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Braids For Days

From tribal lineage to class status and individual style, braids have been a fundamental aspect of Black culture for centuries. But the care and keeping of these luscious locks is no small feat. The maintenance of Black hair is a rewarding yet sacrificial ritual in the lives of Black ...

From tribal lineage to class status and individual style, braids have been a fundamental aspect of Black culture for ce...

Security In Stillness

Racism is not limited to derogatory slurs and intentional bigotry—to be merely silent and polite is the same as participating directly in the hatred. There is no “neutral” when it comes to racism. Your silence speaks volumes. There is security in white stillness.Warmth in the fam...

Racism is not limited to derogatory slurs and intentional bigotry—to be merely silent and polite is the same as parti...

From A Fizzled Flame

All my life I have been angry. Outraged. Ill-tempered. Quick to implode, to burst, to react. Racism was familiar with my character — these have always been the traits to first ascend during my encounters with it. I was always the girl ready to assert my voice, doing the calling out, the...

All my life I have been angry. Outraged. Ill-tempered. Quick to implode, to burst, to react. Racism was familiar with m...