The idea of “freedom” continues to be misleading for Black people in America

If the events of the previous year have proven anything to me, as a Black person in America, it is that “freedom” has yet to become a term that we can all, as Americans, embrace equally.

While the American government, corporations, and mainstream media would like to put up this…


Notable examples of how Black women are forced to fend for themselves and heal in ways that only serve others

I recently watched the HBO documentary, Tina, which chronicles the life, trials, and evolution of music icon Tina Turner. …


After the recent bombshell interview with actress Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, and her husband, Prince Harry of the British Royal Family, conversation and fallout from the disturbing revelations made by the couple have been vast and far-reaching.

On the following Wednesday of the interview, The Talk’s Sharon…


Like most professions seen as “sex work”, exotic dancing has long been met with stigma and reproach.

Disclaimer: This story may contain spoilers for the STARZ series P-Valley.

Like most professions seen as “sex work”, exotic dancing has long been met with stigma and reproach. The way in which sex workers are perceived in our society is regularly a double folded topic. On one hand, the numerous…


Rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s anticipated collab “WAP” dropped late last week and the internet has been abuzz ever since. …


Disclaimer: This story contains spoilers of the Little Fires Everywhere limited series

Hulu’s limited series Little Fires Everywhere has garnered much attention and praise since its March debut and rightly so. The show, which is set in the late ’90s, was adapted from the New York Times Best Seller Little…


The tragic passing of Kobe Bryant, along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others, has caused heavy ripples of grief throughout the world as many continue to come to terms with the devastating news. …


Jubilee Media recently released a video titled “Men’s Rights vs Feminism: Is Toxic Masculinity Real?” via their YouTube channel, in which a group of six men and women who identify as feminists and men’s rights activists address their conflicting stances on gender equality.

The disparities between the genders, along with…


My thick and bustling coils catch your attention. You look at em’ with a mix of wonder and trepidation. Your hand itching to touch, I bet. Get your fingers lost in the dark strands until the craving is sated. But someone must have taught you better. Because you don’t do…


Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves is a non-fiction anthology compiled of essays written by black women writers sharing how their impactful experiences with literature shaped the women that they have become. The anthology’s editor Glory Edim is the founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club turned…

Jasmine Chantel

A compulsive reader, wannabe writer, and generous gifter… of unsolicited opinions. Website: https://www.damusersden.com/

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