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Girl on a Mission

Actress/Singer/Activist Malynda Hale On A Mission To Make More Black Voices Heard

Actress/Singer/Activist Malynda Hale On A Mission To Make More Black Voices Heard

America, it’s time we had a talk. A REAL honest, uncomfortable, lay-it-all-out-on-the-table kinda talk. There are many people leading the way on important conversations regarding topics that are being unearthed […]

Creativity

All-Black Femme Creative Team Giving A Modern Take On Shakespeare’s OTHELLO

All-Black Femme Creative Team Giving A Modern Take On Shakespeare’s OTHELLO

Between April 8 -17, 2021, the Women’s Theatre Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, is putting on a virtual performance of Shakespeare’s iconic Othello play, but with a unique and modern […]

Contributors

Gone Black Girls: Finding the Forgotten, Telling Their Stories

Gone Black Girls: Finding the Forgotten, Telling Their Stories

By Pamela Harris When I was five years old, I woke up to an empty apartment. I ran to my parents’ room, ready to jump into bed with them — […]

Contributors

Former Correspondent Offers An In-Depth Look At China In New Memoir Where Personal Meets Political

Former Correspondent Offers An In-Depth Look At China In New Memoir Where Personal Meets Political

By Dori Jones Yang When I was in my twenties, I avoided dating any guy I thought might prevent me from achieving my big ambition: to become a foreign correspondent […]

Entertainment

Why You Should Read “Swirl Girl, The Coming Of Race In The USA”, By TaRessa Stovall

Why You Should Read “Swirl Girl, The Coming Of Race In The USA”, By TaRessa Stovall

By Nancy Burke “Swirl Girl, the Coming of Race in the USA” by TaRessa Stovall is your first step in learning what it is like to walk through the world […]

Creativity

Fmr Roe v. Wade Reporter & Psychologist Releases New Novel Covering Abortion, Race & Child Abandonment In The 1960s.

Fmr Roe v. Wade Reporter & Psychologist Releases New Novel Covering Abortion, Race & Child Abandonment In The 1960s.

The following is an excerpt from author, award-winning journalist and psychologist Jean K. Carney’s ‘Blackbird Blues’ (October 1, Bedazzled Ink Publishing). Following the death of her teacher and mentor Sister […]

Entertainment

Leaving Silence Behind: How I Overcame Stigma From Racism & AIDS By Telling My Story

Leaving Silence Behind: How I Overcame Stigma From Racism & AIDS By Telling My Story

By Elena Schwolsky I shifted nervously in my metal folding chair. The harsh fluorescent lights of the church basement magnified my discomfort. I was attending my first meeting of a […]

Working Women

Six Ways To Tactfully Educate Your Coworkers About Racism

Six Ways To Tactfully Educate Your Coworkers About Racism

By Samaria Johnson for Fairygodboss Unless you work at the American Civil Liberties Union, you probably don’t expect to engage in racially-based discussions at your place of employment. However, these […]

Working Women

4 Ways I’ve Learned To Overcome Imposter Syndrome As A Woman Of Color

4 Ways I’ve Learned To Overcome Imposter Syndrome As A Woman Of Color

By Kaitlyn Borysiewicz for Fairygodboss I remember walking into my first job straight out of college, wondering if my hair was combed down enough or if the comments I interjected […]

Politics

Denmark’s New Feministisk Initiativ Political Party Is All About Intersectionality & Dismantling Racism

Denmark’s New Feministisk Initiativ Political Party Is All About Intersectionality & Dismantling Racism

Denmark has a new political party, and it is all about intersectional feminism and destroying racism. The Feministisk Initiativ is an off-shoot of the Feminist Initiative parties that have already […]

Celebrities

Actress Amandla Stenberg On Using Social Media As A Tool For Her Activism

Actress Amandla Stenberg On Using Social Media As A Tool For Her Activism

By now you are probably already familiar with actress Amandla Stenberg for her role as the ill-fated Rue in ‘The Hunger Games’. Many social media users are also a fan […]

Fashion & Beauty

Burberry’s 1st Indian Model Neelam Gill Talks Racism, Fashion & Being Paid More Than Men

Burberry’s 1st Indian Model Neelam Gill Talks Racism, Fashion & Being Paid More Than Men

Back in early 2014 we shared the news that luxury fashion brand Burberry, established in 1856, finally hired an Indian woman for their Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. Yep, it took 158 […]

Sports

Serena Williams, World’s Greatest Athlete, On Racism, Body Image & God

Serena Williams, World’s Greatest Athlete, On Racism, Body Image & God

Yep, we’ve unapologetically called it. Serena Williams is the world’s greatest athlete. Normally when people conjure up names to fit that prestigious description, they say men such as Michael Schumacher, […]

Fashion & Beauty

Fashion Activist Bethann Hardison Talks About Revolutionizing The Industry For Women Of Color

Fashion Activist Bethann Hardison Talks About Revolutionizing The Industry For Women Of Color

In the fall of 2013, three supermodels formed a coalition to force all major fashion week organizers around the world to include more women of color. That coalition was formed […]

Interviews

Plus-Size African-American Model & Author Erica Collins On Racism, Beauty & Stereotypes

Plus-Size African-American Model & Author Erica Collins On Racism, Beauty & Stereotypes

When you look at the three biggest trending topics in news right now, three recurring these will pop up: racism, stereotypes and beauty. The riots, protests and unrest in Baltimore […]