black-women

Sex

'Pro Hoe' Is My New Definition of Sexual Freedom

Kink was integral to developing my sexual identity free of the stereotyping of Black women I experienced.
Penda N'Diaye
5.2.19
Op-Ed

Solange Gave Us 'When I Get Home' After A Frustrating Black History Month

After a Black History Month filled with societal strife, Solange’s new music is a salve of Black sisterhood, resilience, and power.
Bianca Betancourt
3.1.19
Views My Own

Why I Won’t Call Nicki Minaj’s Beefing ‘a Meltdown’

We don’t require male rappers to empower one another, so why should Nicki Minaj play nice?
Melayna Williams
8.27.18
The Plug

Bias In Maternal AI Could Hurt Expectant Black Mothers

Black women experience worse maternal mortality rates than their white counterparts. Will machine learning make it worse or better?
Omotayo Banjo
8.17.18
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
5.7.18
Race and Health

Statue Celebrating Doctor Who Experimented on Slaves Moved From Central Park

J. Marion Sims, lauded as the “father of modern gynecology,” experimented on female slaves without consent or anesthesia.
Rajul Punjabi
4.17.18
Race and Health

These Doulas Are Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

"It’s not our bodies that are broken. We need to look at all the other external factors that are making childbirth more dangerous.”
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
4.5.18
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
2.7.18
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
politics

These Women Made a Database of Black Women Running for Office in 2018

The list of over 100 candidates, spearheaded by writer Luvvie Ajayi, bodes well for those hoping to see more black women in office in the near future.
Sarah Burke
12.19.17
Culture

The Art Consultant Behind 'She's Gotta Have It' Explains It All

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh sheds light on the real-life harassment that inspires much of her work.
Noel Ransome
11.27.17
POP CULTURE

We Talked to the Woman Behind the Encyclopedia for POC in Comic Books

We had a convo with Eisner Award winner Sheena Howard about the industry from the POV of a POC.
Noel Ransome
10.16.17
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