#ThisIsLuv: I am Octavia Y. Lewis: Black, woman, transgender, and loved

#ThisIsLuv:
I AmBlack, Woman, Transgender, and Loved

by Octavia Y. Lewis

Society shows and tells women like me on a daily basis that we are disposable and unworthy of love. So I ask the question: what is… Read More

SLU Protest Protesters Disrupt Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s First Public Appearance

'What Side Are You On'
McCulloch Defends Himself, St. Louis Police

by Katina Parker

The criminal justice system is not “screwed up,” St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch brazenly stated to a packed… Read More

stacey dash

[SHADE BRIGADE]
Stay Clueless, Stacy

by Michael Arceneaux

Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master… Read More

#ThisIsLuv: Making Space for LGBTQI Love

#ThisIsLuv:
Making Space for LGBTQI Love

by Darnell L. Moore

We are not all the same. LGBTQI* and gender non-conforming Black people do not all share the same stories of triumph over adversity.  We… Read More

Once Again, America Has Failed Trayvon Martin

Once Again, America Has Failed Trayvon Martin

by Tory Russell

I am sitting in my car just feet from where Mike Brown was brutality killed and where his memorial still stands. As I watch kids… Read More

#ThisIsLuv:<br />
Out and Loved

#ThisIsLuv:
Out and Loved

by Glennisha Morgan

When I came out to my mother, she was dropping me off at the airport to go visit my first “real” girlfriend, who lived… Read More

#ThisIsLuv:<br />
Mo'Nique Asks 'Will You Choose to Be What You Had No Choice in Being?'<br />

#ThisIsLuv:
Mo'Nique Asks 'Will You Choose to Be What You Had No Choice in Being?'

by Mo’Nique

I can remember the first time I was introduced to the gay community.  I was 16 years old.  It was a group of beautiful… Read More

Zendaya's Faux Locs and Our Real Weed Problem

Zendaya's Faux Locs and Our Real Weed Problem

by Jamilah Lemieux

Zendaya Coleman, the Disney darling turned-almost star of the terrible, no-good, very bad Aaliyah biopic, walked the Oscars… Read More

#ThisIsLuv:<br />
A Portrait of Sisterhood

#ThisIsLuv:
A Portrait of Sisterhood

by #teamEBONY

It was a chilly November day in rural Indiana. I walked down the street with my sister, my heartbeat ringing in my ears… Read More

#ThisIsLuv:<br />
A 'Blackbird' Spreads His Wings

#ThisIsLuv:
A 'Blackbird' Spreads His Wings

by #teamEBONY

The thought of coming out to my loved ones was terrifying, which is why I feel connected to the film Blackbird, and the… Read More

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