The civil rights movement produced several notable female leaders; however, many of their stories have never been told, that is until now....

I have always found it interesting (but not surprising) that we have a President who is as equally White as he is Black, but he is known as...

As human beings we are innately wired to gratify the wishes of others in exchange for their acceptance. It is critical that we learn how to...

I teach English in a small, inner-city high school where the student population is predominately Black boys from low-income homes. I love ...

Summer 2004 was the beginning of establishing who I am as an individual, as a woman, apart from my parents. Raised in a strict charismatic...

We are currently in the midst of a crisis and are facing a decision: whether we are going to choose blindness and live in a Christian dream...

I am standing among the ruins of my life. This is not analogy. This is not a clever turn of phrase. This is the truth. I’ve lost more tha...

Do you remember when Nanny told her granddaughter Janie that black women were the mules of the world in ' Their Eyes Were Watching Go...

I have grown very disenchanted with media and print publications over the past few years. Between the obsession with media vixens and the d...

My good friend, the late scholar and author Derrick Bell invited me to a dinner party several years ago in which a group of black literati ...

In only a few years, Chicao-native Shari Neal has turned her t-shirt side-hustle into a successful small business. Since its launch, Bon Bo...

At twenty six years old, I’m living a life that I don’t recognize as my own. This is not what I planned for myself, and I am left wonderin...

I know no one asks permission to bring danger into their lives.  But, for conversational purposes, let’s say you did. When you met the man...

I am a self-professed Christian, but I am not the usual Bible thumper. Though I give all praise to the Creator for the blessings He has be...

To whom it may concern, I have officially given up pretending like I am not an angry black woman. For years, you’ve been using the threat...

Constant debates over Black women's bodies are maddening and seemingly fruitless. Perhaps some Black women choose to be overweight, b...

I watch way too much reality tv. It's addictive and usually corrosive, but believe it or not the snapshot glimpses into the lives of p...

Over the past few months, I've developed a touch of baby fever. It seems I can't turn a corner without running into an adorable inf...

I tried to ignore Alice Randall's op-ed in the New York Times Opinion pages after reading the title. I've grown weary of any title...

Growing up in Brooklyn, watching pageants on television was this odd bonding experience for my mother and I. Although none of the contesta...

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