A pedestrian walks past a mural reading: "When out of your home, Wear a mask over your mouth and nose," during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
2020 Was a Dumpster-Fire Year. Here Are Nine Lessons I’m Taking With Me Into 2021.

The past year was fraught with pain and loss, but it also taught us a lot about politics, society, and the power of saying "No."

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The Racist Roots of Georgia’s Runoff Elections

Flipping these Senate seats will also send a strong signal to the state of Georgia that white supremacists can pass all of the voter suppression laws they want, but they will not out-vote us.

Members of the Georgia Tech Womens basketball team, hold voting signs outside of McCamish Pavillion which served as a polling place on Election Day in Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
It Won’t Be a Landslide for Biden in Georgia. I’m Still Hopeful for Our Democracy.

As a Black woman in Georgia, these are the election results I'm already celebrating.

Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris’ Debate Performance Was a Reminder of What Black Women Deal With Every Day

The 2020 vice-presidential debate was a welcome change from what we witnessed last week. But the niceties didn't last long.

Joe Biden
Joe Biden Stutters. I Do Too. So Do More Than 3 Million Americans.

While some people saw the former vice president’s difficulty getting his words out as a sign of his age, I saw someone who was trying not to stutter while being verbally attacked.

President Donald Trump speaks to the White House conference on American History at the National Archives museum, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
This Is What’s ‘Un-American’: Not Recognizing the Stark Realities of Being Black in the US

The president has repeatedly tried to portray recognizing the stark realities of being Black in America as "unpatriotic."

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Celebrate 100 Years of the 19th Amendment by Remembering the Black Women Who Fought for Us

When people speak of the women’s suffrage movement, they speak of a middle to upper-class white women’s movement that disregarded Black women.