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Zahira Kelly Creates #MaybeHeDoesn’tHitYou to Show Domestic Abuse Is More Than Physical

Zahira Kelly Creates #MaybeHeDoesn’tHitYou to Show Domestic Abuse Is More Than Physical

Domestic abuse can come in all forms, but many associate the act primarily with physical abuse. While you may not see scars or bruising, emotional and verbal abuse is just as harmful. Using the #MaybeHeDoesn’tHitYou hashtag, hundreds of women tweeted their stories of abuse. The tag, created by Afro-Latina artist and writer Zahira Kelly, went viral as stories of continuous emotional control and criticism flooded timelines. Kelly told The...

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Happy Mother’s Day: 4 Amazing Mujeres Share Why They Love Motherhood

Happy Mother’s Day: 4 Amazing Mujeres Share Why They Love Motherhood

Mother’s Day is a special occasion. While many celebrate the beauty of motherhood year round and on the daily, the observance allows for us to acknowledge and celebrate not only the women who brought us into this world, but those who have served as mother figures throughout our lives. For the women who now have the coveted title of “mom,” or “mama,” it’s a day to celebrate you, too! We tapped four Afro-Latina mothers, who are...

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‘The Stories of Us’ Tackles Black and Latino Relations Through Theater

‘The Stories of Us’ Tackles Black and Latino Relations Through Theater

Black-Latino relations in the U.S. are complicated. While our communities, which often parallel one another in culture, have similarities, man-made barriers, competition for jobs and socio-economic concerns have caused tension between both groups.  Despite the tension, beauty has been birthed from the relationship. Inspired by Black and Latino relations, recent UT graduate and author of the blog Black Girl, Latin World Jelisa Jay Robinson...

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5 Valuable Lessons From ‘CURLS Girls Rule The World’ Inaugural Luncheon

5 Valuable Lessons From ‘CURLS Girls Rule The World’ Inaugural Luncheon

I flock to spaces focused on empowerment and women, specifically Black women.  On a daily basis I consume –whether I flick on my TV, open up my laptop screen and scroll through my Twitter timeline – media that’s anti-women, anti-Black and anti-empowerment. I do everything in my power not to, but it happens. So, I was excited to break from a typical hectic day to step into a welcoming space designed by leading organic hair products company...

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