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'Fast Car' and the Living Histories of Working Class Black Women

Tracy Chapman's most famous song has a singular point of view, that of a Black woman filled with regret and a sense of longing for a life not lived.
Britt Julious
an hour ago
Books
Books

The Nonbinary Author Centering African Narratives Erased by Colonialism

In her hotly anticipated debut "Freshwater," author Akwaeke Emezi uses the ogbanje—an Igbo spirit—to explore metaphysical identity and resist the binary split between spirit and body.
Marta Bausells
2 hours ago
astro guide
astro guide

Daily Horoscope: February 21, 2018

The Moon is in Taurus today.
Annabel Gat
12 hours ago
Op-Ed
Op-Ed

We Can't Fight Rape Culture Without Fighting Mass Incarceration

Incarcerated people are the population most at risk of sexual violence — but their concerns are largely missing from our current cultural moment of reckoning.
Aviva Stahl
a day ago
film
film

Why Seeing Yourself Represented on Screen Is So Important

"Black Panther" has been hailed as a model success story for depicting diversity on screen. According to past research, the representation of minority groups in mass media has a powerful educational impact on audiences.
Kimberly Lawson
19 hours ago
black history
black history

The Woman Who Helped Birth a Black Artistic Renaissance in Chicago

In the 1940s, Margaret Taylor Burroughs bolstered the careers of some of Chicago's most iconic artists by holding culture salons in her barn and later starting an African American museum in her home.
Adrienne Samuels Gibbs
a day ago
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter

Co-Founder Alicia Garza Shares Future Plans for Black Lives Matter

The organizer, writer, and speaker tells Broadly what she learned growing a hashtag into an international activist movement, and her hopes for the future—including launching the first Black census.
Linda Yang
a day ago
crime
crime

The Tour That Celebrates the Lives—Not Deaths—of Jack the Ripper's Victims

"We wanted to remind people these are women, these are human beings, they have their own realities.”
Sophie Wilkinson
a day ago
Photos
Photos

Inside Dollypalooza, the Epic Dolly Parton Fan Festival

Celebrate President's Day with our real president, Dolly Parton.
Clara Hernanz
2 days ago
gun violence
gun violence

'Inspiring and Heartbreaking': The Rise of Support Groups for Shooting Survivors

In recent years, a number of networks for shooting survivors have popped up across the country to provide support for other survivors and call for an end to gun violence.
Kimberly Lawson
2 days ago
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Irish Expats Flying Home to Vote Against Ireland's Abortion Ban

“I am traveling home to vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment on behalf of all the women and girls in Ireland who do not have a choice about what happens to their bodies.”
Zing Tsjeng
2.16.18
protest
protest

How Feminist Activists Sisters Uncut Invaded the 2018 BAFTAs Red Carpet

We speak to one of the demonstrators who stormed the awards ceremony to protest UK prime minister Theresa May and her proposed government bill on domestic violence.
Sirin Kale
2 days ago
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