We Need to Talk About Leslie Jones and Colorism in Our Community<br />

We Need to Talk About Leslie Jones and Colorism in Our Community

by LaSha

A few of weeks ago, a friend tagged me in an article about how Saturday Night Live cast member and comedienne Read More

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Toxic Masculinity Matters

by Esther Armah

“For the serious ones, the real ones, the alpha ones, we know what it’s gonna take….revenue and blood,” so said Gavin Long… Read More

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Justice Deferred: Our Work is Far From Done

by Rep. John Conyers

In 1968, the world watched as America imploded. Our descent into the Vietnam War and the continuing struggles for civil rights drew stark contrasts… Read More

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Melania Trump and the ‘Gimme Culture’

by Michael Harriot

There is an oft-used trope among the right wing section in the Conservative universe that they consistently revert to when they offer up their list… Read More

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Black People Have No Reason to Trust the Police

by AJ Springer

Almost two years ago, the world watched Eric Garner die at the hands of police officers on an endless loop, the consequences of the 24-hour news cycle… Read More

The Lessons Learned When You're Raised by a Black Cop

The Lessons Learned When You're Raised by a Black Cop

by Jamilah Lemieux

As a kid, I sometimes hated hanging out in public with my father because we couldn’t go anywhere without people stopping to greet him. “Hey… Read More

Dallas Tragedy Was Horrific, But the Proper Narratives Should Remain

Dallas Tragedy Was Horrific, But the Proper Narratives Should Remain

by Jamilah Lemieux

We have witnessed massive outcries against police violence in the United States since August 9, 2014: the day unarmed Ferguson teen Michael Brown… Read More

Let's Call Police Killings What They Are: Lynchings

Let's Call Police Killings What They Are: Lynchings

by Madison J. Gray

My grandmother never spoke much about growing up in the South. She would only say she left because “I didn’t like the laws.”… Read More

Female Genital Mutilation: Our Issue, Together

Female Genital Mutilation: Our Issue, Together

by Jaha Dukureh

When I was 15 years old, I was sent from my home country, Gambia, to the Bronx in New York City for an arranged marriage. At the time, I didn’t… Read More

Why the Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Ruling Was a Win for Black Women

Why the Supreme Court Abortion Clinic Ruling Was a Win for Black Women

by Kierra Johnson

It’s no coincidence that, as we stood on the steps of the Supreme Court celebrating the biggest win for abortion access since 1973’s Roe… Read More

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