Rock the Continent: Metal Bands in Africa

The African continent has birthed several diverse and thriving rock scenes throughout the years, from Zamrock to Nigerian psychedelic rock. One of the most overlooked is the African metal scene. Check out some of the bands putting the Motherland on the rock map! Advertisements

Indigenous Heroines > Chris Columbus

Cities all over the country are finally denouncing Christopher Columbus Day a.k.a. “That Terrible Guy Who Didn’t Really Discover Shit” Day and we love it! But why stop there? Not only should we continue to support the national abolition of “That Terrible Guy Who Didn’t Really Discover Shit” Day but we should learn more about ancestors and…

17-Year Old Justin Lynch Breaks Barriers In the Swim World

The relationship between water and people of African-descent is a complex one filled with so much trauma but also spirituality and celebration. 17 year old Justin Lynch is tapping into the latter by shattering records and bringing diversity and excellence in the world of competitive swimming. On being a person of color in the sport he said,…

Have You Heard?: Chargaux

We have a very diverse taste in music, so you can imagine our joy after discovering Chargaux. This Brooklyn based duo is ear-candy to the extreme fusing hip-hop, classical, Indian traditional, and so much more in melodious mind-blowing waves. They have written for major artists like Kendrick Lamar, School Boy Q and J Cole. We’re so inspired by…

Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, Inc. Creates Haven in Philly

Arielle Johnson has finally made her dreams a reality. Last year she opened the doors of Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse Inc., a safe haven welcoming people of color in love with community events, coffee and comic books in the City of Brotherly Love. Spaces and narratives in the comic world are often dominated by white…

Representation For Black Boys Matters Too

Many people don’t realize that toys are one of the earliest ways we are trained in gender stereotypes. This is a conversation that’s especially heard when discussing feminism and girls, but what about Black boys? Jennifer Pierre found herself asking this same question and decided to answer it by creating Melanites, a line of dolls for…

Poet Kwyn Townsend Riley Gives Us The Ten PWI Commandments

Kywn gives us the PWI Ten Commandments and breaks down what WOC face on a daily basis at educational institutions. Whether it’s sexism, racism or micro-aggressions. She shares much TRUTH but also encourages black girls to hold their heads high embrace their magic!  

No Offense to Mrs. Morrison But…

Where are our bookworms? If you love amazing writers like Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Octavia Butler and Junot Diaz, why not expand your library with even more authors of color? Many people claim there just aren’t that many good ones out there but this list of ten writers will make you clap back at them with…

One of My Kind Shines In the Zine World

One of My Kind (OOMK) is an amazing London-based biannual Zine founded by three muslim womxn. OOMK dives into subjects like sense of belonging and identity specific but not exclusive to Muslim women. First created in 2003 the zine centers around the “imaginations, creativity and spirituality of women”. What do you think? Read More…

‘Sad Asian Girls Club’ Isn’t What You Think

When you first hear the name a different picture might come to mind but make no mistake, ‘Sad Asian Girls Club‘ is far from it. This collective of Asian graphic designers is breaking barriers through critical commentary on issues such as body image, fetishization, and colorism as Asian womxn. Get to know them below! Read…