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Without Black history, There Would Be No American History

Without Black history, There Would Be No American History

The way that America approaches Black History Month is grossly limiting. In many schools, organizations, workspaces and beyond, the month is distilled to the same whitewashed stories of select civil rights figures and a handful of picture-perfect moments in history. Our history and culture are consistently depicted as one-dimensional. Carter G. Woodson didn’t create Negro History […]

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

Why Black Women Should Start Talking About Depression Now

I typed a text to my mom saying, “I don’t think I want to live anymore” then proceeded to turn off my phone. I was sitting in my bed surrounded in a puddle of tears ready to give up on life. With thoughts of suicide swimming through my head, it was at that moment, I […]

How South Africa’s Young Women Activists Are Rewriting The Script

How South Africa’s Young Women Activists Are Rewriting The Script

What does it means to celebrate Youth Day in 2016, when many young South African women are little more than second-class citizens? Young women are disproportionately exposed to gender-based violence. Women aged between 15 and 24 are four times as likely to contract HIV than men in the same age group. In 2013 99,000 female […]