The following is an excerpt of New Children’s Book Teaches Black Boys to Treat Black Girls With Respect written by Zahara Hill for Black Voices: Artist Lawrence Lindell wanted black girls to know they have much more value than a lack of media visibility and derisive comments from peers may lead them to believe. “We […]Read more "From Black Boy With Love"
I often think she’d be so pretty without all the extras. But then again, she would probably look + act like a totally different person, so who knows? Society has us all fucked up.. Her eyebrows took up 2/3rds of her face and her lashes seemed to be reaching for both brows in an attempt to […]Read more "ego vs."
When a man tells a Black woman that she looks mixed as a form of endearment, he is insinuating that her beauty comes from the (allegedly) non-Black part of her. All they’re effectively saying is: You’re too beautiful to just be Black. Oh, but I am. We aren’t beautiful in spite of our Blackness; we […]Read more "Blackness"