stressed black woman in office
1024 683 Deseré Cross

This is What Happened When My Co-worker Cracked an Imaginary Whip

This is the fourth and final installment of the four-part series “Thriving While Black.” My team had just finished our weekly editorial planning, and post meeting chatter was in full…

read more
1024 681 Deseré Cross

Friending While Black is Like Walking an Infinite Line Between Black and White

This is the third installment of the four-part series “Thriving While Black.” My co-worker told me I was a cat person. We were carpooling from a happy hour session, jamming…

read more
dance party
1024 640 Deseré Cross

An Inside Look Into the Night I Experienced Dance Floor Gentrification

This is the second installment of the four-part series “Thriving While Black.” After living in Austin for almost a year, Ive accepted the fact that no matter where I go…

read more
900 600 Malia

#SayHerName: Black Women Face Police Brutality Too!

Trayvon Martin. Mike Brown. Eric Garner.  Tamir Rice. Freddie Gray.  and countless other African -American men who have gained the media’s attention, and those who haven’t, are the force behind the “Black Lives Matter” movement.   For years, black voices have been silenced and overlooked when it came to the injustice experienced by the hands of…

read more
1024 709 Malia

Kadra Mohamed is the First Police Woman in Minnesota to Actively Wear Her Hijab, While on Duty!

  Kadra Mohamed is a 23-year-old black girl who rocks! With religious and race relations being at the forefront of political discussion, she is bringing up the conversation, and opening the doors for Muslim women who want to take up a profession in law-enforcement. Via Hello Beautiful (By: Danielle Young) Mohamed first came into our…

read more