Kovie Biakolo, Glamour

Kovie Biakolo

Glamour

New York, United States

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Past:
  • Glamour
  • BuzzFeed News
  • BitchMedia
  • Pacific Standard
  • BuzzFeed
  • Thought Catalog
  • AlterNet

Past articles by Kovie:

Tinashe Says She’s All About Making Music With ‘Good Energy’ Right Now

Tinashe says she's all about making music with "good energy" right now. The singer-dancer-actor breaks down the inspiration behind five of her tracks. → Read More

Zola Movie Review: This Is About More Than Just a Wild Weekend Gone Wrong

The movie, based on Aziah “Zola” Wells’s viral Twitter thread, is nothing short of brilliant. → Read More

What Protests Against Police Brutality In Nigeria Looked Like

In October, protests against Nigeria’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad became a global movement. → Read More

What Protests Against Police Brutality In Nigeria Looked Like

In October, protests against Nigeria’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad became a global movement. → Read More

Where Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” Shines, and Where It Falls Short

“Black is King” works because it is honest: a film of hope and belonging. → Read More

Why Can't Reality TV Stop Stereotyping Black Women?

Even when reality TV's dating franchises include dark-skinned black women, too often these shows end up reinforcing false and harmful stereotypes. → Read More

17 Songs That Defined Our 2018

Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga are among the artists who helped us survive another chaotic year. → Read More

This Is The Simplest Way To Find Your Happiness From Within

People will not always want your love, your caring nature, your time and effort, your kindness, your generosity. But never let their choices stop you from being who you are. → Read More

If You Want To Be Happy, Learn How To Stand Up For Yourself

It’s not a crime to speak up, to let people know they hurt you, to walk away from people who constantly offend you with their words or their actions and it’s not a crime to remember your worth and … → Read More

10 Things You Need To Stop Doing Because You’re Too Nice

Your needs are as important as anyone else’s. You are human just like everyone else. There is a limit to the sacrifices and compromises you can make. Don’t lose yourself trying to give other people… → Read More

All The Ways I’ll Show You How I Love You

I will love you by letting you grow. I will love you by being your partner in every step of the way. I will love you by accepting you as a whole, from your strengths and biggest dreams, your weakne… → Read More

I’m Single (And Perfectly Okay With It)

I want to get lost in this world, instead of getting lost in someone else. → Read More

Just Be Patient, The Timing Of Your Life Isn’t Off

Don’t forget about the life you have, waiting for the one in your head. → Read More

To The Person Who Feels They’re At Their Breaking Point

I know you’re tired. And not just physically but emotionally drained because of everything and everything people demand of you. → Read More

How to Explain Cultural Appropriation to Anyone Who Just Doesn’t Get It

It’s time to set the record straight on why it’s not OK to borrow culture rather than exchange it. → Read More

‘All My Friends Are Married’ Is The Show About The Single Life We’ve All Been Waiting For

Contemporary culture is no stranger to dissecting the single life. → Read More

How A JetBlue Experiment Reminded America That Our Politics Can Get Better

JetBlue The airline JetBlue conducted an experiment called “Reach Across the Aisle” on a flight from Boston to Phoenix. The 150 passengers on the flight had the opportunity to win a free roundtrip airfare to one of 20 destinations, which included some international locations. The catch however, was that all the passengers on the flight had to agree on one destination. Passengers argued in favor… → Read More

Let’s Agree To Disagree

In an increasingly polarized society, and in the midst of seemingly endless culture wars, our civil discourse appears to be in shambles. What are we to do? If a lack of conversation is the primary … → Read More

The Paradox Of Pontius Pilate

Pilate’s complicity in Jesus’ death is often situated in history between cowardice and dilemma. → Read More

‘The Bachelor’ Reveals Another Race Problem: Biracial Black Vs. ‘Full Black’

The Bachelor had a conversation on race, but not the one it should have had. → Read More