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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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The Women Caping For R. Kelly, Cosby And Kavanaugh Are Appalling Iterations Of Ride-Or-Die Chicks

Bill Cosby, R. Kelly and Brett Kavanaugh are men who are cut from the same cloth, and their women supporters are the thread that binds them, helping to stitch rape culture into the fabric of America. The sexually charged, predatory behavior they have been accused of is trash, and they've been put on full blast with good reason.Recently, each has been forced to deal with a reckoning...

How This Former Teen Mom Is Giving Back To Young Mothers In Her Community

With so much focus going toward the state of national politics and social injustice, attention to other community issues wane; almost to the point many people assume that certain concerns no longer exist. However, for many people this is far from true. Take teen pregnancy, for example. Campaign ads are not as visible as they once were, after New York City’s teen pregnancy-shaming...

5 Things I Care About More Than Botham Jean Having Bud In His Crib

Whenever the justification of white criminality intersects with black bodies, a loss of innocence is sure to follow. Botham Jean is the latest black man to succumb to such violence and personal scrutiny — posthumously.Jean was gunned down at his home in Dallas earlier this month by Officer Amber Guyger , who claimed the death of the 26-year-old was a mishap that occurred after she...