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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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No #MeToo Is Too Small: The Pervasiveness Of Sexual Harassment

We must continue to acknowledge and condemn all forms of sexual harassment, regardless of how society may compartmentalize them, in order for a true Read...
Candace McDuffie    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
We need to talk about arming our white loved ones against white nationalism.

How To Arm Your Fellow White Loved Ones Against White Nationalism

Hello, fellow white people! Are you horrified about the recent Nazi rallies and white supremacist marches? Me too! Let's talk about how to arm our Read...
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The author and her niece — so much cute!

Understanding My Privilege As A Mixed Race Woman With White Family

I have my own army who fights against injustice. I have a mother who handed out fliers boycotting grapes during Cesar Chavez’s unionizing efforts. I Read...
Shannon Luders-Manuel    |   09.8.17   |   SHARE
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