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Another Black Woman Saves Democracy

Another Black Woman Saves Democracy

This past week, Democrats in the House of Representatives got one step closer to impeaching Donald Trump (finally!). Their win came after a federal appeals court upheld a lower-court ruling that former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a subpoena...
I Want This for All Black Girls

I Want This for All Black Girls

Six years ago, CaShawn Thompson, gifted us with a viral hashtag that would become a mantra for Black women and girls everywhere: #BlackGirlsAreMagic. Thompson began using it for empowerment and to highlight our accomplishments. It has since been seen on t-shirts and...
Can Kamala Make a Comeback?

Can Kamala Make a Comeback?

On Tuesday, October 15, Democratic candidates for president take to the stage in Ohio for another debate. Recent polls have Vice-President Joe Biden in the lead among Democratic voters, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a close second and Sen. Bernie Sanders in third...
Thank You, Tami Sawyer.

Thank You, Tami Sawyer.

My grandmother used to always say, “I would never go to LA… Lower Alabama.” It was this refrain, along with the old, grainy, black-and-white footage of the civil rights movement that I obsessively watched as a middle schooler, which made me write off the American...
Our Girls Won’t Be Dress Coded

Our Girls Won’t Be Dress Coded

Photo of Fatimah and Nasirah Fair courtesy of Tyrone Turner / WAMU. Being a Black girl in America isn’t easy. Navigating the changes of adolescence is difficult even under the best of circumstances. Add that to the intersection of racism and sexism and it means that...