jamilah lemieux

Beyonce/Chimimanda Adeche/Melissa Harris Perry

Black Feminism Goes Viral [EXCERPT]

When Beyoncé released her ‘surprise’ self-titled album late last year, cameos from artists such as…

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] Black Thighs, White Eyes

If you thought pop music was a space where children can be allowed to roam…

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] Bye, White People, It’s Been Real

I don’t recall any point in my life at which racism wasn’t a clear and…

White People Crazy

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] ‘White People Crazy,’ Record of the Year

By now, I hope you’ve heard rapper Rawcus’ soon-to-be viral hit “White People Crazy.” If…

Renisha McBride

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] Stay Black, Die

What do you do in a world without sanctuary? How do you function when your…

Introducing “SIP+SAVOR”

I often say that writing is what i do, but drinking is who I am.…

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] Scandal and the War at Home

The relationship between Black men and Black women—and it’s many facets, flaws and forms—is fodder…

[DISPATCHES FROM POST-RACIAL AMERICA] Un-Gangster Grills

While cultural diversity can be an amazing, transformative and revolutionary blessing, there are also those…

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] Jonathan Ferrell: Supposed to Die?

Last week, a male friend of mine ran down a list of his enviable accomplishments…

[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] ‘Call Me the N-Word, No Biggie!’

It’s hard to imagine that when Eagles’ wide receiver Riley Cooper returned to camp on…