idling car at a rest stop. It was around 11:40pm. My husband, four kids and I had just had a day to rem...

by Sylvia Arthur “Political language […] is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of soli...

by A.K. Staggers Brown University students have issued a collective apology to Malia Obama for their lack of “chill” and immaturity when ...

by Venessa M. Perry Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life - JK Rowlings It was a relatively sunny, warm aut...

by Terrence McCoy for The Washington Post The most famous mom in Baltimore is uneasy. It is noon on a Wednesday, and she is six hours int...

by Farah Tanis, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Black Women’s Blueprint. “The midnight sky and the silent stars have been the witness ...

by Lynn Yaeger “I feel that I have the right to have just as much as a man. There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights,...

by Aya de Leon In an era where we in the US fight for the idea that Black Lives Matter, to be black and female, African and a sex worker...

by Eva Parker Today I commit to telling my story. I can no longer suffer in silence like so many of my brothers and sisters do every day. ...

By Aonya Kendrick Barnett It’s not a shocker to hear that white students are two times as likely to be labeled ‘gifted’ or  ‘intelligent’...

by Ashleigh Shackelford In organizing spaces and in social situations (sometimes they overlap), I’m constantly running into the same issue...

by Candace Simpson “Quit scraping and fawning over mere humans, so full of themselves, so full of hot air! Can’t you see there’s nothing t...

Before using MELD , Jade had been navigating a barren dating scene in Kentucky. When a former college classmate suggested she download ME...

by Danielle Stevens After Tuesday night’s 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate, many Bernie Sanders supporters have been valorizin...

by Ashleigh Shackelford In the words of the Trans Women of Color Collective National Director, Lourdes Ashley Hunter, “Every breath a Bla...

by Keisha F. In 7th grade, I pleaded with my mother to let me change my name to one less “black.” I didn’t use those words exactly, but I’...

by LaSha I remember when the Blind Side first came out. Everyone was raving about what a great film it was. When I finally watched the f...

by Danielle Holliday We live in a world where individualism or the “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” mentality is strongly encouraged. ...

By Nneka M. Okona I’m a fan of Karrueche Tran. No really, I am. While most people resort to bashing her, calling her stupid and silly, I s...

By Veronica Agard In a dynamic time of #BlackLivesMatter, the conversations around the violence inflicted upon Black bodies have been beco...

By Bee Quammie As a married woman, almost nothing makes my skin crawl like hearing someone speak on “how to be a wife.” Through the succes...

by Sharisse Tracey When white actresses like Kate Winslet, Melanie Griffith and supermodel Christie Brinkley have a trio of kids with th...

By Kristina Patrice This is my first time taking college courses in a quarter format. Sixteen weeks’ worth of material, in a 7.5-week time...

The rejection of respectability is central to the organizing of the Black Lives Matter movement. References to "respectability politic...

By Rev. Simone Oliver I recently read somewhere that the business of faith is a “messy business” and, as quiet as it is kept, indeed it is...

By Jaimee A. Swift Uh-oh. One of your white faves done effed up as white feminism strikes again.

By Saaraa Bailey Many viewers of The Cosby Show fell in love with young Olivia, played by a pint-size Raven-Symonè. Fans often reminisce ...

By Brittany Mostiller-Keith When I discovered I was pregnant, time stopped. In 2007, I was a mother of three small children, and the young...

by Dee Rene “When did things get this bad?” Opening the door to my apartment after a stint in the hospital from a mental breakdown was s...

by Ariana Brown I entered the white world of collegiate education as a first generation college student, a working class AfroLatina. Imm...

At some point, any straight Black woman who desires marriage is confronted with the supposed statistics that indicate that she is destined ...

By C. Imani Williams Air Media.org is hosting a Full Spectrum National Storytelling Intensive in Brooklyn, New York, from Dec. 14-18. The...

By Marisa Franco Feminism has been a stained word, made into an archetype of angry women who shame and emasculate men, which is why many o...

By Moiyattu Banya Michelle Obama’s recent remarks at an appearance at the Apollo Theater emphasized the importance of educational opportun...

By Altheria Gaston CNN Money recently featured the story of Safiyyah Cotton to shed light on the economic strain experienced by individua...

By Gina Torres Pleasant Grove, Utah, teen Caycee Cunningham was on a journey of self-discovery. After studying in Guatemala, she found rel...

By Jaimee Swift Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama generated media attention with her appearance at the Apollo Theater as part of the L...

By Taylor Janay Manigoult I was once dumped by a cisgender man who, at the culmination of our relationship, sent me a text saying, “I stil...

By Anna Nti-Asare In 2013, The Sentencing Project , a group aimed at exposing the horrendous facts behind mass incarceration in the U.S., ...

By Makayla Posley We rode down Springfield Avenue, in Newark, New Jersey, in a hooptie reeking of boys, weed and boredom. After the third ...

By Layna Jade Last month, I went to the wedding of one of my oldest friends. Well, technically I was in the wedding as one of her lovely b...

By Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts I could tell she felt awkward. Concern was written all over her face. Her pale skin had turned slightly pink....

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