Author: Kehinde Thurman

“When you make pain look this good it never wears out.” Mara Brock Akil has long been known for her beautifully and brutally honest depictions of Black female life. Her hit show Girlfriends gave us a glimpse of what it is like to live life as...

  Life Behind the Veil just wrapped up a year-long workshop series with Lincoln College. The series, "They Told You To Go To College, Now What?" was designed to decrease risk factors/increase protective factors that impact retention with a focus on students of color, women and...

Rewind “You bet not come home without a pack of cigarettes.” I was about 14 when my aunt uttered those words as I left the family compound on the Southside of Chicago. Admittedly, I didn’t give much thought to what she said at that moment. It later...