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From Blue Ivy to Alicia Keys: Stop Policing Black Women’s Looks

by Kyra Kyles

There is a competition out here in these online streets, but believe me neither side could ever be categorized as a winner. It’s a... Read More

Black Male Masculinity Isn’t Under Attack, Misogynoir Is

Black Male Masculinity Isn’t Under Attack, Misogynoir Is

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Lately, I’ve noticed that many of my e-friends and e-acquaintances have been engaging in a lot of heated discussions about masculinity. I’ve also noticed... Read More

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Turning His Life Into Art, Then Into Business

by S. Tia Brown

Richard Beavers wasn’t a bad guy, but as a kid he made some terrible choices. “I left high school in the 9th grade, and... Read More

[Video] Short Film Honors Philando Castile

[Video] Short Film Honors Philando Castile

by #teamEBONY

On July 6, 2016, 32-year-old Philando Castile was tragically killed by a member of law enforcement in Minnesota. Now, in honor of his memory,... Read More

5 Ways to Manifest the Life That You Desire

5 Ways to Manifest the Life That You Desire

by Kara I. Stevens

A lot of us are walking around with an air of heaviness and hopelessness because we are not living the lives we really want... Read More

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

by Shantell E. Jamison

Andrew Jones may have the biggest, most courageous heart you’ve ever heard of. But due to a life-threatening heart condition, he needs a new... Read More

[App Addict] Jesse Williams’ Ebroji App Has Mad Flava

[App Addict] Jesse Williams’ Ebroji App Has Mad Flava

by Elizabeth Aguirre

Traditional Gif and keyboard apps may be mildly amusing, but Actor and Activist Jesse Williams and his wife, Aryn Drake-Lee, have taken Gif applications... Read More

In the Shadow of the Games, Black Expats Share Their View of Brazil

In the Shadow of the Games, Black Expats Share Their View of Brazil

by AhDream Smith

For the most part, during the 2016 Olympics, we’ve seen Brazil through the eyes of the media without glancing at what its like for... Read More

Kouren Thomas Could Have Been My Baby

Kouren Thomas Could Have Been My Baby

by Laura Miller

“What can I say? He was a good boy. He didn’t bother nobody.”  “He was a good kid, and I don’t have him anymore…there’s... Read More

[App Addict] Confronting Mental Illness

[App Addict] Confronting Mental Illness

by Elizabeth Aguirre

It’s no secret that in the Black community it’s taboo to speak openly about psychological distress. Despite the fact that 16 percent of us... Read More