Written by Yasmeen Mayes. Edited by Natalie Jenkins.

At Howard University, a private research university with a main campus that sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington, DC, Maya Hairston found a place where she was validated. …


Written by Yasmeen Mayes. Edited by Natalie Jenkins.

For 194 years, the Black press has been a gold mine of Black history. Made by and for Black Americans in the United States, it has been a relentless defender of African Americans and recorded some of the most detailed moments in…


By Yasmeen Mayes and Natalie Jenkins

While working as a marketing employee at Microsoft in 2015, Anthony Clay observed a simple truth: Black employees lacked the same opportunities given to their non-Black counterparts. While this may come as no surprise, presenting this simple truth to executives at Microsoft would steer…


By Yasmeen Mayes and Natalie Jenkins

When we were children, we all had big dreams of what we would do and who we would become as adults. We fantasized about the ways that we would change the trajectory of the universe and bring peace on earth. For most of us…

Yasmeen Mayes

Program Manager and graduate student @DrexelUniv. Here for uplifting underrepresented voices, extraordinary stories, and all things beautiful.

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