Black Lotus: The Best Memoir On Racial Identity This Year.

“How do you stop a n***er from jumping on the bed?” asked Sil Lai Abrams’ younger sister. “You put Velcro on the ceiling!” As they both roared with laughter, Sil Lai’s father came charging into the room and said, “I don’t know why you’re laughing, Sil Lai, you’re one,” stopping them in their tracks. This is how ...

7 Facts Every Black Woman Should Know About Childbirth

A girlfriend gets pregnant and the first thing we do is break out the confetti and start planning the baby shower. And while that's great because a bun in the oven is definitely cause for celebration, like many things in this country, black women’s experience with childbirth is uniquely different than any other group, and there's ...