Women Behind the Mic: The Sisterhood of Hip Hop

by Cynthia Vasquez Hip-hop has always been recognized as a predominantly male-dominated industry, with men at the forefront of every magazine cover, interview, and award ceremony during its zenith. However, as the saying goes, behind every great man is an equally great woman; and the sisterhood that exists in mainstream rap culture is now coming forward to voice…

Lena Waithe: Making History at the 2017 Emmys

Lena Waithe, “The Master of None” star best known for her character Denise, became the first African American woman to take home an Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series. She received endless recognition for co-writing the “Thanksgiving” episode of “Master of None” where Waithe writes about her coming out story as a lesbian….

Black Excellence at the 2017 Emmys

Here are our favorite Black Excellence looks from last nights Emmys Red Carpet! All photos via VanityFair Photographers: John Shearer, Frazer Harrison, and Steve Granitz.

Inclusion: Letter From the Editors

Dear Readers, In New York City back in 1972, Labyris, the city’s first women’s bookstore was opened. There was the birthplace of the slogan, “The Future is Female”. The women who founded the bookstore and slogan were lesbian separatists who believed that lesbians should be separated from communities of men and heterosexuals either temporarily or…