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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 MyBrownBaby.com, DAME magazine and USA Today. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Word2MUVA column.

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Why I View Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' As Black Art Imitating White Fantasies

If you have not watched Childish Gambino's "This Is America" music video about 50-11 times, you have not fully engaged it--and you may have missed some things. The video is worthy of being paused, rewound, fast-forwarded and replayed with and without volume. As with all art, Gambino's artistic production deserves many lenses to gain a better perspective of its meaning....

Stevante Clark Lost His Brother. Forget Respectability And Stop Policing His Grief.

Stevante Clark's anger these days runs deep, like most black people after the news that yet another black life has been snuffed out by unjustified police violence.His brother, Stephon Clark, was fatally shot by Sacramento police officers on March 18 in his grandmother's backyard. Stephon was only 22 years old, and the father of two young children. In the days that followed...

Linda Brown, Who Was At Center Of Brown V. Board Of Education Supreme Court Case, Dies At 75

Linda Brown, who was at the center of Brown v. Board of Education Supreme court case, died Sunday in her hometown of Topeka, Kansas. She was 75, CNN reported.In 1954, the groundbreaking Supreme Court decision marked a pivotal point in American history by declaring racial segregation in schools to be unconstitutional.Brown’s father, Oliver, became involved in the case...