Month

December 2017
In a song he hasn’t released yet, Pyinfamous references the super woke. I mean, I know y’all mean well, but we know meaning well is what paves the road to hell, right? Don’t. Well, make sure you know what you’re talking about before you start talking. Don’t be like me and defend Charlie Rose before...
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Editor’s note: One of the best things about hosting an online platform dedicated to the black girl voice is hearing their voices. When we heard about the adventure Leilani and Gloria Malone were taking around the world, we wanted to travel the globe with Leilani, the self-described Dominican, Mexican girl who loves all things anime,...
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I was 8- or 9-years-old the first time my family and I celebrated Kwanzaa. I vividly remember reading about the holiday in my elementary school’s library and asking my parents if we could start a tradition of celebrating it. I thought it so was interesting that a Black American had created a holiday that could...
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There are sacred Christmas songs and maybe a couple you’ve never heard before, ones that slap,  Kwanzaa-inspired jams and a party song or two. These chanteuses will get you through the next several days, whether you’re hosting dinner, a cocktail party, or need a soundtrack while you’re chilling by yourself and reading a book. Merry...
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About a year ago, I wrote a quick reflection about self-care. I’m going to share it again but want to share what prompted it. A dear friend sent me the screenshot of author/professor Roxane Gay’s tweet and a response by her author/professor peer, Melissa Harris-Perry about self-care. Gay writes: “Today I was told ‘you excel...
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Are you a last minute shopper? Bad at gifting? Simply stumped? Draw some inspiration from this list of really nifty gifts, all reasonably priced under $50. Resist Stamped Necklaces Gift this stylish trinket of resisterhood, available in both gold and silver.   90’s Themed ‘All Black’ T-shirt For the 90’s baby in your life, this...
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Let me get some important identifiers out of the way: I am a Black, woman educator who makes no qualms about the importance of the education of Black children. I do not apologize or make excuses for my Blackness and the way it shows up as I work alongside white teachers in an educational system...
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We were inspired. Local DJ, Young Venom, curated a playlist for the Mississippi Museum of Art, and we decided, “Why not curate one for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s opening, even though they didn’t ask?!” So we did. We have. And we’re sharing it. Here’s to #blackgirljoy that even 45 can’t dampen. There’s been so much...
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Despite being a voracious reader, I admit I don’t often read poetry. This is partially due to feelings of slight intimidation. I have often found myself utterly befuddled attempting to read poetry, certain the meanings behind the poems have gone over my head. So I was worried I wouldn’t be able to enjoy sociologist and...
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The only thing I remember about Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” is the opening line: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” I know there’s more poetic prose that comes afterward, but I have no use for it, particularly now. There is no more fitting way to describe...
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