Courtney Young is a Manhattan based popular culture and political writer. She has written for The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and The Grio among others. She is a graduate of Spelman College and NYU. She tweets at www.twitter.com/cocacy
Courtney Young is a WMC SheSource expert on Environment and Media and Entertainment.
Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? More »
Marketing demands and an underlying thread of sexism in the publishing industry work together to trivialize literature written by women, argues WMC Progressive Women’s Voices commentator Courtney Young. More »
As a few African American women are celebrated during this award season, pop culture commentator Courtney Young asks how many Hollywood doors are actually open. More »
Former President Jimmy Carter touched off a media firestorm recently by suggesting that racism explained the extreme rancor of some criticism of President Obama’s health reform plan. The resulting debate, however, didn’t begin to reach the nuance of how attitudes about race are experienced in this country, particularly by black women, as the author explains. More »