Demetria Irwin

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The Dos and Don’ts of Interracial Dating

As one who likes all men of all stripes, the author offers her perspective on dating non-Black men in this revisited May 2014 article

Families of Police Violence Victims Want You to ‘Say Their Names’

The world was introduced to Eric Garner after seeing the image of him falling to…

Annie Turnbo Malone

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Beauty Pioneer Annie Turnbo Malone Opens Doors for Others

The name Madam CJ Walker is synonymous with Black hair care and Black wealth. Walker…

Jamaican 500 Dollar Note bill nanny queen of the maroons

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Queen Nanny of the Maroons — Taking Freedom Back

Although we hear the history of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution of the 1790s,…

Author Zadie Smith: What’s Her Best Work?

Zadie Smith, the U.K.-born best-selling author, has a new novel entitled Swing Time due out…

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Dr. Marie Maynard Daly, a Trailblazer in Medical Research

During the Harlem Renaissance, work by creatives like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Jacob…

Elizabeth Jennings Graham

[UNSUNG SHEROES] Elizabeth Jennings Graham: A 19th Century Rosa Parks

Elizabeth Jennings Graham was simply trying to get to her father’s church where she was…

Harry Potter’s Hermione:Black Magic Woman?

In 2005, when Octavia Butler’s novel Fledgling came out, I gave it to all of my…

Anonymous

After Anonymous Leaks Alleged KKK Names, Group Says More Ahead

Anonymous, the underground “hacktivist” group that has claimed responsibility for numerous high-profile leaks and website…

Turning a Health Crisis Into an Opportunity to Give in Africa

Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo was living in New York — an ocean away from her parents, who…