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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Why Christians Are Staying Silent About White Supremacy

White supremacists wreaked havoc on Charlottesville over the weekend, when violence erupted from a "Unite the Right" march, leaving three people dead, and 34 injured. Politicians, journalists, activists and social media users alike began speaking ou…
By Char Adams

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 politely asking the customer service representative w…
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 the women goes back about 10 years — the public f…
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 his tone. “How could you, a beautiful Black woman,…
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 he knows what the word means. One of the new execu…
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 activist lamented Trump’s attempt to repeal the Afforda…
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: White Women Voted for Trump.” Fifty-one percent of …
By Char Adams

Living with Colorism As A Brown-Skinned Girl

I do not remember the moment I became jealous of my older sister. I think it was a gradual change, as though I grew into it. As a kid, I did not understand why I felt negatively toward my sister; all I knew was that she was “pretty” and I was not. My…
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 I have had many pleasant experiences with many di…
By Char Adams

I'm A Christian Feminist

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 my status and supposed purpose as a woman. But my…
By Char Adams

I Stopped Trying to Hide My Stutter

I’ve been a stutterer for as long as I can remember. Well, I actually began stuttering when I was eight years old, but I honestly can’t remember what my speech was like the years before, in my fluent days. The National Stuttering Association defines …
By Char Adams