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

Kiarre Harris: Homeschooling Arrest Shows Blackness and Bureaucracy Don’t Mix

Kiarre Harris chose to homeschool her children, and lost custody of her babies for her troubles—and her blackness.

– Mar 14, 2017

What’s Beef To Black Girls? The Reality of a Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj Rap Battle

The rap battle between Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj is funny—until we consider that real Black girls die real deaths over such things.

– Mar 2, 2017

Serena Williams In a Thong Is GLORIOUS and Empowering For This Black Woman

Serena Williams in a thong is not a strike against feminism. It's a celebration of the very body society long deemed too big and brown to be beautiful.

– Feb 27, 2017

Our Unsung Mothers Of Modern Gynecology: How White History Shades Black Pain

Anarcha, Betsey, and Lucy, Black women, shed blood at the hands of a sadistic doctor who used their bodies for medical experimentation. They are the martyrs—the mothers of modern gynecology. Say their names.

– Feb 15, 2017

I Don’t Want To Have A Black Son

This Black mom is gripped by fear that having a Black son will someday lead her into picking out a suit for his casket rather than his prom.

– Feb 15, 2017

No, I Wasn’t Angry Or Mean. I Was Just a Black Girl In School

Black girls face the double-whammy of race and gender stereotypes in the classroom, and stereotypes and biases are actively pushing them out of class.

– Feb 14, 2017

This Was The First Time I Realized I Was Black

The first time I realized I was Black was when my Girl Scout Troup leader's daughter called me a nigger and chased me off her street. I was 12.

– Feb 13, 2017
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