My former sister-in-law is Caucasian, originating from the trenches of the low-income Russian slums. Her blonde tresses, piercing blue pupils and pale—almost tanned, but not quite—complexion signify her Whiteness when she enters the room. The pompousness of Whiteness is the looming shadow behind her slim hips. But my Black American brother sidestepped the privileges and… Read More Your Spouse May Be Black, But You’re Still Racist
It’s been almost 50 years since the first black supermodel stormed the fashion world. Donyale Luna achieved the elusive supermodel status after she landed the prestigious cover of British Vogue in 1966. The New York Times described Luna as “a stunning Negro model whose face had the hauteur and feline grace of Nefertiti,” and her… Read More Do You Know Donyale Luna?
I love God. I am a womanist.. These conflicting considerations have me considering a return to an existence where life was pleasant and I never considered intersectionality and cultural appropriation and micro-aggressions and sexism within religious texts.… Read More Dual Identities
Editor’s Note: “Relationship experts” have been preying on single Black American women. The sudden crop of Steve Harvey-esque experts that examine relationships and singledom through the lens of deviance and lack of respectability are harmful to Black women. This response to Evan F. Moore from Kelly Brown (a Black Feminist who happens to be my… Read More No Queen Wants a Court Jester: A Response to a “Dating Expert”