A Beginner's Guide to Getting an Education Without Going to College
Sharpen your pencils and get ready to teach yourself everything you want to know, minus the exorbitant tuition fees.
A Contemporary Take on Nigerian Family Portraits From the 70s
Photographer Noma Osula's latest work re-enacts portraits found in his Nigerian parents' photo albums. Writer Zoé Samudzi reflects on what the series says about the politics of African self-representation.
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Better Sleep Habits Won't Save Me From the Exhaustion of Academia
As a Black woman graduate student, burn out feels like a requirement for success.
What 'Interracial' Cuckold Porn Reveals About White Male Insecurity
The genre, in which a Black man has sex with a white man's wife, represents the ultimate threat to white manhood and racial purity. And it's loaded with racist undertones that have real-world implications.
What White Girl Coming-of-Age Movies Don't Do For a Black Girl
It's almost as if characters like Lady Bird and Juno were created to prepare me for a life of subordination to the trials, yearnings, and humanities of white women.
The Rachel Dolezal Documentary Is a Hollow, Manipulative Spectacle
'The Rachel Divide' paints a sympathetic picture of Dolezal without responsibly engaging with the realities of race in America. It's very clear that this film is not for Black women such as myself.
Whatever 'She’s Gotta Have', I Don’t Want
Spike Lee's Netflix reboot of "She's Gotta Have It"—his debut film about a queer, polyamorous woman—continues his long list of work misrepresenting black women's experiences.