Beyonce/Chimimanda Adeche/Melissa Harris Perry

Black Feminism Goes Viral
[EXCERPT]

by Jamilah Lemieux

When Beyoncé released her ‘surprise’ self-titled album late last year, cameos from artists such as Drake, Frank Ocean and her husband, Jay Z, were... Read More

Obamacare Is No Katrina

Obamacare Is No Katrina

by Zerlina Maxwell

Hurricane Katrina is not a metaphor. The devastation of the 2005 storm, and the failed government preparation and response, was a bureaucratic catastrophe that cost... Read More

OBAMACARE IS NOW
(And Here’s What You Need to Know)

OBAMACARE IS NOW
(And Here’s What You Need to Know)

by Zerlina Maxwell

The historic and controversial Obamacare is now in effect. Beginning today, you can go to HealthCare.gov and search through the marketplace for plans—the open enrollment period begins... Read More

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Cyber Bullies

[THE WEEKLY READ]
Dear Cyber Bullies

by Michael Arceneaux

Dear Cyber Bullies: For so long I have loathed how the phrase “bully” became the de facto term to use to describe any mean-spirited... Read More

Street Harassment: Catcalling and Rape Culture

Street Harassment: Catcalling and Rape Culture

by Zerlina Maxwell

This week is the 2nd annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week.  Founded by Holly Kearl, International Anti-Street Harassment week has the goal of bringing awareness... Read More

5 Ways We Can Teach Men Not to Rape

5 Ways We Can Teach Men Not to Rape

by Zerlina Maxwell

I took part in a recent debate on Fox News’ Sean Hannity Show about whether women should just get guns in order to prevent rape. There... Read More

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:
Why Has Black Media Ignored the Sexuality of FAMU Hazing Victim Robert Champion?

"Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”:
Why Has Black Media Ignored the Sexuality of FAMU Hazing Victim Robert Champion?

by Rod McCullom

Pop quiz: Who was James Craig Anderson? If the name sounds vaguely familiar, let’s refresh your memory.  Anderson was the 48-year-old Black man who... Read More