Unpacking the colorism and controversy surrounding the Broadway musical turned HBO MAX film…

Harlem will always be my favorite section of Manhattan, but Washington Heights holds a special place in my heart, and it had everything to do with the culture. Having lived there for several years back when I…

I fell in love with Rachel True after I saw her play Rochelle in The Craft. Rochelle was the lone Black girl in a white girl witch squad and I could not relate more — with the tokenism, not the witch squad. I was thirteen and begged my mom to…

From baking to bedding, the Brooklyn-based visionary is claiming space in home and lifestyle…

image: photo of Danielle Moore in a bathtub that’s filled with African-print pillows. Photo courtesy of instagram.com/bkchefdanielle

When I met Danielle Moore in 2010, she was a popular Brooklyn-based baker, known for baking cakes and pastries. Before shows like Cupcake Wars and Nailed It was trending, Danielle was known as the go-to baker…

Solange’s last album. Patti’s Pies. Self-care. That’s a short list of life’s joys that are misunderstood…

image: Audre Lorde, wearing black glasses, a tight afro, and a button down coat. Beside her is one of her famous quotes, ‘Caring for myself is not a self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.’

Most people see me as a high vibing, ‘the glass is half full’ kind of girl. I’ll admit, as a self-employed writer who often travels, my life is pretty charming. I spend my days…

They startin’ real early, y’all…

I was hoping to stride into 2020 leaving (at least a little) misogynoir behind us. Of course, America’s not having that. Not to suggest that Black women should never be a target — I mean, we are human. But, damn, why we always gotta be…

When non-Black women decided that they would go from antagonizer to ally in the name of ‘helping’ Black womxn, we should have known better…

image: Google search image of the Oxford definition of the word ‘ally’. The noun definition; a state cooperating with another for a military of other purpose. The verb definition; combine or unite a resource or commodity with (anther) for mutual benefit. e.g. “he allied his racing expeirnience with his father’s business acumen.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Non-Black women declaring that they would take their privilege and whip it into lean, mean, white supremacist…

Tamela J. Gordon

Writer. Feminist. Advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS.

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