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Dear Black Men, You Are Not Pro-Black If You Are Not Pro Black Women

Daniel Johnson | Posted 10.10.2015 | Black Voices
Daniel Johnson

Pro-Black means you fight for your people. All of your people. Not just Black men, not just straight Black men, not just Black men you think are upstanding and productive members of society, but all of your people.

Reflecting On 30 Days Of Kindness

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

I am also reminded that it takes extra effort to cross the intersection and meet those I don't encounter everyday as a function of my position and my privilege. But now the crosswalk is there, connecting me to the world, and making the intersections newly ripe places for collaboration and action.

Why It Matters That Ahmed Mohamed Is Both Black And Muslim

Sara Abbas | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices
Sara Abbas

The media's focus in the Ahmed Mohamed story has been on Obama's invitation to the teenager to visit the White House. But the response is symptomatic of what America is prone to do: turn these kind of stories into a greeting card -- "Sorry you were profiled. Know that you are precious." That's just not enough anymore.

Is Patriarchy the Religion of the Planet?

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

The world has a problem of gender of religious proportions. We need a reformation, perhaps a revolution, to tear down the altars to male power and rebuild a global sanctuary of inclusion, equity, justice, peace, and love.

To End Violence Against Women, End Violence Against Boys

Sheena Vasani | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Sheena Vasani

Research conducted in 2010 by the International Center for Research on Women [ICRW] illustrates this complexity, demonstrating that a significant number of men who abuse their partners were themselves abused as children.

Understanding the "Privileged"

Sheena Vasani | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Sheena Vasani

I realised what my friend was saying: just because you've the upper hand in one area of life doesn't mean you've the happier life. Nobody's immune from pain, no matter her or his gender, race, or wealth. After all, depression and suicide can affect anybody.

The Race/War

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Christian Gabriel

Non-white people uphold and participate and support racism every day simply by existing, but they will never experience the privilege of whiteness existing in a system designed to keep white peoples on top.

Black Women are Not Simply Black #SayHerName

Rukayatu Tijani | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Rukayatu Tijani

Black women and girls are more than the weeping women who have stood by while society perpetually terrorizes the bodies of Black and Brown men. Our bodies have been profiled, beaten, assaulted, and killed by law enforcement. We too are victims of this struggle.

Back to Blaque: Meet the Trans YouTube Queen of the Underground

Sidney Chase | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Sidney Chase

"I'm a woman, I'm black, I'm curvy and I'm trans. There are a lot of things that I deal with. When I talk about those things, I am literally talking about my embodiment of these intersections."

A Failure to Listen

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

This past week I was at the Netroots Nation 2015 conference. In the past, this has been one of my favorite progressive events, full of both energy and positivity. This year the theme was intersectionality within the LGBT movement. I am forced to report that we are failing at it. Horribly.

Taylor Swift Shouldn't Use Feminism to Clap Back

Antonia Opiah | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Antonia Opiah

A blue-eyed blonde pop star collided with a buxom Black rapper on Tuesday and in doing so, in tweeting at Nicki Minaj, Taylor unwittingly stumbled upon an aspect of feminism she might not have considered yet: a feeling of being marginalized because of your race as a woman.

South Asian Americans Want to Be Accepted -- Not Merely Tolerated

Ravleen Kaur | Posted 07.15.2015 | College
Ravleen Kaur

America is a melting pot of cultures -- but it seems like not all cultures and ethnicities are welcome. Unless, of course, their clothing is appropriated for profit or racial jokes are made at their expense for entertainment. It seems as if some Americans love everything about us... except us.

Intersectional Activism: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

It is easy to get caught up in organizing and activism around a single issue or cause. This week, we proudly supported grantees who are working at the intersection of multiple issues, addressing the complexity and interconnectedness of the world we live in through their activism.

An Open Letter to Muslim Americans: Stop Self-Segregating

Sumaia Masoom | Posted 07.08.2015 | Religion
Sumaia Masoom

It's not that too many Muslim immigrants are causing a safety hazard by coming to America--it's that too many of us are coming and self-segregating. There is a lot -- I repeat, a lot -- of structural and institutional racism that goes into this segregation, but it is also at least in part undeniably willful.

Charleston Shootings: The Intersection Of Race And Gender

Anushay Hossain | Posted 07.07.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Yes, Black Lives Matter and so do the lives of Black women.

How Sexism Can Help You Understand Racism

Joshua Adams | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Joshua Adams

The best way to commit to our causes is to understand how they are connected to others. In that way, we realize that our liberations are inseparably linked to the liberation of others. If your advocacy is not rooted in intersectionality, it doesn't take much for others to surmise that you're merely pursuing your privilege, not equality.

Taking an Intersectional Approach to Online Violence

Yann Borgstedt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Yann Borgstedt

Why do we call women's issues "women's issues"? So much of the inequality and violence that women encounter are relevant to men as well. The problems of patriarchy are not exclusively damaging to women -- they hurt men, too.

The Problem With White America

Kim Simon | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Kim Simon

Dear White People, "Sending prayers to Charleston!" "Holding space for my brothers and sisters in Charleston!" "Hugs!" "My heart is so broken. ...

What Inclusive Feminism Looks Like, In 7 Images

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women

One artist wants to show the world: This is what feminism looks like. Photographer Erin Lefevre's new series is inspired by her own feelings on fem...

10 Brilliant Women On Why Need Feminism, Illustrated

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

In the series "We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution," illustrator Ellen T. Crenshaw has created the closest thing we've ever fou...

SCOTUS Rally Shows Marriage Equality Is Everyone's Fight

Julian Gomez | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Julian Gomez

Does the Constitution require states to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples? Should states be required to recognize gay and lesbian marriages performed in other states in which it is legal?

Now Is the Time to Start Talking About Racism in the LGBT Community

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

As the Supreme Court gets ready to hopefully legitimize a belief that many of us in the LGBT community already consider an inalienable right -- marriage equality for all -- it's high time we start preparing ourselves for the next major issue to address: intersectionality.

I Dream America

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 05.08.2015 | Black Voices
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

If I could remake America, I wouldn't add a thing. She's got it all. Instead, I'd take away some things.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

Unmasking Mental Illness in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

Witnessing these four young mental health advocates share the highs and lows of their healing journeys, it was clear to all present that telling one's story openly and honestly is a sign of strength -- not weakness and shame.