We cannot let our insecurities, our biases, or our unconscious unremitting to the defaulting of looking at our own lives through White lenses hinder, halt, or detour, the need for justice and freedom.
Embrace, showcase and leverage your diversity via the professional social platform. Merge it with your formal education and enlightened organizations will cherish you, because they understand diversity breeds innovation. And innovation... breeds success.
I can serve as an example for Maya, but it will take a woman from another Black generation to make her feel naturally beautiful.
On my way home the other night, I heard a young girl of about four screaming and crying in pain. When I went...
Those of us with light-skin privilege who speak up about the injustices that we all face as Black people should not have their message minimized while being vilified for their appearance. We do however, have control over how we acknowledge the advantages or disadvantages of our color.
A new hashtag campaign has been making waves in the disability community and facilitating dialogue about how we see disability. #DisabilityTooWhite
If abortion were really a right, we wouldn't charge women to access it. We wouldn't allow laws that enforce waiting periods and mandatory counseling to stand. We wouldn't allow providers to be so thoroughly terrorized that only doctors with exceptionally strong political views are willing to help women exercise their right.
Here in Baltimore, like many other predominately Black cities, Black millennial women aren't fans of Republicans.
At the moment, Be Boardz are not yet available to purchase, but Egbuchulam has started a fundraising campaign to develop an inventory with hopes to have his boards available online and in retail stores soon.
We need more Newt Knights today. We need coalitions to combat the pernicious and ominous signs that appear around us this year. We need to work together to fight the newer forms of obvious oppression.
While the internet continued to pick apart Kanye's video and celebs featured tried to figure out how to sue I walked away from the video with a great lesson in sexual education.
On Friday, June 3, 2016, East Palo Alto tech hub StreetCode Academy was invited to Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Redwood City to make a special presentation for participants and business partners of the East Palo Alto Renaissance Center for Entrepreneurship.
Unlike some who assert that race is irrelevant and try to minimize its importance by pointing out that it is purely a social construct, I believe it DOES matter.
There are a number of things that are confusing in life- taxes, getting one's period for the first time and trying to figure out sexual...
I had a good friend of mine become a drug addict. Crack specifically. I never imagined he'd be using it in a million years, but life has a funny way of showing you that anything is possible. He was a natural born hustler. He sold dope at school, at parties and pretty much wherever he could make a buck.
This isn't about gorillas and alligators. This is about our country's obsessions with invalidating, patronizing and racializing Black parents. All Black parents.
Since June is also National Homeownership Month, there is no better time to think about how policy could, though belatedly, change the financial futures of millions of households of color by expanding access to homeownership.
Safe. Sane. Consensual. That's what sex should be -- always.
Fifty years ago, the term "Black power" fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book.
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