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Dear Moms Of The Internet, In 2016 Can We All Just Calm Down?

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 12.29.2015 | Parents
Laura Hanby Hudgens

I cannot keep up with all the things that I am not supposed to say to other mothers and all the things that I am supposed to be offended by. It's exhausting.


Mona R. Washington | Posted 06.02.2015 | Black Voices
Mona R. Washington

SETTING: March 2015. A weekday morning. The bedding/housewares department in the local branch of one of the largest department stores in America. BLM wears a t-shirt from highly competitive School X.

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

Afro-Textured Hair: Beautiful and Magical or Nappy Heads in Need of Perminators?

Ama Yawson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Ama Yawson

This type of hair-bullying is not just present in the media. It is present in our homes as learned self-hatred manifests in comments to little girls with looser textures that they have "pretty hair," while little girls with kinkier hair textures are told that they have "bad hair."

What It's Like To Run While Female

Karen Cordano | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Karen Cordano

The guy was very fit, not struggling with the slow 11-minute pace the way I was. He stayed beside me or a few steps back. At the corner I sped up and made a right around him. For a little while I though he'd stopped following me. But he had not.

White Denial and a Culture of Stereotypes

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 10.30.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Racism, racial inequality, and persistent segregation are as American as apple pie. Despite social movements, multiculturalism, and countless other initiatives of change, change remains illusive.