Views My Own

Why I Won't Call Nicki Minaj's Beefing 'a Meltdown'

We don’t require male rappers to be empowering to each other, so why should Nicki play nice?
Melayna Williams
Black Women Making History

The Sisterhood Behind the Raciest, Rawest Podcast on the Internet

'Whoreible Decisions' brings listeners inside the illicit conversations of professional young black women.
Wilbert L. Cooper
Black Women Making History

Essayist Morgan Jerkins on Intersectionality and Her Remarkable New Book

Jerkins talks about her insightful new essay collection 'This Will Be My Undoing'.
Hope Reese
Black Women Making History

These Black Women Are Building Empowering Spaces in New York City

Visionary creative studio Maroon World's stunning photographs capture five black women who are having a profound impact on their communities.
Amirah Mercer

Why Black Women Are Speaking Out on Domestic Violence

When the media is silent, black women take to Twitter to tell their necessary stories.
Tari Ngangura

This Group of Black Women Is Taking Up Arms to Fight Racism and Misogyny

What radical black womanist politics organized around self-defense actually looks like, and why it matters.
Wilbert L. Cooper
The Photo Issue 2016

Lorna Simpson Examines African American Identity

In this series, Lorna Simpson took photos of black women from advertisements in old issues of Ebony and paired them with images from a 1931 textbook.
Lorna Simpson

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Is an Anthem for the Retribution of Black Women

When life gives you lemons, make 'Lemonade.'
Diamond Sharp

Inside the 'Asian Men Black Women' Dating Scene

Long marginalized, Asian men and black women are getting together like never before, with Facebook groups, meet-ups, and websites.
Zachary Schwartz
VICE vs Video games

Why Is Mavis Beacon Still the Best Known Black Woman in Video Gaming?

Black women remain massively underrepresented in a medium that has produced notable examples of nearly every other conceivable population group.
Oliver Lee Bateman

The Fashion Industry Is Still Letting Down Women of Colour

Glossy magazine covers remain perilously white – due to advertisers' fears about selling to black people.
Eleanor Morgan