The Cypher

A Few Light Reads, Watches, and Listens for a Chill/Black August


Cori Bush’s righteous fight to extend the eviction moratorium!

The fight for Reproductive Justice continues, especially in the South.

It’s officially Black August. Learn what it means here, and tell us if you commemorate it, and how you do your thing.


Our CF Rachel Raimist is a whole Hollywood Director! Watch this trailer for Diary of a Future President. Rachel directed an episode for the series!


Catherine McKinley’s African Lookbook

Girlhood (It’s Complicated) showing at the Smithsonian


“Weightless” by Marconi Union

This song is great for a playlist designed to combat anxiety. It is said to lower heart rate by up to 35%. Don’t listen while driving!

What are your fave playlists for rest, relaxation, and calming the mind?

Plus: Rihanna is now a billionaire. Don’t @ us. We know capitalism is trash, but sometimes Black women win at it.