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The bar for white “allies” is absurdly low and I’m tired of watching them be praised for reaching it

Black people are expected to do the work, caring about everyone else before ourselves, and even when we do, rarely are we commended for it. In fact, we are mostly vilified for saying the things that white "allies" say.

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The Christianity I was taught didn’t align with my values. ‘The Color Purple’ helped me reimagine religion

By Gloria Oladipo Being around family for the various holidays this year has reminded me a lot of... more

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It’s past time to quell the remnants of queerphobia begat by colonialism in Africa

With aggressive homophobia so deeply embedded into our culture, I saw queerness and African-ness as a zero sum game, and through the hostility of The Closet and in my desperation to stand in my truth, I was resigned to acquiesce to being only the former, only being queer.

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What Black Brits want African Americans to know about race and racism in the U.K.

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