Without a Name, Feminism Shaped My Life

Without a Name, Feminism Shaped My Life

by Mark Anthony Neal

Frankly, when posed with questions about how I came to Black Feminism, I am often at a loss for a response. While I can easily recall a genealogy… Read More

What ‘Lemonade’ Says About Black Women’s Ability to Thrive<br />

What ‘Lemonade’ Says About Black Women’s Ability to Thrive

by Lynn Brown

It seems like everyone watched the release of Beyoncé’s Lemonade… Read More

Seeking Affirmation as a “Good Black Man” is a Bad Idea

Seeking Affirmation as a “Good Black Man” is a Bad Idea

by Mychal Denzel Smith

The most important thing Black men have to do to begin engaging with feminism, as theory and praxis, is to disavow ourselves of the notion that… Read More

How to Love a Man Who Didn’t Love Your Mama

How to Love a Man Who Didn’t Love Your Mama

by Kiese Laymon

I never believed a word you said because you hit my mama. I started this letter to you at 19 years old on a Greyhound bus headed to Jackson from… Read More

Feminism That Fortifies: A Transmasculine Journey

Feminism That Fortifies: A Transmasculine Journey

by Tiq Milan

There was no clear moment when I became a feminist. I grew up in a family where the women took care or everyone and everything without complaint… Read More

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Why More Black Men Must Be Feminists

by Wade A. Davis, II

The first time I read Melissa Harris Perry’s book Sister Citizen, I realized I knew even less than I imagined about what it means to… Read More

Omarosa, Who Are You Calling a Queen?

Omarosa, Who Are You Calling a Queen?

by Michael Arceneaux

Based on past comments he’s made about race, racism, and Read More

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Man, Listen: RyanCoogler, Michael B. Jordan and “Looking Gay”

by Michael Arceneaux

I wasn’t the least bit surprised to see the recent orgy of idiocy and overreaction that was the response to a recent picture Read More

Does Rape Culture Have an Opposite?

Does Rape Culture Have an Opposite?

by Josie Pickens

I teach at an HBCU. Doing so is equal parts education, activism and glee. While most of us only get to experience youthful Black… Read More

EBONY Magazine February 2016

Unbreakable: Love Pushing Through the Challenges

by Gee Session-Smalls

In the game of love, being Black and gay means being dealt two automatic strikes before you even step up to the plate. Learning to love is… Read More

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