Sticks and Stones: Dismantling Black-on-Black Verbal Violence

Sticks and Stones: Dismantling Black-on-Black Verbal Violence

by Jazz Keyes

The African-American community has deemed barbershops and beauty shops to be a haven for people of color to convene and have uninhibited dialogue about... Read More

Dear Black Women: Mothers and Daughters Need to Stick Together

Dear Black Women: Mothers and Daughters Need to Stick Together

by Jazz Keyes

I believed that my relationship with my mother was one that was shatterproof. That was until I feel deep and dangerously in lust with the... Read More

Self-Care, Clarity, and Sunshine: On Taking My Own Advice

Self-Care, Clarity, and Sunshine: On Taking My Own Advice

by Alexander Hardy

Though I wrote for and was editor of my high school newspaper, I didn’t start taking writing seriously until I enrolled in a nonfiction... Read More

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Say What You Feel, Brother: Black Men and Understanding Emotions

by Darnell Moore, Jonathan Wall and Kiese Laymon

To Be Free By Darnell Moore My dad was 15 years old when I was born. He was a Black boy bringing up another... Read More

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

Putting His Heart Into It, Despite the Challenges

by Shantell E. Jamison

Andrew Jones may have the biggest, most courageous heart you’ve ever heard of. But due to a life-threatening heart condition, he needs a new... Read More

Why Black Women Need A Tribe

Why Black Women Need A Tribe

by laura-miller

As we live through global and racially challenging times, it is vital that we as people utilize our support systems. We can no longer... Read More

[Black Mental Health Awareness]: Confronting Anxiety

[Black Mental Health Awareness]: Confronting Anxiety

by BestiesMD

July brings Black mental health awareness to the nation’s forefront as we observe National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. Despite the prevalence of mental... Read More

[Black Mental Health Awareness Month] Darryl McDaniels Talks Suicide

[Black Mental Health Awareness Month] Darryl McDaniels Talks Suicide

by Terrence Chappell

Hip-hop didn’t save Darryl “D.M.C.”’ McDaniels’ life; it damn near killed him. On stage, Darryl McDaniels of the hip-hop trailblazing trio Run-DMC, had an energy... Read More

Michaela Angela Davis on Self Love [Exclusive Excerpt]

Michaela Angela Davis on Self Love [Exclusive Excerpt]

by Michaela angela Davis

When my daughter, Elenni, was about 7, she went South for the summer and encountered her first Sunday school lesson. She called me, excited:... Read More

Does America Love Black People? Ebony magazine Kierna Mayo

[EDITOR’S LETTER]
Does America Love Black People?

by Kierna Mayo

Despite my #currentmood, I am still very much in gratitude mode. For a month now, I have been thanking folks for loving up on... Read More