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“Laughing barrels” and the defiant spirit of Black laughter
‘Seeking for the Lost’ and the project of finding each other as a misplaced people
We need Restorative Justice in our schools, not more police
Fatphobia means fat people’s bodies—and even our weight loss—are never just our own
Millennials aren’t skipping church, the Black Church is skipping us
How unchoosing inherited religion taught me that the glue is our relationships
Comic: Some Black folks do Witchcraft. Get over it.
Black women face greater scrutiny than white women for being polyamorous
We need to talk about the sexual racism in HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
Medical Ableism is a Cultural and Institutional Issue, not an Individual Problem
Orlando Jones was fired from ‘American Gods’ because Black anger makes white people uncomfortable
Black and in Vietnam, my hair is not a spectacle
Why must Black heroism in fiction be continuously made of our historical injury?
‘Queen & Slim’ and what I (don’t) want from Black love stories
On Dumplings and Death- A Thanksgiving Remembrance
Black women are punished for prioritizing our mental health
How the human trafficking crisis and everyday sexual assault are connected
What Tamar Braxton’s comments about men not wanting sex reveal about compulsory (hetero)sexuality
How one online community has channeled their misogynoir into the “Save Yourself Black Men” movement
Protecting Black children should never mean re-injuring them, owning them, or denying their sexual autonomy
Looking to the Blues as record of Black folks’ loss and longing
These 2 films reveal the powerful ways Black queer women find pleasure despite heteronormative violence
Virginity and hymen myths must be challenged to protect Black teens like Deyjah Harris
Elizabeth Warren has been my Senator since 2013. I don’t recognize the woman on the campaign trail.
The Obamas keep attacking “cancel culture” because they are scared of being held accountable
The debate over whether we can enjoy Kanye West’s music is frustrating, but necessary
How the myth that all Black parents give kids “the talk” about police is used to silence resistance
I wish Black folks could mourn in our own little bubble
My parents’ storybook romance gave me unrealistic expectations for (Black) love in the digital age
Black asexuals are not unicorns, there are more of us than we know
How theology based on a “one true god” cuts Black people off from necessary indigenous practices
Black/POC mixed race folks can reverse the anti-Blackness of mixed race narratives
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