I Am Black and Beautiful {Repost}

By Micky ScottBey Jones | Twitter: @iammickyjones Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2016. ______________________________ I am black and beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the curtains of Solomon. (Song of Solomon 1:5) There is a word in that verse more important than the rest. It is nestled in […]

A Poem for Little Black Girls

By Rachel Meier  A note from Rachel’s mother: My daughter is Congolese-Canadian. She is 12 1/2 years old and has been deeply affected by recent events in the United States. She was frustrated that we couldn’t attend the protest in Vancouver last night, but we watched the news footage of it and other protests around […]

Owning the Power of My Name 

By Lindiwe Mpofu | @bylimbo The meaning of my first name Lindiwe translates to “the one we have waited for.” My grandmother named me after my mother endured seemingly endless hours of a complicated labor that threatened to take both our lives.  Each time I reach a major milestone, my mother retells the story of […]

A Blessing for These Strange and Fearful Times

Hello, Beloved. We wanted to check in with you. How are you doing? Are you worried? Perplexed? Frozen because of fear? Crippled because of anxiety? Confused how to feel? Numb? Vulnerable? We know, these are strange and wild times. So many questions and not enough answers. As the world seemingly swells with fear, remember this—Love […]

The Parable Of The Brown Girl

Here is an excerpt from Khristi Lauren Adams’s new book “Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color.” In this book, Khristi introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope girls of color hold. Instead of relegating these young women of color to the margins, she brings their stories front and […]