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Black Girls Speak: The Black Panther *Spoiler Alert*

Black Girls Speak: The Black Panther *Spoiler Alert*

We saw Black Panther. No, we EXPERIENCED Black Panther! From the moment that ship passed through the invisible barrier to reveal a beautiful Black Utopia, it unleashed a flood of crazy emotions, some full of pride and others that ached for the richness of the […]

Black Girls Speak: The Common Pain We Share

Black Girls Speak: The Common Pain We Share

Have you ever just sat completely still and become fully aware of your heartbeat? The subtle pulse through your body that you wouldn’t otherwise notice unless you were paying complete attention. Have you stopped to experience the slight vibration that propels each blood vessel through […]

Black Girls Speak: The Prayers No One Prays

Black Girls Speak: The Prayers No One Prays

When my sister announced her pregnancy to me, I instantly prayed for what would never make sense to a Sunday Morning congregation. “God, make her a girl because black boys are so vulnerable.” I prayed you were a girl I because knew, should you be […]

Black Girls Speak: Silver Lined Cloudy Days

Black Girls Speak: Silver Lined Cloudy Days

Contemplate. Write. Scratch three-fifths of the sentences out. Write more. Anxiety surging, I work on Sudoku; incarcerating suspected and rightly convicted numbers alike within black and white cells. Frustration seeping through the pages next to me, I tear them from my notebook and throw them […]