Hard work and ambition are supposed to be the keys to escaping poverty, yet few poor black girls will ever achieve middle-class success.
The Chulita Vinyl Club is a three-year-old multi-city collective centering women of color—and celebrating their culture as an act of resistance.
The poem “Can Santa Be Black?” by B.J. Wrights originally appeared in the December 1984 issue of Ms. In the true spirit of the season—one of hope, not fear; one of togetherness, not division; one of love, not hate—we wanted to republish it.
“I decided to go for it because it defines who I am. I am Black, am lesbian and am a feminist and this is my press.”
A wellness check with police deputies ended with Renee Davis – 23, five months pregnant, and a single mother of three – dead.
Balancing humor with the challenges that the LGBTQ family faces is one of the most satisfying and terrifying challenges I’ve taken up—and I’m committed to it because the LGBTQ community deserves to be seen in games and feel seen when they play them.
“I am drawn to stories about women and it’s important to not apologize for that.”
We need to be vigilant about how unconscious tokenism affects the perception of black women in popular media and beyond.
Every bone in my body tells me that I could have been Korryn Gaines.