Tips to Bag Your Quarantine Bae — and A Cuffing Playlist

It’s primetime for the cuffing season, as we begin to enter the season of love and a true day of passion, Valentine’s Day. Whether you already have a bae in mind or you’re dealing with your singledom as the holiday slowly arises. This is the perfect playlist to either get in your feelings or cozy […]

Twenty Years, Twenty Lessons: What I’ve Learned So Far Now That I’m 20

Last month, I celebrated my 20th birthday with some of the most important people in my life. I would have never imagined spending my birthday in the middle of a pandemic — nor would I have imagined typing this article in the comforts of my mother’s home. Regardless of the circumstances, I have still maintained some significant […]

Keama Official Sits Down With Temple Indigo

Preserving culture rests on the shoulders of artists. No matter the kind, whether orators, painters or designers, the stories that we tell create the culture that we embrace. It’s not created in department stores or on runways – it’s in our DNA, our hair, our skin, our homes and our places of worship. We have […]

One Thing From 2020 That Should Keep Going? Black Women Winning

We made it out of 2020.   Take some time to sit with that. Celebrate. You survived! Now that we’re past that whirlwind of a year, some people may want to forget it altogether. Others may look back on it and only see dismay and chaos. Being on “the other side” might make you want to […]

Black Girl Magic, Interrupted

Black women deserve to feel magical. Because we are. We’re beautiful, intelligent, resilient, and boundless. We’re also no strangers to hatred— for centuries, the world has been built around anti-Blackness, which befalls Black women in unique ways because of patriarchal oppression. The resistance to this intersectional subjugation has resulted in cultural moments like the Black Girl […]

How SZA’s ‘Hit Different’ Came For My Life…and My Entanglement

How SZA’s ‘Hit Different’ Came For My Life…and My Entanglement

I ain’t even gone hold ya….I’ve been craving an emotional connection that my casual partners do not provide me. I’m very keen on defining relationships and not crossing boundaries. If we have discussed our situation and have determined that we are just fucking, then we just fucking. Lol. Of course, we can have conversations outside […]

Celebrate Every Black Woman Or Leave Us Alone: Music, Awards & Palatability

Music genres — like award shows — have a history of boxing in mainstream artists, while excluding alternative artists. Within the last few years, genre-benders have forced nomination boards to develop new categories that accommodate their unique sound. And while these categories allow for a little more wiggle room, they still have an undertone of palatability. Between the media […]