Miss Yaminah

About Me:

Yaminah Ahmad is editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Voice and contributing editor to Collective Voices, a newspaper published by the non-profit, SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective. She can be reached at missyaminah@gmail.com.

Give Up Your Bitches

I was at a friend’s place flipping through channels to see what I’m missing out on, since I don’t have cable. I came across BET and it was showing a rap video. I honestly can’t tell you whose video it was, or even the song.
But, we know the scene all too well: […]

Mother, May I?

I was talking with a sista-friend of mine about her experiences as an elementary school teacher in the public school system. She’s also seven months pregnant with her first son.
The baby is still in the womb, and she and her husband are already getting their game plan together. They recognize that they […]

Sean Bell:
A Spiritual Call To Action

I am the oldest of five. I have four brothers, and I love them so much. Words won’t ever be able to embody the power and intensity of what I feel for each of them. I am blessed to have all of them still walking this earth. Thank you, God!
So, let […]

Jill Scott Nude Gives New Attitude

I know y’all heard about Jill Scott posing nude for Allure Magazine’s “Look Better Naked” May issue.
Coincidentally, I was talking to my fabulous friend Aisha (btw- I think all my friends are fabulous) about wanting to have the freedom of running around in my backyard nude. I’m not a homeowner, but I love […]

Beyoncé and Jay-Z: New Age Love in a Hip Hop World

Is it necessary for TMZ to catch a glimpse of Beyoncé’s rumored huge diamond ring to prove that a secret wedding took place? Does it really matter if they’re married or not? Fans, including myself, have been waiting six years for either of the two music stars to substantiate their relationship by giving […]