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Ida Harris Ida Harris


Ida Harris is a current News Editor for Blavity. She is a native New Yorker, sowing seeds in Atlanta. She is savvy with standard English, but poetic with Black Vernacular. She's been known to f*ck up some Oxford commas. When she is not reciting Trap music quotables, she’s writing for The Root, Elle, USA TODAY, DAME magazine and MyBrownBaby. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Word2MUVA column.

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MLK Is Our Hero, But Bayard Rustin Was The Real MVP

Each year on MLK Day, we commemorate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Decades after his death, his life is still worthy of our praise mostly because he lost it fighting for the quality of ours. We certainly enjoy the twisted freedoms of Dr. King’s demise. We have access to voting, albeit suppressed, we can take up residence in diverse communities, if we can afford, and...

This Image Expertly Breaks Down The Cycle Of Rape Black Women Face And How To Help Stop It

Who taught you to hate Black women? Really, it’s a valid question on any day. But coming fresh off a three-day trauma-f**k that was watching Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly followed by reading sexual assault and rape apologist commentary, it’s an especially urgent question.The commitment and time people put into vilifying Black women and girls for their own...

10 Innanet Challenges That Should Have Never Been A Thing

Ain't nothing like a good challenge to test your gangster or a set of skills you might possess, but how far are we willing to go? The latest internet phenomenon, the Bird Box Challenge, derived from the film of the same name.The movie Bird Box became popular over the 2018 winter holidays. Since its premier, the film has become notable for its blindfold scenes. Some people have...