Hi, I'm Char! (my friends call me CiCi). I'm just you're everyday Brooklyn-based journalist. I'm a stutterer. I love chinese food, Beyonce and all things Seinfeld!

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Society Doesn't Let Black Women Be Angry

I remember the moment I realized that I wasn't allowed to be angry. My roommates and I were surprised to learn that the gas company had overcharged us — by a lot. I called the company, calmly and pol...
By Char Adams

A Rap Beef Is Just What The Black Community Needs

Every hip-hop fan loves a good beef. And much to our pleasure, the weekend brought the beginnings of an all-out rap feud between Nicki Minaj and reemerging, longtime favorite Remy Ma. The beef between...
By Char Adams

I'm A Black Woman Who Doesn't Want Kids

A few weeks ago, I found myself engaged in an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. We were talking about children and, after I mentioned that I don’t want any, there was a notable shift in ...
By Char Adams

How Trump's New Executive Orders Hurt Black People

President Donald Trump signed three new executive orders last week, vowing to "restore safety for the American people." He has used that word — "safety" — many times in recent weeks. I'm not so sure h...
By Char Adams

Celebrating Black History Month Is My Resistance

The rise of President Donald Trump and his cohorts has led civil rights icon Jesse Jackson to a terrifying conclusion: “50 years of civil rights have been threatened." The legendary civil rights activ...
By Char Adams

Don't Blame WOC For "Dividing" The Movement

Dozens of amazing photos came out of the Women’s March on Washington. But my favorite showed activist Angela Peoples nonchalantly sucking on a lollipop while holding a sign that read, “Don’t Forget: W...
By Char Adams

To Every White Woman Attending The Women's March

In the weeks leading up to the Women’s March on Washington, Brooklyn-based activist ShiShi Rose penned a moving letter to “white allies” planning to attend. Rose wrote that while many have viewed the ...
By Char Adams

Trump's Election Is A Call To Action

I did not sleep much on Tuesday night. With Donald Trump inching his way toward the presidency every hour and Twitter users prematurely declaring Hillary Clinton's defeat, I got about three hours of s...
By Char Adams

4 Anti-Feminist Things I've Heard In Church

As a Christian, I've sat in a number of different churches over the years, from Catholic to non-denominational, and I’ve had the privilege of experiencing many different preaching styles. And although...
By Char Adams

I'm A Christian Feminist, Because Jesus Loves Women, and We Should, Too

I've been a Christian for as long as I can remember — and, even though I may not have realized it at the time, I've been a feminist for just as long. Growing up, I was never spoon-fed scriptures about...
By Char Adams

6 Black Girl Magic Moments in 'Lemonade'

On Saturday Beyoncé blessed the world with
By Char Adams

"You Talk Like A White Girl" Isn't A Compliment

I was talking to a friend of mine a few weeks ago, and I asked about his first impression of me. With a smile, he told me that I, among other things, "talk like a white girl," am "white-girl friendly"...
By Char Adams