Ayana Byrd

Natalie Baszile, wearing all white, speaks onstage during a "Queen Sugar" screening

'Queen Sugar' Author Natalie Baszile on Planting Sugar Cane, Riding a Zydeco Trail and Blessing the TV Remix

Before OWN made TV magic, her words told the struggle, beauty and realness of one fictional family that feels like many real ones.

Black woman sits in chair with messed up hair, she is flanked by two women

'Today' Committed a Crime Against Black Hair—Then Posted It Online

This now-viral video shows what happens when you combine live morning television with racial cluelessness.

Black Women and the Body Police

From Rachel Jeantel, who was treated like a criminal because of her size, to Renisha McBride, who literally lost her life because she was viewed as a threat, 2013 was a challenging year for black women's bodies.

What Gabby Sidibe's Cover Tells Us About "Looking Good" in Print

Editors talk about how--and why--they manipulate images of women.