Akua Sarpong

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10 Celebrities We Love for Using Their Voices for Good

December 16, 2014<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Malaika Jabali</b><p>The number of black men and women who have been victimized by the hands of injustice has grown …

Dear Black Women, Femmes, Girls: A Love Letter for Us

December 16, 2014<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Danielle Stevens</b><p>Dear Black Women, Femmes, and Girls,<p>Who are neglected and ignored within public discourses around …

Thirsty? Go to a library, not a coffee shop

Libraries should be re-branded as vibrant community hubs offering free wifi, comfy sofas and coffee, according to government-commissioned report<p>Libraries must shed their old-fashioned image and become more like coffee shops with free Wi-Fi and comfy sofas, according to a report into the future of …

The campaigners who won’t forget the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram

<i>On 14 April 2014, at least 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped at gunpoint from their dormitories at Government Secondary School Chibok in north-east Nigeria. Since 30 April, protesters have been rallying daily to demand the federal government “Bring Back Our Girls”. Oby Ezekwesili, a Nigerian former</i> …

5 Things Straight Women Should Stop Saying to Queer Women

It’s okay if you’re friends with someone and you genuinely want to get to know them better by talking about their dating life. That’s a normal …

My Name

<b>by Liza Ellen</b><p>Where I'm from<br>we weave existence into formation<br>with words<br>We widdle words into life<br>We call it Nommo <br>Creating worlds, ways, eras,<br>with …

Beyoncé is the Most Grammy-Nominated Woman Ever

Beyoncé<p>On Friday, the 2015 Grammy nominations were announced. Although many people criticize the awards for their nomination tactics and focus on …

What Would the Yellow Ranger Do?: On the Exotification of Asian Women

9.6K Shares<p><i>Originally published on</i> <i>The Toast</i> <i>and cross-posted here with the author’s permission.</i><p>Want to learn more about exotification and …

How to Change Your Relationship with Failure in 5 Steps

Once you understand your ideas about failure, <b>try to identify where those ideas are rooted.</b> Often, these thoughts are linked to something that is …

How One Teacher Taught The Class A Powerful Lesson About Privilege

16.9K Shares<p><i>Originally published o</i><i>n BuzzFeed and</i> <i>cross-posted here with their permission</i><b>.</b><p>I once saw a high school teacher lead a simple, powerful …

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Books of the Year: Mysterious Women, Sad Men, and Stories From the Postapocalypse

The Mysterious Women<p>Sarah Koenig’s podcast <i>Serial</i> may be real-life reportage, but it opens with the most common mystery convention: a dead woman. From …

Books

Coffee Talk: 'Dear White People' Star Tessa Thompson Wins Gotham Award

Plus, John Legend to perform at MAMAs, John Boyea responds to racist Star Wars fans, and Gabrielle Union recalls the time she was invited to a party …

25 Reasons We Loved Being Black Women in 2014

Can a Black woman do it? Yes she can! Everywhere we looked in 2014, sisters were charting their own successful paths and reminding us that nothing …

Women of Color

Why We Should Be Celebrating Willow Smith and Not Tearing Her Down

December 01, 2014<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Felice León</b> <br>Willow Smith is in a league of her own. She is a curious, creative, intelligent, rebellious, …

White Feminists Cannot Ignore Black Women's Fight for Reproductive Justice

December 01, 2014<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Kesiena Boom</b> <br>There is an understandable distrust of the feminist movement amongst many Black women. Historically, …

Tim Wise: Most white people in America are completely oblivious

Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don’t get that.<p>I suppose there is no longer much point …

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster, Write Better, and Land More Readers

When you’re finding amazing content to share on social media—the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment—one …

Creative writing: when characters are difficult to get on with

Even authors as seasoned as Stephen King often struggle to fully imagine their inventions and once they have, the relationship can remain very uneasy<p>Characters don’t always do what you want. Sometimes they cause mischief, take on lives of their own, or even work against you. It’s not just a problem …

Meanwhile In America, Brown Girls Are Still Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature and she deserved better than a racist joke.<p>This past summer, a copy of a book called <i>Brown Girl Dreaming</i> by Jacqueline Woodson showed up on my desk. It was a memoir written in poems, about a young black girl raised in South …

How reading inspired my own real life adventures

When I was the tender age of seven, my parents’ television broke. They decided not to replace it. At the time I felt this was an unjust tragedy, now I know that it was, in fact, quite the opposite. Without nightly television shows to gnaw away my time, I resorted to reading. I found myself drawn …

What Does Islam Really Say About LGBT People?

As in Christianity, some Muslims may point to the story of Sodom and Gomorrah as a justification for anti-LGBT beliefs. And as in Christianity, …

Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity

November 18, 2014<br>Creativity block, similar to writer's block, is a mental state that makes you feel incapacitated and unable to generate new ideas to …

Creativity #1

<b>Today I’d like to talk about Creativity and our minds. Creativity isn’t simply about communicating new and interesting ideas to others. It’s about</b> …

Creativity

Amazon book of the year winner Celeste Ng: ‘Writing’s like shouting into the world’

She has beaten Hilary Mantel and Stephen King to win Amazon book of the year. Celeste Ng, the biggest writer you’ve never heard of, explains why she feels conflicted about her prize<p>In Everything I Never Told You, a quiet but powerful literary thriller set in 1970s Ohio, a Chinese-American character …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

The Pain Of Casual Racism

"More often than not I feel isolated, alone, and hurt by offensive comments and racial slurs." As told to Krystie Yandoli.<p>One day when I was 10 years old, I was riding my bike after school around my neighborhood in Southern California when a boy I had never seen before came up to me and kept …

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