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

EBONY Magazine February 2016

Love Looks Like Me

by Linda Villarosa

For years and years, I never had a serious Black girlfriend. I dated White women and didn’t think it mattered. As a Black lesbian, I… Read More

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[#SayHerName] Men, Please Discuss Janese Talton-Jackson

by Josie Pickens

Zora Neale Hurston’s most celebrated novel… Read More

How Elle Misses the Point of #BlackGirlMagic

How Elle Misses the Point of #BlackGirlMagic

by Josie Pickens

The hashtag and overall sentiment #blackgirlsaremagic was coined by Cashawn Thompson, who gives laughs, love and life on Twitter… Read More

On Charlie Sheen, HIV and White Privilege

On Charlie Sheen, HIV and White Privilege

by Josie Pickens

This week, longtime actor and notorious bad boy Charlie Sheen revealed… Read More

A Woman's Worth: Bill Cosby and Beyond

A Woman's Worth: Bill Cosby and Beyond

by Tamara Winfrey Harris

Recently, Ebony magazine released the Read More

Judge: Maryland Prison Mistreated Transgender Inmate

Judge: Maryland Prison Mistreated Transgender Inmate

by #teamEBONY

A transgender inmate who says she was called "it" and "some kind of animal" by guards who watched her shower has won a legal victory… Read More

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#ShoutYourAbortion Cries Loud

by Josie Pickens

Last week, by a 247-187 vote, the House of Representatives approved a bill that would end federal funding for Planned Parenthood… Read More

Abortion: It Was My Choice, and the Right One for Me

Abortion: It Was My Choice, and the Right One for Me

by #teamEBONY

Once upon a time, I had an abortion. It’s something I can say just as matter-of-factly as “I had eggs for breakfast” and… Read More

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