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The Nation’s Moment of Truth: A Sneak Peek into Ms. Spring 2021 Issue

The iconic illustration by artist Miriam Wosk on Ms.’s very first cover in 1972 was a wakeup call to housewives everywhere.

In 2021, we’re putting the onus where it belongs: on the nation, on our government and our policymakers, on our elected officials.

Front and Center: For Tia, Guaranteed Income Provided "A Little Push"

Front and Center: For Tia, Guaranteed Income Provided “A Little Push”

Front and Center is a groundbreaking series which aims to put front and center the voices of Black women who are affected most by the often-abstract policies currently debated at the national level. The series highlights the success of Springboard to Opportunities’ Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, which this year will give $1,000 per month for 12 months to 100 families headed by Black women living in federally subsidized housing.

“I was part of the very first Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, back when it was just 20 moms almost three years ago. Then, talking about giving out money wasn’t this thing it is now, but I had a feeling it would be something bigger even back then. Because helping single moms, helping single women —it’s a great cause and people want to get involved with that.”