We are certainly entering a new era when Beyoncé, our most celebrated Black pop star, can access a dominant worldwide corporation like Disney—responsible for some of the most troubling anti-Black representations for nearly a century—and utilize its platform to correct our image and offer us a grand, divine mirror to see ourselves anew. “Black is King” is Oshun’s mirror by way of Beyoncé’s artistic vision.
Ryan Pascal, 18, has an ambitious goal of registering 100,000 voters, ages 18-29, by November.
Her voter registration work has one main goal: support Black and brown Americans whose votes are being suppressed.
On Monday, a judge denied a motion to release Grace, a 15-year old Black girl who has been held in custody since May for not completing her schoolwork. The Michigan teenager’s incarceration has begun to receive nationwide attention since ProPublica Illinois published a story about her last week.
Donnetta Grays is just one of many playwrights whose productions were cut short this year due to COVID-19—since the spring season is generally when theaters “take more risks” in producing shows outside of the traditional canon. So the pandemic, unsurprisingly, is disproportionately affecting playwrights who produce such “radical” work—namely, Black, queer and marginalized writers.
The Kilroys’ LIST aims to memorialize those productions.
Title IX exponentially increased opportunities for women in sports by ensuring equitable participation, treatment and benefits and college scholarship. However, girls of color still face an unequal playing field.
Sandra Bland died five years ago. Breonna Taylor died four months ago. Why has so little changed?
A survey examined the COVID impact on Black immigrant domestic workers in NYC, Boston and Miami. The survey results bring about one conclusion: Black domestic workers deserve better.
MSNBC contributor Zerlina Maxwell and Ms. writer Karla Strand talk Maxwell’s new book, identity politics and the November elections.
Each month, I provide Ms. readers with a list of new books being published by writers from historically underrepresented groups. Now more than ever, we need to read and buy books by women of color, and let’s continue to buy books by Black women writers. This month, all 24 of the books on the list are written by BIWOC writers, so get to it.
“A Pride without racial justice, a Pride without intersectional feminism, is no Pride at all. It is simply a mockery of the work of the trailblazers that came before us.”