Black Women

three book covers side by side the first is as the fire grows by Dina Gilio-Whitacker, second Fearing the Black Body by Sabrina Strings and third Superior by Angela Saini

#ColorlinesReads: Get Some Perspective With These 5 Books

These engaging titles unravel myths surrounding resistance movements, settler colonialism and racist pseudoscience.

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Q&A: How These Oregon Leaders Are Empowering Black Women in the Criminal Justice System

Colorlines talks to Abbey Stamp and O’Nesha Cochran, two women at the forefront of revolutionary change in their community.

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'I'm Black and That's Not Going to Happen': A Queer Black Femme on the Mueller Report [OP-ED]

National LGBTQ Task Force’s Candace Bond-Theriault says it never made sense for Black folks, queer folks and feminists of color to put faith in the Mueller report because they know better.

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10 Books by Writers of Color That Embrace Self-Love, Resilience and Authenticity

From poetry to memoir, self-help to commentary, let these spring reads enrich your mind and spirit.

Lori Lightfoot. A Black woman with short hair stands with her hands up whle wearing a red blazer and white shirt. She is surrounded by celebrating Black people.

Chicago Elects First Black Lesbian Mayor—But Not All Progressives See It As a Victory

Various activists, including online movement #StopLightfoot, say Lori Lightfoots record is harmful to members of the Black, immigrant and LGBTQ communities.

Two women of color stand next to each other in front of a staircase in the country, each holding vegetables and fruit that appear to be plucked fresh from a garden.

Food Heaven Made Easy Aims to Increase Access to Health and Wellness

Wendy Lopez and Jessica Jones want Black people to see their bodies and their needs reflected in conversations about wellness.

Lupita Nyong'o. A Black woman with long braids wearing a white shirt stands behind a large movie poster with a burgundy background with a photo of a little Black girl with straight hair and a red blouse.

Lupita Nyong'o Leads 'Us' to Biggest Opening Weekend Ever for a Black Woman

Jordan Peele’s sophomore smash is breaking records and barriers.

A black woman paints a large canvas on an easel in front of her, drop clothes cover the floor and behind her is a table with open bottles of paint and brused. An elegant balck chandelier hangs from a high ceiling overhead.

Artist Elizabeth Colomba Centers Black Women in Western-Style Portraits

The painter’s sumptuous portraits cast Black women as the focal point in a period where they were often ignored.

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From Fyre Fest to Theranos, the Invisible Racial Subtext of Raising Capital [Op-Ed]

Lynnise Pantin, director of the Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic at Columbia Law School, argues that it is possible to create an environment that prioritizes equality of access to capital for entrepreneurs of color.

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READ: On 'Shrill,' Black Characters Are Portrayed With Rare Complexity

The new Hulu series is one of the rare TV worlds in which Black women have full lives outside of their friendship with the lead character.

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New Website Maps Systems That Oppress Black Women and Girls

Color of Change launched BlackWomenToo.com in tandem with the airing of “Surviving R. Kelly.”

Social Media Site Twitter Debuts On The New York Stock Exchange

New Study Confirms That Black Women Are Most Abused Group on Twitter

Amnesty International hopes Twitter will use the findings to make women safer online.

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Hollywood's Black Women Who Brunch Are Ready to Step Into Their Power

More than 60 members of the entertainment networking group gathered to discuss how they navigate racism and sexism for The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 issue.

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Black Women Animate Partners with Cartoon Network for Boot Camp

The group is working to get Black women in the door in the animation industry.

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Author Q&A: How Hard History and Healthy Friendships Will Save Us All

In “Zora and Me: Cursed Ground,” author T.R. Simon holds a mirror up to young Black people so that they can bear witness to their own courage, strength and magic.

Dozens of people hold and rally around a massive red sheet with "We believe all survivors" printed on it in navy blue.

This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

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How You Can Support Black Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other women in the United States.

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Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe Reunite for 'Queen & Slim'

The “Insecure” director adapts the Emmy winner’s script about a Black couple that kills a police officer in self-defense.

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Essence and Queen Latifah Unveil $20 Million Fund for Artists of Color

The Essence Creators and Makers Fund will support artists who make content for women of color.

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Black Women: We're Not Superheroes, We're Human

While Therese Patricia Okoumou’s Statue of Liberty protest inspired praise, Black women want you to know that they are not here to save you.