My Birth Mother, My Hero

We give a lot of praise to the parents who adopt children—and rightfully so. But we should also throw flowers at the feet of the birth mothers, too.

– Feb 21, 2018

Black Panther & the Dora Milaje: How Fiction Helped A Nigerian American Embrace Her Reality

Caught between two worlds—Nigeria and America—made navigating childhood hard for this writer. But Black Panther's Dora Milaje made the blend feel right.

– Feb 20, 2018

Disrupt Aging: Here’s To Owning—and Valuing—Growing Older.

Instead of speaking about your age as a negative, own it!

– Feb 2, 2018

Black Folks Go Ape Sh!t Over Racist H&M Monkey Ad

Really, H&M? A Black child in a monkey hoodie? For real?

– Jan 9, 2018

Reclaim Your Time: Quick Tips for Managing Time and Stress in the New Year

Managing time and stress in the New Year becomes a little easier with these quick, simple tips for reclaiming your time.

– Jan 2, 2018

Neonatal Negligence & The Evil That Naval Nurses Do

The racist Naval nurses who abused Black newborns just hours after they were born deserve a punishment they can taste.

– Sep 21, 2017

NFL Boycott: Why We Won’t be Yelling “Touchdown” on Sundays

This Black mom's 11-year-old son is embracing the NFL boycott, taking a stand for Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee for him.

– Aug 16, 2017

The Jay-Z 4:44: Can Black Men and Women Finally Have an Honest Talk?

The new Jay-Z "4:44" album has us deep-diving into some serious discussions—and hard truths—about how men and women view relationships and why it's so hard for us to make them work.

– Jul 18, 2017

Blackface In White Spaces: Black Folks Are Gonna Check You, Boo

An Instagram makeup artist thinks dressing up a white model in Blackface is cool. It is not.

– May 30, 2017

The Stories We Tell: ‘The Reunion,’ A New Short Film, Makes Its Writer Embrace Fear

As she works on her new short film, "The Reunion," this writer works through hear fear of failure and embraces the art form.

– Mar 20, 2017
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