Akiba Solomon

EBONY.com, Contributing Writer

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EBONY Magazine February 2016

Forever, Forever, Ever — Romance Over Decades

One morning in the recent past I called my mother to discuss a trifling friend…

In Defense of Lupe Fiasco’s “B*tch Bad”—and Inspiration

Although he’s best known for his romantic duets with Roberta Flack, I would argue that…

Tolerance is the New Black (?)Surprising Champions of Same-Sex Marriage

Between the Black conservative preachers who organize against equal rights, otherwise respectable African-American pundits who…

SHE AIN’T PLAYIN’:The Notable, Quotable Rep. Gwen Moore

Throughout the GOP-led assault on women’s reproductive health rights, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) has served…

CeCe McDonald:Attacked for Her Identity, Incarcerated for Surviving

Imagine that you’re taking a late-night walk to the grocery store. As you’re passing a…

Strong, Silent—and Depressed?Is Acting Like “a Man” Bringing Brothers Down?

Nestled among depressing updates about the Trayvon Martin atrocity and the lesser-known racialized police slayings…

[OPINION]An Open Letter to Joe Oliver

Dear Brother Oliver: I am writing to ask you—respectfully—to wrap up your George Zimmerman Defense…

SERIOUSLY FUNNY:State Rep. Yasmin Neal is Playing Games to Protect Women’s Rights

Aren’t you sick of anti-vagina Republicans who attack Black women’s reproductive choices, gut programs that…

A Case for Brothers with Beards

There’s a lot to be angry about in this world. This week alone we’ve learned…

[OPINION] Why Don’t We Just Ignore Chris Brown and Rihanna?

Until I saw a rerun of the Tammi Terrell Unsung episode, I had no idea…