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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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5 Iconic Toni Morrison Books And Quotes That Highlight Her Contribution To Blackness

Chloe Ardelia Wofford was born February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, and died August 5, 2019 in New York City. She was globally known as the literary icon Toni Morrison. She was more personally considered a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, auntie, mentor, teacher and friend. She was and will always be Black excellency.For many Black communities, Morrison is the mother of the Black...

Cyntoia Brown Is Finally Free. Chrystul Kizer Should Be, Too.

There is nothing sweet at the intersection of human trafficking and inappropriate relationships for underage Black girls.It is not the consenting or negotiable space that ill-informed people would have themselves believe. It is a crossway of power and impuissance, paternalism and subservience, and perversion and desperation, between a manipulative adult and a child. Associations that...

9 Black-Led Residencies And Fellowships Every Creative Should Know About

Point 'Em Out is an editorial series where Blavity explores the latest and the greatest in Black art. Thanks to modern-day technology, we get to be virtual consumers of yesterday's icons and today’s most innovative Black artwork, and — if we're lucky — the Black geniuses who produce them.Malcolm Gladwell, the notable Outliers author, has convinced many...