About Sophia A. Nelson

Sophia A. Nelson is a contributing editor for theGrio. Nelson is a TV commentator and is the author of "The Woman Code: Powerful Keys to Unlock," "Black Women Redefined."

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January 6, 2023
The problem with today’s GOP is that they actually believe Black people are replaceable — or more likely, interchangeable. 
December 7, 2022
These are the people deciding reproductive rights, affirmative action programs and how we treat people equally under the law.
December 2, 2022
The fact is the Republican Party is now an openly white nationalist party with very few reasonable voices left.
November 9, 2022
Stacey Abrams, Cheri Beasley and Val Demings were qualified, well-funded and national rising stars. But it’s a familiar story for Black women.
November 6, 2022
We are putting a chilling effect on the free thought and speech of Black people, while others who are not Black profit from doing the same.
Stacey Abrams Val Demings
October 19, 2022
Kemp called Abrams “upset and mad,” adding to a laundry list of examples that the political arena is still hostile to Black women.
October 14, 2022
The VP hasn’t been a forceful presence on the campaign trail for what is shaping up to be a consequential midterm election.
October 13, 2022
The GOP has taken off its racist, “anti-woke” masks and have decided it is safe to walk openly in the sunlight.
October 6, 2022
If people thought new Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson would spend her first few days being silent, boy, did they get it wrong.
Meghan Markle
September 15, 2022
OPINION: Despite all the attacks, the Duchess of Sussex continues to take the high road while supporting her husband, Prince Harry.
September 9, 2022
The unveiling of the portraits was nice, and Michelle Obama’s painting was particularly compelling and very first lady-like.
September 8, 2022
Serena Williams is indeed the GOAT. She is a champion. She is a winner. She is, to many around the globe, a trailblazing inspiration.
August 31, 2022
The GOP Senate candidate is another in a list of Republicans who are eager to go after marginalized communities to stir up the MAGA crowd.
Fani Willis
August 23, 2022
Georgia’s first Black female Fulton County district attorney, Fani Willis, made national headlines for her investigation into Donald Trump.
Protests Continue Across The Country In Reaction To Death Of George Floyd
August 10, 2022
It’s amazing to me at times just how deep white privilege runs in America—even when it comes to clear violations of the law and justice.
It’s hard to believe that Detroit, America’s Blackest city, will likely not have Black representation in Congress for the first time since 1955.
August 7, 2022
It’s a sad commentary on the state of racial justice that in 2022, Black people still can’t get justice when wrongfully killed by police.
August 3, 2022
It looks like Justice Clarence Thomas is in trouble again—this time with law students at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
July 12, 2022
The latest outrage in the culture war occurred when a visitor to Monticello was upset that Jefferson’s history as an enslaver was being taught.
July 7, 2022
The notion that the new justice can save the court is, of course, preposterous. But her presence on the court matters.