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Knock It Down:: Journalism's Barrier-Breaking Leaders of Color on the Past, Present, and Future of the Whitewashed Industry

Maria Hinojosa, Kevin Merida, and Lauren Williams talk about the future of journalism and the recent changes they’ve seen in newsroom diversity.

Watch the Crown: What's Next for the Natural Hair Movement

St. Clair Detrick-Jules writes about the importance of celebrating and representing Black hair in media.  Read more »

Maya Cade Reframes the Legacy of Black Cinema

Rosa Cartagena interviews Maya Cade about her work on the Black Film Archive, as well as movie recommendations from the collection. Read more »

TikTok’s “Hoochie God” Is Not Afraid to Say What Needs to Be Said

Nia Jones, who is better known as Hoochie God, is using her platform to offer a safe space to Black women both online and in real life. Read more »

Another Appalachia: Neema Avashia Confronts Growing Up Indian and Queer in West Virginia

We talked to “Another Appalachia” author Neema Avashia about anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, coping with loss, and how people are more than the politics of their communities. Read more »

In “High-Risk Homosexual,” Living Authentically Is Bittersweet

High-Risk Homosexual pulls apart the neat narratives we often see about what it means to come out—and to pursue your creative dreams.  Read more »

Whitewashed History: The “Loud” Podcast Amplifies Reggaeton’s Overlooked Black Roots

Ivy Queen’s insightful podcast “Loud” examines reggaeton’s past, present, and future. Read more »

Refresh and Rebuild: Plotting the Future of New York’s Most Conservative Borough

“We get a bad narrative that it’s Trumpville, that it’s racist,” Jasmine Robinson, who moved to Staten Island from the Bronx when she was 17, tells Bitch. “That’s not all of Staten Island.”  Read more »

Feminist-ish: The “Cool” Asian Hair Streak Trope

In its most egregious examples, the “cool” Asian hair streak trope is used to camouflage underwritten characters who lack personality.  Read more »

In Living Color: Audio Description Looks Past People of Color

The exclusion of racial identification from AD continues to limit accessibility for blind people. Read more »

Let Freedom Reign: A Roundtable About Disabled Black Girl Magic

Disabled Black girlhood is sacred. Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »