A Visual History of Art, Life, and Politics on the South Side of Chicago

Haters and headlines have a lot to say about the South Side of Chicago, but they don’t tell the whole story. The South Side is one of the most culturally rich African-American enclaves in the United States: a place that has molded cultural icons like Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, and Common, as well as movers and…

Equal Pay for Equal Laughs: #TimesUp Meeting Reveals Tracee Ellis Ross Paid ‘Significantly Less’ Than Anthony Anderson

At a recent meeting of Time’s Up, the initiative spearheaded by Hollywood actresses with the aim of addressing sexual assault and workplace harassment and inequality, there was a lot said about Tracee Ellis Ross getting paid “significantly less” than her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson.

For Colored Girls in Their 30s and 40s Who Feel Like Life May Have Passed Them By

In the predawn quiet before the world reanimated itself, my phone lit up, announcing an incoming call from a friend I absolutely love. She’s an early riser like me, so we have high-energy conversations at obnoxious hours of the morning when everyone else is still asleep. But I was on deadline this particular day, so I…

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In the Conversation Around Campus Rape, Who Is Held Accountable--and Who Does the Accounting?

Sexual assault at universities is tied to some major American social issues of the day. Feminism. Intersectionality. Privilege. Factual feelings. Campus liberalism. The alt-right backlash. Transgender bathrooms (some have argued they must be shut down to protect women from being assaulted by libidinous perverts).…