Month

November 2017
  I remember it being the tail-end of my sophomore year in college, and I’d fallen in tremendous like with a girl and shot my shot, as they say. I wasn’t exactly sure how it worked: me, a girl, asking another girl if she wanted to go out “like that.” But I did, and I...
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  Carefree Black Girls. It’s the single most Black girl-empowering phrase of the decade. Don’t argue with me. Search the hashtag on Instagram and you’ll see roughly 75,000 beautiful Black women doing yoga, promoting their passion projects, on vacation, hanging with their gal pals and looking incredible while doing it. In light of Jemele Hill’s...
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  “Is that your real hair?” is a question I’ve been asked quite often since returning natural, and it grinds my gears every time. Black women’s hair is like the 9th Wonder of the World. Everyone wants to know its origins. We can never rock our ‘fros, locs, blowouts, and sew-ins in peace. What’s even...
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  It’s been 20 years since writer and actress Kasi Lemons made her directorial debut with the 1997 film “Eve’s Bayou.” Notable icons in Black American television and cinema such as Diahann Carroll, Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield and Debbi Morgan gave thrilling performances in this haunting drama about family, deceit, memory, and fate. A...
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  At 24 years and some odd months old, I feel like I have some things figured out. My bills are on autopay; I know what vegetables I like (mostly); and I know what I want to do for the rest of my life: be a doctor. However, as a 24-year-old, the decision to go...
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