Black Muslim Women On Protest, Faith, and Justice During Ramadan

'After all I had seen and witnessed — through all the pain, the violence, the sorrow, the death — Islam remained a constant for me'

Why Ramadan Is More Important To Me Than Ever

'Inflammatory rhetoric against Islam is everywhere. It is is hurtful and trying. Yet I am hopeful'

Here's The First Official Scary Clown Sighting Of 2019

Thankfully, there was no red balloon in sight

How To Be A Better Partner To A Sexual Assault Survivor

'Support, to me, looks like acceptance. And to take it a step further, not only accepting but embracing what happened and how it shaped me'

Who Benefits From Dress Codes? Almost Always, It's People In Power

The context surrounding what is 'appropriate' attire is rooted in respectability politics — and it's time to dismantle those norms

The Digital Gig Economy Can Help A Lot Of People. It Can Also Feel Like A Trap

'We’re ending up with these two tiers of workers — the individuals who are working on demand and the people who are doing the demanding'

Howard University Students Should Not Have To Ask for Their Space to Be Respected

'The safety of [The Yard] is important, but the safety of the space is important in context'

How Nipsey Hussle's Community Is Keeping His Activism Going

'Before Nipsey, many of us believed a myth that you have to be rich before you give back.'

Inside The Photography Book Honoring The American Transmasculine Community

'As I met and photographed more people, it really became apparent to me how important what I was doing in celebrating and validating these individuals.'

Meet River Gallo, The GLAAD Award-Winning Trailblazer Fusing Activism And Art

'It really feels like a calling to me. I feel like the most myself now'

A Goth In China Was Barred From The Subway Because Of Her Makeup

Around the world, goths fought back with a hashtag in solidarity

Muslims Reflect On The Power Of Jummah Following The New Zealand Attacks

'You feel a sense of community and that you belong somewhere'

9 Totally Legal Ways The Collegiate System Is Rigged In Favor Of Higher-Income Students

No bribery required

These Style Powerhouses Are Using Fashion To Change The World Around Them

'To belong to political advocacy groups is all about learning and hearing and compromising and collaborating because there’s common ground'

Why Is Mental Health Still Taboo In the Black Community?

Clarkisha Kent, Kat Blaque, Kendrick Sampson, Kodie Shane, and Rashad Jennings come together for MTV News's Sound On.

Not Everyone Can Be 'Self-Made' — And That's OK

There's more that goes into the title — and who is allowed to own it — than many people realize

A Guy Tried (And Failed) To Do The Math On How Many Tampons You Should Use Per Period

'Seven tampons per cycle' doesn't seem right

Flint, MI Hasn't Had Clean Water In Over 1700 Days. Jaden Smith Wants To Help

The musician donated a Water Box filtration system through Just Water

10 Ways To Compliment Somebody That Have Nothing To Do With Their Body

Because "skinny" should never be a metric of someone's worth.

5 Ways To Keep Your Social Feeds From Destroying Your Mental Health

Logging off isn't always possible, but boundaries can help

Why Stans Are Posting Selfies and Stepping Out Into the Mainstream

As stanning became normalized, so did being one

Andrew Johnson, Alan Maloney, and the Reckoning With Racism Against Black Hair

The incident between Johnson and Maloney falls within a history of how Black people have been treated in America.

‘They Live Among Us’ Meme Exposes The Heathens That Constantly Surround Us

Find the unpopular opinions. Can't find them?

8 Questions To Ask Yourself To Determine If You're A Local Or A Stan

Am I a local? Am I a stan?