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Human First: Black Women Athletes Aren’t Your Performance Mules

Discrediting Black women athletes is par for the course in sports.

Sunken Place: “The Other Black Girl” Magnifies the Everyday Horrors of Racism

What’s scarier than a villain who pretends to think like you and looks like you? Read more »

“The Other Black Girl” Verbalizes the Horror of Workplace Racism

Zakiya Dalila Harris puts a contemporary social lens on the horror her book details. Read more »

Let Us Live: What Does Loving Black Women Really Look Like?

What would it be like to celebrate Black women, not just as a performance or a trend? Without using them as a mascot for a movement. Without relying on them to save this country. Read more »

Viral Vultures: The Plight of Black TikTok Creatives

It’s not just about Addison Rae. Read more »

“Libertie” Questions the Nature of Freedom Itself

What does it mean to be free? Read more »

How Do Transracial Adoptees Survive the White Gaze? Just Ask Rebecca Carroll.

Your story is bigger than your adoption. Read more »

Colorism Is the Key Ingredient in the Meghan Markle Debate

In this debate, colorism is key. Read more »

Misogynoir Nearly Killed Meghan Markle

Even the Duchess of Sussex, with skin so light her Blackness is debated on social media, says #MeToo when it comes to misogynoir. Read more »

Stripping Point: Nipplegate Exposed Our Deep Fear of Black Women’s Sexuality

Janet Jackson was punished for 9/16 of one second of nudity, while Justin Timberlake rose from her post–Super Bowl ashes. Read more »

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Target Market: Black Women with Guns: Frontier Feminists or Insurrectionists?

The guns Black women carry are symbols of their abilities to be both frontierwomen and nurturing warrior mothers birthing a new generation of revolutionaries. Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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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 »

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 »