I’ve spent much of my formative years seeking to uncover more about the ways in which Blackness and disability intersect. Often, I found myself surrounded by nothing but elaborate stories of Blackness that were undeniably-wonderful, but all, able-bodied.
Almost six years ago, Cori Bush stood at the front lines of Ferguson protests over the police shooting death of Michael Brown. Now, she stands to be the first Black Lives Matter activist to win a congressional seat.
A massive mushroom cloud formed after a deafening blast flattened Beirut’s port and blew out windows of apartment buildings miles away. Tonight, residents in Lebanon’s capital dig through carnage and debris.
Youth incarceration is a serious issue for Black girls. As is the case of Grace, a special needs high schooler who served months in a detention center after not completing online work during a pandemic. Lisa Durden gets into this issue on her podcast.
Behind every morsel of food are hands that cultivate the crops and culture to mold the methods that make them. In this photo story, we give face to those who harvest, cultivate and prepare food for the people.