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Film
Film

The Rachel Dolezal Documentary Is a Hollow, Manipulative Spectacle

'The Rachel Divide' paints a sympathetic picture of Dolezal without responsibly engaging with the realities of race in America. It's very clear that this film is not for Black women such as myself.
Zoé Samudzi
4.24.18
Race
Race

100 Ways White People Can Make Life Less Frustrating For People of Color

Just a few suggestions to start with.
Kesiena Boom
4.19.18
gun violence
gun violence

Students Affected by Everyday Gun Violence Call for a More Inclusive Movement

"Where were all these supporters when my friends were getting shot and killed?”
Kimberly Lawson
3.30.18
gun violence
gun violence

'The Media Have Neglected Us': Black Parkland Survivors Speak Out

“I am here today with my classmates because we have been sorely underrepresented and in some cases misrepresented."
Kimberly Lawson
3.29.18
Essays
Essays

Dealing with Everyday Racism as a Black Mom with a White-Passing Son

"I see people flinch with surprise as I nurse my son in public, and I wonder whether they think I’m a hired wet nurse."
Ndéla Faye
3.14.18
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
2.21.18
style
style

The Black Entrepreneurs of the Booming Natural Hair Movement

When women like Gina "The Wig Witch" Knight and Untamed Collection founder Makeba Lindsay spotted a gap in the hair care market, they filled it with afro wigs and extensions.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
11.30.17
Culture
Culture

'There's a Revolution Happening': The Woman Behind the UK's First 'Black Girl Festival'

Art curator and festival co-founder Nicole Crentsil says it's about time young women of color had a space to call their own.
Alice Kantor
11.3.17
crime
crime

White Cop Convicted of Fatally Shooting Teen Daughter's Black Boyfriend

After three mistrials, a jury convicted former Oklahoma police officer Shannon Kepler of manslaughter for the death of 19-year-old Jeremey Lake in 2014.
Gabby Bess
10.19.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

Why We Need to Empower Black Girls to Take Control of Their Own Sex Lives

Girls of color face myriad barriers when it comes to getting information about their sexual health. Laesha Brown, the program coordinator for Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy, is working to change that.
Gabby Bess
10.3.17
politics
politics

GOP Rep Warns Black Woman She'll 'Go Missing' for Confederate Statue Views

"This is Georgia's history. #DealWithIt," Republican state legislator Jason Spencer wrote.
Gabby Bess
8.30.17
politics
politics

60 Protesters Turn Themselves In for Toppling Confederate Monument

After activist Takiya Thompson was arrested for her role in toppling a Confederate statue in Durham, North Carolina, dozens of protesters flocked to the sheriff's office in solidarity to turn themselves in.
Diana Tourjée
8.17.17