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No, I Don't Want To Be Your Token Black Best Friend

I need for people in my life who have or are willing to do the hard work to not to just have me in their life as their token black best friend. Read...
Niesha Davis    |   11.9.18   |   SHARE
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Lloyd abused his power when he interjected himself into the lives of these teens to further his own agenda and terrorize vulnerable, young brown girls.

The White Policing Of Brown Vaginas​

Lloyd abused his power when he interjected himself into the lives of these teens to further his own agenda and terrorize vulnerable, young brown Read...
Misha V.    |   10.30.18   |   SHARE
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Why White People Must Talk About Their Whiteness — Even When It's Hard​

What I can do is try to reach other white women who have yet to consider how their whiteness has led to significant inequities in our society. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   09.19.18   |   SHARE
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I knew there was still a culture of fear surrounding black people, but this was the first time I had experienced a person scared of black people.

My Best Friend Is Scared Of Black People 

I knew there was still a culture of fear surrounding black people, but this was the first time I had experienced a person scared of black people. Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   06.25.18   |   SHARE
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Letting my hair go natural lifted a huge burden off my shoulders. I don’t feel like a slave to it anymore.

Letting My Hair Go Natural Lifted A Huge Burden Off My Shoulders

Letting my hair go natural lifted a huge burden! I don’t feel like a slave to it anymore, which has made me feel less annoyed by it. Read...
Sa'iyda Shabazz    |   05.30.18   |   SHARE
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What Do Interracial Relationships Really Mean To Black Women?

Interracial relationships of all kinds are here to stay, even though there’s disapproval among races. Here's what these relationships mean to black Read...
Tracey Lynn Lloyd    |   05.25.18   |   SHARE
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Photo of Stoke Newington (North East London) by Aja Barber

When Gentrification Happens To Places We Love

If gentrification bothers you, the first thing you have to ask yourself is “Am I part of the problem?” The world is better when it’s more diverse Read...
Aja Barber    |   05.18.18   |   SHARE
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No one asked me to do this. I am ok being the bridge between my two worlds; it’s a badge I wear with pride.

Introducing My White Family To My Black Culture

I’m a mixed-race, black and white Californian, and this was my first time in the South. Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   03.29.18   |   SHARE
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