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3 Black Ruth Lilly fellows you'll want to know

Established in 1989, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship has monetarily awarded accomplished US poets between the ages of 21 and 31 to encourage their continued study of writing and poetry. At its inception, two fellowships in the amount of $15,000 were awarded. Following a 2013 gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund, the fellowship amount increased to $25,800 and the number...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: 5 black women engineers we look up to

  Only fourteen percent of STEM professionals are women. That’s without factoring in race, sexuality, cisnormativity, disability and other factors that further isolate individuals in such a hegemonic field. While many organizations, including Google  and the White House, have launched programs geared toward training and employing more women and girls in STEM fields, the...

#BlackMusicMonth: Blair E. Smith Talks Black Feminist Poetry and Hip-Hop

Days after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges,  I was sitting on a blow-up mattress in my friend’s studio apartment when Blair E. Smith, otherwise known as DJ Be, sat down across from me. There were about ten of us there, and we’d all met at a Richmond, Virginia rally in response to Zimmerman’s acquittal. This was the first of a series of meetings about organizing within our...