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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.