Some of Us Are Brave

Unfit for the Altar: Black Women Make Their Own Marital Rules

We are often the providers, protectors, and bosses. This, we are told, is why Black women are half as likely to marry as our white counterparts.

“For the Dick” Is a Challenge to Stop Policing Black Sexuality

You are more likely to hear “these hoes ain’t loyal” preached from the pulpit of a Black church than “these rapists ain’t shit.” Read more »

Radical Black Care Is the Revolution

Black women’s salvation depends on collectively agreeing that we are human, that our care is essential to our freedom. Read more »

In Defense of “Political Correctness”

Over time, words that describe bedrock progressive values are perverted by conservatives and replaced by new demonizing definitions that are adopted by the mainstream and eventually, perhaps unconsciously, by many liberals themselves. Read more »

Conquering Fear and Loathing in Trump’s America

Every day seems to bring a new blow to democracy or another threat to people like me.  Read more »

Lovely Speeches Are Not Radical

In this political environment, we cannot afford to mistake nice liberal speeches for the radicalism needed to fight the dismantling of democracy and human decency. Read more »

The Failure of White Feminism

The triumph of President-elect Donald Trump represents the failure of many things. One of them is white feminism. Read more »

On Donald Trump, Last Straws, and Who Really Matters

“Pussygate” should not have been the straw that broke the camel’s back. The camel should have been on life support years ago. Read more »

Hate Cute, Fat, Black Confidence? Stay Mad.

Gabourey Sidibe won’t give entertainment media the weight-loss story they want, so some grimy, D-list websites are willing to make one up. Read more »

“Auntie” Agony : Black Women Can Hate Ageist Phrases

Because female power is assumed to be beauty, and female beauty is latched tight to youth, our power is believed to fade over time. Read more »

600 Seconds in the Life of a Black American Woman and a Cry for Our Allies

Black people are fed up. But privilege dictates that we will keep dying until white America is fed up, too.  Read more »

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