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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
4 days ago
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
Culture
Culture

Translating the Poetry of Women of Color into Their Mothers' Language

The intergenerational film series "Mother Tongues" is a homage to moms, daughters, and the languages that unite them.
Marta Bausells
7.26.17
politics
politics

State Court Officials Accused of Donning Blackface for 'Prison-Themed' Party

"These are individuals that are inextricably a part of the court system, and they are making a mockery of people who are incarcerated."
Gabby Bess
7.17.17
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

Why We Need to Focus on How Black Women Are Harmed by Police Violence

Two years after Sandra Bland's death, the specific impacts of police brutality on women of color remain understudied and underreported. With her forthcoming book, "Invisible No More," Andrea J. Ritchie is working to change that.
Victoria Law
7.13.17
RACISM
RACISM

People Don't View Black Girls as Children, Even When They're as Young as Five

According to a new study, adults view black girls as less innocent and less needing of protection than their white peers.
Kimberly Lawson
6.28.17
tv
tv

The Racist on 'The Bachelorette' Finally Got Dumped

It finally happened, but the conclusion of the plot line doesn't feel triumphant.
Gabby Bess
6.28.17