MY NAME IS CANDACE, And I’ve Had It With People Mistaking Me For Every Other Black Woman They Know
by xoJane — 1 year ago
Angela and I look nothing alike. Yet every day, I am approached with a “Hi… Angela right?”, with my desk name tag right in front of them, or “Thanks Ange- I mean Candace, I’m sorry!”, peppered with an awkward giggle.
Pre-Teen Musicians On The Receiving End Of Bullying
by Yesha Callahan — 1 year ago
Malcolm Brickhouse and Jared Dawkins aren’t your average Flatbush, Brooklyn pre-teens. The music in their earbuds may not be the latest thing that Hot 97 is attempting to pass off as “music”, but a little bit closer to what’s played on New York’s rock stations....
Curing the Age-Old Back-Pocket Girl Syndrome
by Evette Dionne — 1 year ago
He dumped me without warning or reason. We’d been intertwined for five months, separating so I could attend class and study before interlocking our limbs again. It was five months of uncontested bliss – until it wasn’t. The grief oozed through me. I was incapacitated...
First Look: Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela
by Clutch — 1 year ago
One of the most fascinating, complex, revered figures of our generation, Nelson Mandela has a life story that profoundly speaks to unwavering courage, overwhelming compassion for people and the sheer tenacity of the human spirit. It’s a huge undertaking for any actor to capture Mandela...