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Tentacles of Terror: Who’s Afraid of a Big, Black Ursula?

Unlike the “Mammy” stereotype, Ursula isn’t sweet or complacent: She’s unabashedly fraudulent and mischievous.

“Hot Comb” Uplifts Black Women by Their Roots

All Black women haven’t experienced the trauma captured in Hot Comb, but there are still broad strokes that all Black women have either shared in intimate dialogues with our friends and family. Read more »

Backtalk: Recasting a Disney Princess

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the live-action casting for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel in the upcoming film and many racists cried it would be inaccurate to have Black mermaid in this classic story. Why is it so important for viewers to see a... Read more »

TV Has Shifted Our Cultural Perception of Who Has Abortions

While TV shows are still learning how to tell accurate and authentic stories about marginalized people who have abortions, there have been a few examples that have had lasting impact. Read more »

Culinary Poet: For Chef Miranti, Unapologetic Feasting Is a Gift and a Goal

“Our biggest issue in America is the fact that people have a very toxic relationship with food.” Read more »

Ready for Takeoff: Mapping the Black Travel Renaissance

Black travel groups are making travel more accessible and affordable. Read more »

Mother Mayhem: “Ma” Honors Black Women’s Rage

The new horror film gives us a chance to see a Black woman wreak the revenge she deserves. Read more »

There’s No Such Thing as Objective Science

Science intentionally created, and continues to recreate, race. Read more »

The Post-Colonial Politics of “Game of Thrones”

The show’s brutal violence reflects on our current reality, not a fictional past. Read more »

First of Many: Jamia Wilson, Lisa Lucas, and Kima Jones on the Future of What We Read

These pioneers are transforming the future of literary culture for readers and writers of color. Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Target Market: Black women with guns: frontier feminists or insurrectionists?

When I was 6 years old, my mother and I were robbed at gunpoint by two men looking for cash. One of them placed the gun at...

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