Ayana Byrd

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.