Nijla Mu’min Brings a Radical Portrait of Black Muslim Women to the Big Screen

Nijla Mu’min is very aware of her film’s unique place in the white patriarchal world of Hollywood.

Excavating Trauma and the Healing Power of Haunted-Home Films

Trauma-of-the-home films have the power to demonstrate human resilience in the face of terrible things. Read more »

Pretty Girls Make Graves: How Female Suicide Became a Cultural Obsession

Whether in regard to fictional characters or actual people, the emphasis placed on the female suicide muse entrenches a hyperbolic narrative of failure. Read more »

Dying Indifference: Confronting the Shame of Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

Until a cure is found for Alzheimer’s, African Americans must break the silence in our communities. Read more »