Putting Poor Black Mothers Front and Center

Almost 50 years after its founding, Ms. is continuing its commitment to inclusive feminism with a new series called Front and Center—featuring pieces written by the women of the Magnolia Mother’s Trust. The program provides more than 100 Black mothers living in extreme poverty in Jackson, Miss., a guaranteed income of $1,000 a month for a year.

Beginning Thursday, you’ll hear first-hand about their struggles, their children, their work, their relationships and their dreams for the future.

25 Under 25: Women of Color to Watch

This list highlights just 25 of the young women and girls of color who are changing the cultural and political landscape.

With a diverse array of tactics like documentary filmmaking, community organizing, social media and photography, they are eschewing the old playbook and forging a new way forward. The next generation of leaders have arrived. Let’s meet them.

The Story Behind Her: Photojournalist Cheriss May Is Changing the Status Quo Through Photography

Meet photographer and educator Cheriss May, whose powerful work has appeared in major publications like The New York Times, People Magazine, NBC News, Reuters, BET, the Today Show, National Press Photographers Association and many others. Her subjects include notable feminists, including First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou and Gabby Giffords.