Amirah Mercer

#BlackLove

This Vegan Mother-Son Duo Is Using Soul Food to Spread Black Love

At Seasoned Vegan, Chef Brenda Beener and her son, Aaron, have created a beacon of well-being rooted in black culture.
Amirah Mercer
2.13.19
Film

'Widows' Isn't the Feminist Triumph You Think It Is

Mainstream media still struggles to accurately portray the impacts of racial and economic oppression in the lives of women.
Amirah Mercer
12.7.18
Black Women Making History

This Gallerist Is Creating Nuanced Conversations Around Race in the Art World

Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels's mobile We Buy Gold gallery exhibits work that doesn't fit into white America's concept of normativity.
Amirah Mercer
3.13.18
Black Women Making History

This Exotic Dancer Has Created an Empowering Space for Women

Mona Marie's Poletic Justice studio in the Bronx is a hub for activism and self-love.
Amirah Mercer
3.5.18
Black Women Making History

This Neuroscientist Uses Art to Fight Hate

Hyphen-Labs' Ashley Baccus-Clark co-created a VR project that puts users into the body of a black woman.
Amirah Mercer
2.26.18
Black Women Making History

Christina Long Is Opening Up the Mosh Pit for Black Women

The creator of the 'BLKGRLSWURLD' zine talks about being a woman of color in a music scene typically associated with white men.
Amirah Mercer
2.22.18
Black Women Making History

Sherrell Dorsey Is Telling the Stories of Black Techpreneurs

The data journalist created 'ThePLUG,' a daily newsletter that reports on tech founders, investors, and innovators of color.
Amirah Mercer
2.17.18
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
2.1.18
Film

How 'Brown Sugar' Destroyed the Taboo of Black Love in Cinema

We talk to director Rick Famuyiwa about his unapologetically black romantic comedy classic.
Amirah Mercer
10.11.17
tv

'Power' Is an Escape Fantasy for People of Color

The Starz drama has become the second-most-watched premium cable show—for good reason.
Amirah Mercer
9.5.17
Zines

These Aren't Your Crusty Grandpa's Zines

Rock Paper Scissors and a Three-Armed Shovel​ brought together the work of a diverse and intersectional coalition of creative people who make art books that are personal and powerful.
Amirah Mercer
6.25.17
Brooklyn's Dirty Masquerade

Behind the Seams of Brooklyn's Elaborate Carnival Costumes

Talented people spend countless hours making the macabre masks of J'ouvert and the sexy spandex of the West Indian Parade.
Amirah Mercer
3.1.17
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