“I’m not used to your hair being like that. It reminds me of Angela Davis.”

Black women who choose to wear their hair in its natural state have heard it all, from being accused of fighting against whiteness’ subjugation to just following yet another fashion statement. We’ve been reduced to marginalized pets, with people wanting to touch and feel our tresses, and to stereotypes of radical black women trying to […]

White Women Against the Cruelty of Black Men

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ege6tcAFA The video, meant to be satire, above explores the relationship dynamic between black men and women and how white women, whiteness in particular, often view their interracial relationships with black folks as one in which they are saving us colored folk from despair. I can’t help but to give a partial side eye to […]

House GOP memo: abortion is “leading cause of death” in black community

I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. H/T to Mother Jones for making this type of propaganda known to the public. A memo on Monday was circulated by Republican members on the House judiciary committee on Monday before Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks’ Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act’s scheduled markup. The memo seems […]

“Why are you so angry?”

It’s a question many social justice activists get from those who are more than contempt with the way things are. When we are asked this question, it’s never out of genuine interest about the things we are passionate with; the inflection in the inquisitor’s voice is one of befuddlement, agitation, annoyance that you are committed […]

In new documentary, black men shine spotlight onto themselves

httpv://vimeo.com/12010682 Question Bridge is a project that “seeks to represent and redefine black male identity in America,” according to its website. The project has a documentary out in which black men, including men young and old, celebrities, civil rights activists and laymen, turn the tables onto themselves and ask each other pressing questions. The video […]