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Poet Fatimah Asghar Speaks About Survival, Language, and Diaspora

Fatimah Asghar’s poetry is brutally beautiful. Her stanzas are heavy with pain yet buoyant with light. Read more »

New Film "Ayanda" Is a Vivid Picture of Youth Culture in South Africa

Ayanda is the lead female character I’ve been waiting for.  Read more »

Seven Female-Centric Fall TV Shows I'm Excited About

Women make up less-than-half of speaking characters on primetime TV. But these shows buck that trend.  Read more »

How White Are the Emmys?

An infographic breaks down the gender and race representation at the Emmys.  Read more »

Issa Rae Points Out A Problem With the TV Industry: It's Very White

Issa Rae, the thirty-year-old writer, director, and star of hit webseries The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, has millions of fans. Two years ago, HBO hired Rae to write a pilot for a show starring her. But since then, the show hasn’t become a reality. Unfortunately,... Read more »

Watch Janet Mock and "Sense 8" Star Jamie Clayton Talk Gender and Sci-Fi

In Sense 8, Jamie Clayton and Freema Agyeman play a couple named Nomi and Amanita. New Netflix show Sense 8 is a thriller about eight strangers whose lives become intertwined. Read more »

Watch Comedian Jessica Williams Discuss the McKinney Police

On The Daily Show last night, comedian Jessica Williams discussed the recent incident where a police officer in McKinney, Texas... Read more »

New Web Series "You're So Talented" Gives Us a Black Female Protagonist to Root For

I don’t often watch television. Outside of watching shows like How to Get Away with Murder, the record-setting Empire, or binging Orange is the New Black, there’s not much TV I’m interested in. I am often drawn to series that center on complex and flawed Black... Read more »

Ava DuVernay at SXSW: "King Was a Badass Who’s Been Homogenized."

“Serving the story” can be an empty Hollywood cliché, but Selma director Ava DuVernay brought the concept alive with passion and insight in her SXSW Film keynote speech. Read more »

Removing Blackness from Media Narratives Removes an Appreciation for Black People

Issa Rae in a clip from her book trailer. I was mesmerized the first time I watched an episode of hit web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black GirlRead more »