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Ida Harris Ida Harris


Ida Harris is a current News Editor for Blavity. She is a native New Yorker, sowing seeds in Atlanta. She is savvy with standard English, but poetic with Black Vernacular. She's been known to f*ck up some Oxford commas. When she is not reciting Trap music quotables, she’s writing for The Root, Elle, USA TODAY, DAME magazine and MyBrownBaby. Follow her Twitter, Instagram, and Word2MUVA column.

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These 11 Black British Trailblazers Lit The Way For Other Black Folks In The UK

Blackness in its many forms is often overlooked. For that reason, Black folks are open to a celebration of ourselves for whatever reason whenever the wind blows. We celebrate #BlackGirlMagic, #BlackBoyJoy, #BlackPresident, #BlackHistoryMonth and #BlackHollywood. Blackness is forever lit.  The noticeable thing about many of the Black hashtags is Americaness reigns supreme. Rarely...

7 Ways You Can Tell A Black Grandmama Raised You

Labor Day is not only a national holiday honoring America's labor movement, but also the mark of summer's end and the end of wearing whites as decreed by Black grandmothers far and wide. Does it even matter? Perhaps not, but you never challenge grandma law. No one does. You do as she says (never as she does) and respect her gangster otherwise known as grandma wisdom. A Black...