A special portion of this year’s Out100 details the remarkable story of Layleen Cubilette-Polanco, 20+ lives lost in 2019, and how we can end the epidemic of violence.
For a presidential candidate to truly acknowledge white nationalism and white supremacy within the United States, they would also have to be honest about the role that federal agencies have played.
Our Black bodies are not platforms or podiums for anyone or any movement.
If you can’t lay up with me in my bonnet, do you even deserve me in my bundles?
T.I. is not an anomaly but a representative of a greater framework that dehumanizes black women.
T.I. damn sure doesn’t need to be holding his daughters’ hymens hostage; it suggests it’s an acceptable approach to parenting and sex ed—and it’s nasty as hell.
Greensboro didn’t have a “shootout” and Tulsa didn’t have a “race riot.” But it took decades of work for language to catch up to history.
At the end of the day, their mistake was simple: they sent her body to the masjid.
When I learned that Harriet, too, had been a domestic worker, I wondered if this was a clue to understanding both the ways black women lead and the ways the stories of our leadership get told.
We don’t need Kanye to remix our liberation.