Cover Photo: a photograph of Maria Beatriz Nascimento
Photograph via Creative Commons

When Black Women Pay for Black Liberation With Our Lives

Black women have been killed for our beliefs for as long as Black people have been demanding the right to breathe.

Nascimento wrote: “The fact that [quilombo] existed as a loophole in the system in which blacks were morally subjected, projects a hope that similar institutions may act in the present alongside several other manifestations of reinforcing cultural identity.”

Tari is a journalist and photographer from Zimbabwe, based in Brasil. Her work has appeared in Vice, The Globe and Mail, Rookie Mag, Noisey,  SYFY, Broadly, The Fader, New York Magazine, Flare Magazine and Hazlitt. You can find more of her on Twitter @FungaiSJ.