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.
As we prepare to enter into a new year and a new presidential administration, we must fight on—but we need your help.
We’ve been rebelling and truth-telling for 44 years, and we don’t plan to stop now. Ms. is more important than ever. That’s why we’re dedicating not only our fall, but our winter issue as well, to the fight ahead for equality and justice.
“The American dream belongs to all of us.”
Stephanie Murphy made history when she defeated 12-term incumbent John Mica in a heated race to represent Florida’s 7th District.
Thoughts from feminist leaders, public figures and activists on the election and where we go from here.
We will never go back, and we will never give up. We will continue to spread the ideas, joys, activities, setbacks and advances of feminists both at home and across the globe.
We want to raise $44,000 for our anniversary—$1,000 for every year we’ve been bringing you insightful, hard-hitting work—and we have to hit our goal TODAY.
For 44 years, Ms. has been challenging the status quo and shaking up the world. Our bold leadership and courageous storytelling can bring about even more significant change for women and girls in the years to come — but we need your help.
You depend on Ms. to bring you the analysis and expert opinion about what’s driving women’s choice of candidates and perspectives on the issues. We depend on our partners and readers to keep Ms. strong.