“So many professional black women who reach the highest ranks of their professions wear the armor, as Annalise does. … To err is human. But if you live in a society that doubts your humanity as a black person, let alone as a black woman, then the stakes are higher for those struggles and perceived failings. Every imperfection is used as proof positive of what white supremacy says about black people.”
For GirlTrek’s #DaughtersOf series, writers and activists Angela Davis and Nikki Giovanni discussed survival and radically honest self-care for black women.
“How often do black women get a conversation that is as honest and revealing as this one?”
From calling out Trump’s racist rhetoric to Gov. Kemp’s reckless reopening of Georgia, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms does not shy away from standing up for what she thinks is right—and calling out what’s wrong.
Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the nation’s first investigative journalists who launched the nation’s first anti-lynching campaign in 1892. It is only fitting that the journalism establishment of the U.S.—which once derided Ida B. Wells and her campaign—recognize her worth in 2020 and finally place her in canon where she belongs.
Music producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland have been keeping quarantine “lit” with their Verzuz battles, featuring hip-hop and R&B entertainers live on Instagram battling it out. This weekend’s showdown between neo-soul divas Erykah Badu and Jill Scott was the first women’s battle. But what truly set this “battle” apart were the words of wisdom and the confessions shared between the songs. These women, mothers and mutual friends were ultimately way more interested in connecting than battling.
“This is a show for us, by us, representing us.”
The critically acclaimed HBO TV series, “Insecure,” is a comedy drama created by and starring Issa Rae, started its fourth season earlier this month. And we are here for it.
Badu’s online concert is the latest contemporary example of women exploring new territory and breaking boundaries.
“Historically, the broad genre of crime fiction has belonged to white men … I find myself yearning to read books written by authors whose experiences more closely reflect my own. After all, crime is diverse. Crime fiction should be, as well.”
“As someone who is priding herself quite honestly on being a mom with a big family, the head of my household and super productive, I feel useless.”
Tanya “Mama Tanya” Fields was diagnosed with coronavirus in mid-March. In this photo essay, Fields talks parenting, activism and coping in the age of corona.
What remains largely absent from discussions about “health care heroes” and COVID-19 are the structural constraints that many Black women navigate as they give care while fighting to survive illness and inequalities.