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Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah and the Necessity of the Black Woman Critic

"We don't always hear about the people who we know as legends in the ways that they were very true to themselves. I'm more interested in the moments when they were uncompromising and they were fearless” - Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. Black art (music, literature, fine art, etc.) does not get the nuanced, adeptly researched analysis it deserves. It's a fact Solange touched on in a series of...

These 13 quotes are the major keys on being self-reliant

Self-reliance is an understanding of one's ability to define and determine the self. That understanding is a difficult one to reach as a black woman, but for these 13 women they not only reached it but articulated it so well. Often times our paths are obstructed by the looming presence of a society whose existence seems rooted in keeping us down. But, as Maya Angelou reminded us, we...

'Underground' is a must-see new series — here's why

Underground is WGN’s new breakout series about a group of "slaves who plan a daring escape from a Georgia plantation to cross 600 miles to freedom." With only four episodes in, Underground has proven to be unlike any other slave narrative we've seen on screen. The series, which is co-produced by John Legend, also features an ensemble cast with actors like Aldis Hodge (Noah) and Jurnee...