The Miscalculation of the Black Woman

Her Own Beat's Note: I wrote this article the night that Simone Manuel won her Olympic gold medal. I wanted to post this immediately, but I had submitted for publication  so I had to wait. It has been more than two weeks, but I believe that essence of this article still rings true. As a … Continue reading The Miscalculation of the Black Woman

We Should All Be Feminists

Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: We must raise our daughters differently. We must … Continue reading We Should All Be Feminists

5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa

From the One.org Blog: 5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa We’ve chosen five thought-provoking TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa in just one hour. From the dangers of stereotyped perceptions of the continent, to entrepreneurship and business, to health and education, these five inspiring … Continue reading 5 TED talks that will change the way you think about Africa