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Feb 28
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What's Good? Black History Month Collabs That Will Make a Difference Well Past February

“You good?” read the motif on one of the designs in Target’s Black History Month 2021 assortment, a now-annual rollout featuring collaborations with Black makers—and one arguably ahead of the curve of last year’s so-called “racial reckoning.” In the wake of the current racial justice movement, which was tragically rei

Feb 24
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<i>We, As Ourselves</i>: Me Too, Time's Up and the National Women’s Law Center Launch a Landmark Campaign to Support Black Survivors

Over the past several years, we’ve increasingly been asked to listen to, believe, trust and protect survivors of sexual violence—and coincidentally, to do the same for Black women. Hopefully, we’ve been doing so, but what would it look like to create a truly safe space for open, honest, and supportive conversations

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Feb 19
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The Graduate: Megan Thee Stallion Covers Harper's Bazaar's Spring Fashion Issue and Talks Earning Her Degree

“Can’t nobody tell me how to be the Hot Girl,” says the artist known as Megan Thee Stallion (given name: Megan Jovon Ruth Pete), in her cover story for the March 2021 issue of Harper’s Bazaar (also known as the Spring Fashion Issue). With minimal makeup, gleaming skin and a flowing yet understated silk press, it’s yet

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Feb 18
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Biden Nominates Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to Head Medicare; If Confirmed She Will Become First Woman to Hold the Post

President Joe Biden, aka “the People’s Champ” aka “Where the Money Resides” aka “We See You Big Shawty” aka “What about that 50K off those Student Loans?” aka “Big Stimmy,” picked Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a former Obama administration official, to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Feb 18
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<em>Conversations for Change</em>: #1000BlackGirlBooks Creator Marley Dias Shares Her Story With American Girl

If you’ve ever had a conversation with Marley Dias, you know she’s wise beyond her years. We had the pleasure of doing so last fall for The Root Presents: It’s Lit! podcast, and we were in awe of Dias’ poise and self-awareness—though maybe we shouldn’t have been, given that the 2019 Young Futurist has also hosted a

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When it comes to Black families, there is no role more imitated, meme’d, or recognizable than aunt. Whether the aunt you claim is kin or “play,” the role is somewhat universal—a supportive woman in your life, younger than grandma, that bridges familial bonds between children and parents.

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