People | Legacies
Afro-German Women are Still Upholding the Legacy of May Ayim

There have always been people suffering from anti-Blackness. And May Ayim highlights the continuity of the Black experience—not only her own, but those before her as well.

Sep 10, 2020
Columns | Keepers of Buried Stories
When Black Women Pay for Black Liberation With Our Lives

Black women have been killed for our beliefs for as long as Black people have been demanding the right to breathe.

Jul 16, 2020
Columns | Keepers of Buried Stories
How Generations of Black Women Artists Are Lost to Institutional Racism

Kathleen Collins never subscribed to the over-wrought myth of the starving artist . . . For her, suffering did not beget great art.

May 7, 2020
Columns | Keepers of Buried Stories
What Black Women Writers Lose to State Violence

How do you begin when your legacy is loss?

Feb 27, 2020
Arts & Culture | Music
For Black Women, Love Is a Dangerous Thing—“Bitter” Showed Me How to Do It Anyway

I imagine she wrote it for women like me. Women who wear their hearts on their sleeves but hold their hands over their mouths.

Aug 1, 2019
Places | Arts & Culture | Food
How This Woman Celebrates Black History and Food in Salvador, Brazil

Miraci is being the one thing blackness has always been forced to be even when unwilling—political.

Dec 11, 2018