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ELIXHER | December 20, 2014

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STYLE PROFILE: Blair of RockCity LookBook

December 9, 2014 |

Looking for a way to put Detroit fashion on the map, Blair Watts created rockcity lookbook to showcase the style of her hometown. Read More

Writing the Next Chapter: Q&A With Urban Folk Musician JackLucy

December 8, 2014 |

ELIXHER contributor Kristen McCallum caught up with musician JackLucy about her EP, being queer in the music industry, and more. Read More

Black Transgender Woman Shot and Killed While Pounding on Door For Help

December 5, 2014 |

All Black lives matter. Deshawnda Sanchez, 21, a transgender woman was shot several times and killed on the front porch of a South Los Angeles home as she pounded on the door for help from her killer.Read More

What Resiliency Looks Like: Six Videos to Give You Strength

December 5, 2014 |

Need some sustenance during this painful and enraging time? These Black and queer poets, performers, and activists will feed your spirit.Read More

Today Is Not a Day to Give Up

December 4, 2014 | 1

A grand jury has decided not to indict the cop that killed Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man, using an illegal chokehold maneuver. Oakland-based writer khoLi reminds us why we must not…why we cannot give up.Read More

Building Power and a Movement: Beyond Blackout Black Friday

December 3, 2014 | 1

We’re excited to launch The ELIXHER Index, a directory that features restaurants, retailers, organizations, and more owned by Black lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender women. To kick things off, ELIXHER has partnered with LezBiBuy, AfterEllen’s national day of shopping and supporting lesbian, bisexual and queer female-owned establishments on December 6. Will you join us?Read More

Woman Repeatedly Run Over By Car Outside Alabama Nightclub

December 2, 2014 | 1

Margie Mitchell, 21, was repeatedly struck by a vehicle outside a Birmingham, Alabama nightclub. Family and friends are calling for justice and raising funds for Mitchell’s medical bills.Read More

SELMA: Reason #173 I Love Ava DuVernay

December 1, 2014 | 2

In the wake of the #FergusonDecision, Sistah Sinema’s Isis Asare shares her take on the film “Selma.” Read More

Black Trans Woman, Angel Elisha Walker, Missing in North Carolina

December 1, 2014 |

A 20-year-old Black transgender woman, Angel Elisha Walker, is missing in North Carolina. Help us signal boost this report.Read More

Today is World AIDS Day: Do You Know Your Status?

December 1, 2014 |

Today is World AIDS Day – a day individuals and organizations are taking time to reflect on the devastating effects this epidemic has had on people across the globe. As Black queer and trans women, this absoultely affects our community.Read More

Our Buzz 11.29.14: Laverne Cox, Brittney Griner, Raven-Symoné & More

November 29, 2014 |

This week’s installment of Our Buzz features Laverne Cox, Brittney Griner, Raven-Symoné and more.Read More

What You Missed This Week 11.28.14: #BlackoutBlackFriday & Trans Justice

November 28, 2014 |

Black Friday boycotts planned to protest ferguson decision; Black Girl Dangerous’ Mia McKenzie breaks down what “violence” really means; one family embraces their trans child; and more news relevant to you.Read More

Activism & Isolation: 
Finding Community & Comfort this Holiday Season

November 27, 2014 |

Gwendolyn Henry, founder of Bisexual Women of Color (BIWOC), shares some life-affirming advice on coping with grief during the holiday season. Read More

Ain’t I a Human?: Ferguson and the Neglect of Black Women, Femmes, and Girls

November 26, 2014 |

Danielle Stevens urges us to ensure Black women, girls, and femmes aren’t left out of national dialogues around state-santionced, anti-black violence.Read More