‘Hidden Figures’ Represents Black Women’s Continued Quest For Dignity and Recognition

I remember the first time I had my intelligence questioned by a peer like it was yesterday; I had just won the regional spelling bee when a classmate, a non-Black person of color, started a rumor that my accomplishments were simply a result of me smoking marijuana.

I was 14, and had never smoked a day in my life.

Chris Rock Has an Intersectional Critique of Jennifer Lawrence’s Feminism

Who doesn’t love Jennifer Lawrence? She’s the modern-day Joan of Arc who calls out Hollywood and its sexist pay structures while still headlining some of the biggest films of the year. Well, Chris Rock, like many people of color doesn’t believe Lawrence is the great light for equality. Rather, he suggests that her focus on pay differences for women misses how race also plays a factor.

Brittney Griner Covers ESPN Magazine; Talks Coming Out, Bullying, and Sexual Identity

Brittney Griner, the 6’8 Phoenix Mercury rookie and the new face of the WNBA, graces the cover of ESPN: The Magazine’s Taboo issue, which will be on newstands in a few days.

In the cover story, Griner talks about coming out, the bullying she experienced, her experience living in a “glass closet” while attending college, and sexual identity:

President Obama Criticized for Calling Kamala Harris ‘Best-Looking’ Attorney General

President Obama is facing criticism for calling California Attorney General Kamala Harris “by far, the best-looking attorney general.”

Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser, Obama called Harris “brilliant,” “dedicated” and “tough.” He then added, “She also happens to be, by far, the best-looking attorney general.”

Many are calling his comments sexist, and inappropriate considering the hurdles women face in being recognized for their talents and accomplishments.

REPORT: Black Gay Youth Face Unique Challenges Coming Out To Families

Black gay youth face a unique set of challenges in coming out to family and friends, according to a recent study.

The report – authored by Michael C. LaSala, director of the Master of Social Work program at Rutgers University School of Social Work – asserts that these young men face rigid and exaggerated conceptions of masculinity, making it more difficult for them to find acceptance or accept themselves.

Furthermore, black gay men face a myriad of intersecting oppressions (i.e. racism, homophobia, sexism), and elicit a particular kind of disdain and worry from within their communities and families.