Let’s face it. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll go through the whole Thanksgiving season without at least one slice of sweet potato pie, or...

As a black person, if someone kills you, you better had been a perfect student, or been nice to all your co-workers, and been obedient in e...

I’ll tell you one thing straight. I’m a young black woman. And I got pregnant at 19. And at 17. And at 16. You think once would be enough ...

Black women have been taught to be selfless and strong since childhood. We are reared to love our mothers, obey our fathers, care for our s...

Research and numerous published reports and articles have proclaimed that African American women, on the whole, have higher self-esteem a...

I don't know how many times I have tried to start this piece. Like everyone else, the murders of Trayvon Martin in Florida and Rekia Bo...

It was this time one year ago that Milca and myself were in the midst of planning for The Africana . Our original goal and purpose for this...

Author Michele Grant began blogging to promote her published work, but now years later her popular blog Black 'n Bougie has taken on ...

Tami Winfrey Harris uses her blog, What Tami Said , as a vehicle to share her voice on a variety of topics. With her thoughtful, bold per...

About two weeks ago, I saw a tweet that said (and I'm paraphrasing here) -- A woman who wants to be considered a man's equal, shoul...

As a television news producer, I write stories about murder and other crimes that are so heinous they make you recoil in horror. Sadly, you...

Seventeen, not even marked by a real mustache. If you look at the picture, he’s still slight. Maybe he was destined to grow tall with big b...

I am a lawyer. I am often asked why I decided to become a lawyer. Unfortunately, I can't point to any one thing that made me want to be...

I love black women, so I fight for us daily. Not long ago, I came to the realization that uplifting and undergirding the souls and spirits ...

We at For Harriet are still saddened by news of teenager Trayvon Martin’s shooting by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman and is ...

With her new show , Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry brought black brilliance to broader audience. But those of us who have the pleasure of interac...

It's an odd quiet. The life of a pre-divorcee, that is. From the strangled sobs bouncing off the bathroom tiles to the way A Love Supr...

So, I know what you're thinking - These films were released ions ago, why is she writing about them? Everything that could be said abou...

No one told me. Not my doctor. Not my mother. Not the other women at my church. Not my friends. Not any family members. No on...

Don't believe the hype. Black women aren't tragically single. Many of us triumphantly partnered. Black Bridal Bliss celebrates the ...

When a Black woman loses her cool temporarily and isn’t able to take care of her children with a smile, work a full-time job without appear...

This story originally appeared in Dominion of New York We met in the kitchen one Sunday afternoon, with a tape recorder to captur...

I graduated a semester early from Fordham University in December 2010. Contrary to popular belief, I left school early because I craved rea...

There are few things in this life that I support more than gaining an education. Having been raised in a home where books rivaled my collec...

When Wendy Williams made a comment about Viola Davis' natural hair not being "glamorous" or "formal" enough ...

Walk. Run. Lift. Repeat. If this sounds familiar (and boring!), then it may be time to add some fun and sexy new moves to your fitness rou...

Dear Triumphant Scientifically Attractive Marriageable Single Black Woman, Sweet kisses? Tender caresses? Inspiring words? Early morning ...

At some point, we all need a little pick me up. Each of these quotes by notable Black women will provide you with inspiration and help you...

Now that March has begun, it's time to take a moment and look back on some of the most viewed posts here at ForHarriet.com. We have c...

Matthew 7:12 “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiativ...

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