As we revel in the young poet’s rising future, don’t forget there are other Black girls across the world who deserve to be uplifted

Black girl reading in front of her classmates at school.

Amanda Gorman, the youngest poet laureate, astounded America at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, delivering powerful words from her original work “The Hill We Climb.” …

Two white women holding a feminism sign.

For Black women, we understand all too well that there is a Rachel Nichols that we have encountered in the workplace. …

Many white teens are obsessed with using the N-word. Yes, that ugly, harmful word seems to effortlessly roll off of the tongues of white teens, especially within private, independent schools. And, when these acts are called out, schools seem to do nothing about them. …

The time is now. Your children are watching.

A little over a year ago, we collectively witnessed the murder of George Floyd, which ignited America’s racial reckoning across the globe. The stain of the summer of 2020 reverberates with the continued presence of two justice systems in America: one for White people and one for Black people. This…

Today, is exactly a year to the date that we all bore witness to the murder of George Floyd. In the months that immediately followed there seemed to be a sense of urgency by white people to lean into learning about systemic racism, including leaning into the work of anti-racism.

The summer of 2020 will be memorialized as a moment of truth for America; the summer that illuminated the ills of racial injustice. The day had finally arrived. The day in which white people awakened from eternal slumber, realizing their responsibility in solving the Rubik’s cube of racism. …

January 6th, 2021 will be remembered as one of the darkest moments in American history. I watched in dismay as domestic terrorists stormed the people’s house, the US Capitol, an insurrection on American soil. I watched as a violent mob pushed through barricades, scaling walls, smashing windows, making it inside…

Last week marked the six anniversary of when Tamir Rice was murdered by police in Ohio for playing with a toy gun. Tamir was only 12 years old. 12. Many of us may remember 12 as a magical time of wonder and surprise. A time in which we dreamed, discovered…

The Unapologetic Black Love Story of Love Island’s Justine Ndiba and Caleb Corprew

Love Island Season II Winners, Justine Ndiba & Caleb Corprew.

The summer of 2020 will be remembered as a year of pain, suffering, and unrest in the call for justice with the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd forever etched on the psyche. Black people had to oscillate between living with the stark reality of what it means to…

Illustration: Marcus Torres

On the night of the election as the nation awaited the results, I went to bed with a deep pit in my stomach. I was uneasy because the 2020 presidential election was too close for my comfort. Although a projected winner had yet to be announced, sweeping across America was…

Ralinda Watts

Author+Diversity Expert +Consultant+Creative +Podcaster at the intersection of Race, Identity, Culture, & Justice. Let’s be in conversation. #RalindaSpeaks

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