Althea Gibson For Harriet aims to celebrate the brilliance and fearlessness of Black women every day, but this month we've taken spe...

What lengths are you willing to go to educate yourself about hair care? In the past, our main resources for learning about how to care for ...

The age of social networking has provided millions people with the ability to connect with others like never before. Twitter is one of the...

As women, we’re subjected to the unsolicited advances of men on the street, in the store, in the gym, etc. You get the point. Basically, w...

My sister found me on Facebook and at first I was less than thrilled. Sure, we've all read about how Facebook has been a wonderful to...

The 2011 release of Issa Rae’s hit web series The Mis-adventures of Awkward Black Girl ushered in an era of the black web series. Since...

It's not hard to be inspired by Black women poets. For decades, we have been blessed with the astute prose and ornate writings of the l...

Ever notice how many commercials there are featuring big black women with sassy attitudes as the primary comedic figure? I’m noticing a pa...

It was within the halls of that lackluster American ritual called high school that I was taught by my peers that blackness could be a restr...

One of the things that we as black women often struggle with are the ugly stereotypes that were facilitated centuries ago by male oppressor...

I nearly decided not to comment on what was clearly a stunt by Numéro magazine, but silence maintains hegemony. I've seen this photo ...

 Originally posted at She Dream Warrior 1993 was the year I was born and 2000 was the year I wished I wasn’t. Growing up on the Westside...

The first time I ever heard another woman say that engaging in sex work was liberating was during my graduate course study at DePaul Unive...

Source: Visionary Artistry Magazine Say the phrase “rock and roll” and musical giants like The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, or Bob Dylan ma...

The renaissance in Harlem was a pivotal point in the existence of people of African descent in America. This “New Negro Move...

By the Ignant Intellectual My love of satire is deep and abiding and being able to racially joke with ‘white’ folk gives me life. Go Set...

Originally posted at '83 To Infinity A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in familiar territory, but doing very unfamiliar things. ...

(Spectra Speaks) In celebration of Audre Lorde, black lesbian activist, writer, poet and historical icon, who wrote about writing and sel...

Originally posted at Kori's Commentary Everyday, the United States gives me plenty of reason to be frustrated, offended, and downrigh...

I had never given much thought to the idea that my liberal arts program could be threatened to the point of extinction until recently. Sur...

Each year in America we dedicate February to Black History Month. During this time, our children are told the stories of Dr. Martin Luther ...

It’s taken me years to get a handle on the concept of staying in my own lane and not comparing myself to other people. I’m still a work in ...

Check out natural hair astrology greeting cards Let me preface this by saying that I am no astrology expert; my knowledge is incredib...

Since the 21st century commenced, claims of Black art’s alleged demise, from television to film to music, have littered the internet. I’ve...

Life is too short to pretend, but we do it anyway. We pretend to like people and things we really don't like and then wonder why the L...

Dear Ms. Coilier Than Thou, Please don't mistake this letter for another natural versus relaxed debate, Miss Lady! I'm here to l...

Although it doesn’t bother me that I haven’t set foot inside a church in years, I’m somehow made uncomfortable by the question “What church...

Visual Artists rarely get enough credit and recognition, but black female visual artists are a group that seems to be left out of the spot...

The other day while commuting on the train, I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation between a Black woman and her adorable school-age...

I dragged myself to class, just as I do every day. Sociology of African Americans wasn’t the class I thought it would be. I could think ...

We may have lost the Harlem Shake, but there are still a variety of other dances black folks have created and perfected. In the wake of th...

Originally posted at Nikki and the City He asked me how come there isn’t a White History Month? I took a quick moment to gather myself. I...

The U.S. Census has a handful of race categories for us to box ourselves in. I’m a brown-skinned girl with a head full of unruly kinky hai...

In an old video of the always brash Nina Simone , the iconic artist responds confidently to an interviewer’s question about her work sa...

Photo credit: New York Daily News Beyonce Queen of the Universe (Oprah's words not ours) revealed more of herself than anyone ever ...

There are many misconceptions about the first Black woman millionaire. She didn't invent the hot comb, and she loved her blackness. Bio...

Originally posted at Afro State of Mind “So…what do you think about natural hair?” the moderator asked. The audience full of female lawy...

Why must I be labeled exotic? Is not my Black good enough to stand alone? Must I find a way to morph my wide nose, peanut butter complex...

The idea of revenge has never appealed to me. It involves time, effort and planning -- and I hate to plan things. Especially dark, vengeful...

Photo Source In the world of dating and romance it is not unusual for us to have a ‘type’. There are simply certain things that draw in...

Photo Source There are several female attitudes and tendencies that have caused many of us to question the prominence of sisterhood. Catt...

Nikki Giovanni, Toni Morrison, and Maya Angelou comprise a powerful circle of sisterfriends. Today is Morrison's 82nd birthday and her...

I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but it bears repeating: You’ve got to love yourself before you can expect anyone else to. But what you d...

As I sit and look around my Fundamentals of Management class it is hard to not notice the absence of black women.   When you look at the li...

Afro-Cuban Singer & "Queen of Salsa" Celia Cruz   “I am black; I am in total fusion with the world; I am truly a drop of sun...

Each day on my way to work, I tune in to the Steve Harvey Morning Show. I enjoy listening to the skits and parodies, featured guests, and ...

This weekend a tweet from comic Jenny Johnson about civil rights icon Rosa Parks drew criticism. Rosa Parks seems like the type of chick ...

(Guernica Mag) A few years ago, I sat on a panel with notable feminist academics and a femi­nist pornographer—all of whom were well-respec...

  (Huffington Post) When it comes to female comic book superheroes of any race, Wonder Woman and Supergirl are by far the world's mo...

It’s Black History Month and a great time for The Internets to remember that black people exist, and apparently, it sucks to be us. First...

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