Features

These Black Women are Leading the Charge Against Insurrection

By Andréa Butler Immediately following last Wednesday’s (January 6, 2021) domestic terror attack on the U.S. Capitol — and our very democracy — Black women began calling for the second impeachment of 45 and the swift expulsion of every member of Congress who helped incite this insurrection. Joined by 200-plus co-sponsors, the impeachment resolutions were […]

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Domestic Terrorists Loot U.S. Capitol in Coup Attempt

Updated 1/8/2021 to reflect five deaths, instead of four. By Andréa Butler Yesterday, January 6, 2021, we witnessed an attempted coup in real time. It’s not surprising, really. This mob of majority white, pro-Trump, domestic terrorists was encouraged to rebel against their own country by their white supremacist “president” and his yearslong, blatant aims at […]

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What to Listen to During Lockdown: A #QuarantinePlaylist

‘Cause music heals, y’all. By Ava Marshall With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, it can be hard to relax. From Black folks disproportionately dying of it to the intensity and frequency of the news, feelings of anxiety are definitely normal. Trust, we feel you. Completely. To help ease your stress and worry, we’re comin’ through […]

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Meet Symera Jackson: Actress, Student, Game-Changer

By Ava Marshall /Main photo by Ryan West Whether you’ve seen her in the Netflix series Team Kaylie or on ABC’s Alex, Inc, Symera Jackson is another dope Black girl making a way for herself as a creative. She first began acting at the age of 4, starting out in theater productions before moving to […]

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Big Sean’s New Collab That’s Investing in HBCU Students

WARNING: Extreme Levels of Black Excellence Ahead By Ava Marshall So look, 13 percent of the American population is Black, right? But only one percent of venture capitalist-backed start-ups have Black founders. The Moguls in the Making program is out to change that. Big Sean What’s a fire new collab you may not have heard […]

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Activism, Features

Cyntoia Brown Set to be Released From Prison in August

By Andréa Butler In 2006, when Cyntoia Brown was just 16 years old, she was convicted of the first-degree murder of real estate agent Johnny Allen in Nashville, Tennessee two years before. Today (Monday, Jan. 7, 2018), she was granted full clemency. For more on what that actually means and to refresh you on what […]

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