Ten years ago, Adobe premiered the first modernized version of what we now call “photoshop”. Its Creative Suite package included software t...

Sophistiratchet . It's the term du jour for women with degrees and good jobs who like to do bad things with their friends on the weeken...

Originally posted at   '83 To Infinity I’ve been feeling very womanly lately. I’m not sure if it’s the double-dose of Venus I have in ...

"Don't hold yourself accountable to your bio. Your platform may far exceed it." ~ Lisa Nichols This article was inspired by...

As much as some folks invest themselves in saying Black women hate to see Black men marry/date/procreate with white women, I don't conc...

Even as African-American attitudes evolve on formerly taboo issues like gay marriage, atheism remains a taboo. After the overwhelming respo...

African-American women are now less likely to go to prison than in 2000 but are still three times more likely to be sentenced to jail time...

I, like many of my friends and counterparts, would consider myself a well-rounded Black person. I grew up in a working class Black neighbor...

While SendGrid developer evangelist Adria Richards attended PyCon 2013 two men seated behind her made a crass sexual joke which violated th...

“Cause a real man, knows a real woman when he sees her And a real woman knows a real man ain't afraid to please her” – Alicia Keys ...

Originally posted at Vibin' Courtside We witnessed it back in 2009 when 18 year-old Caster Semenya dominated the 800 meters at the W...

I have always had an immense fascination with Lena Horne and Diahann Carroll. Watching them perform, respectively, immediately transports ...

Black women have led incredible lives. Despite the odds, many have risen to remarkable heights. There's much to be learned from their ...

There is an increase in the presence of Black Christian families on mainstream television. From Braxton Family Values and Mary Mary to th...

African-American teenagers are more than twice as likely to get an abortion than the national average. This statistic prompts the discussi...

Michael Baisden, Roland Martin, Soledad O’Brien and Constance White have all either been fired or stepped down from their respective posit...

The tech community may be less than hospitable to women of color, but Black women continue to make inroads in the tech world. This group ...

(PRWeek) In Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead , Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes: "Authentic communication is not always ...

Playwright Katori Hall Being featured on New York’s famous Broadway Theaters is a great and difficult accomplishment for any actor, musi...

Last July, the beautiful Nia Long graced the cover of Essence Magazine along with her handsome young sons. In the issue she proclaimed her...

Photo Credit: Adria Richards A couple of years ago, I asked "Where are the Black Women in Tech?" Since, then we've seen ...

I've always set goals aggressively. By the time I was 12, I had a meticulous plan to get into the college of my dreams and go on to im...

For most us, marriage constitutes a sacred union between two people. Some would even say that we have been socialized to believe this. Att...

Lack of diversity in the ivory tower is not a new phenomenon; in fact, unless you decide to attend an HBCU, (Historically Black College an...

Even though it may not feel like it as I'm writing this article, here on the East Coast, Spring is right around the corner. As the se...

The financial futures of young, Black women look dim. Last week, the New York Times put it plainly "Younger Generations Lag Parents in...

It is Women’s History Month and what better way to celebrate than to showcase the lives of our own beautiful, dynamic, bold, Black female ...

Whole Foods Market is one of the great success stories of green innovation through out America. Whole Foods Market is one of the biggest...

I cannot count on my fingers and toes how many times I have heard a white person say, “I’m not racist.” It’s normally a declaration express...

.@ asiabrown No, thanks and bye. It ain't 13. — Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) March 15, 2013 It happened in the midst of a late d...

I learned the hard way that when it comes to purchasing a home, you need a whole lot more than a dream. The lessons I learned ten years ag...

A large part of our history as Black women has been using our voices to speak up for ourselves and our people. We have given speeches, march...

I don’t know what it is about my generation in particular, but we Millennials seem to have a penchant for simultaneously trying to impress ...

Walking down the streets as of late, I cannot help but notice the increase in the number of Black women I see pushing the strollers of whi...

If you are Black and an avid Twitter user, chances are you belong to the subgroup known as “Black Twitter.” Black Twitter has evolved into ...

Constance White disclosed recently that she left ESSENCE magazine involuntarily. This admission from White, with no response from ESSENCE ...

After six years of teaching middle school English, writer Britni Danielle decided she wanted more. In her new book, Break Out of Your Bo...

I don’t think my weekday mornings are any different than other parents of teenagers. After pressing the snooze button at least once, it’s ...

When the great Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) was just a kid, a woman by the name of Funmilayo Ransome Kuti was in the frontlines of a movem...

Originally posted at Ashleigh, not Ashley Progressive commentator Zerlina Maxwell got wrapped up in the hellfire of internet trolls after...

Black women have come a long way, but through it all we've kept fighting. Remember that spirit with these 12 quotes that will motivate...

Keturah, Takiya, Kelli, Grace, Rashanay, Naiyah, Monique, Jordan, Stephanie, Tayler, Camilla, Briana, Bryneisha, Lakiya, Trinity, Marie, E...

Infertility has now been added to the long list of diseases that African-American Women are at higher risk for than their racial counterpa...

It’s always interesting to learn the diverse events that occurred years ago on the same date that you are alive. This time, it’s the anniv...

(WBEZ) Olivia Pope wears a lot of white. She wears white dresses to inauguration ceremonies or lush white coats while running to and from ...

Now’s about the time of year where many people start to drop off from their new year’s resolutions. Those familiar refrains of  “I’m gonna ...

As a young girl it bothered me a great deal to listen to my minster preach about the justice that Jesus had reclaimed for African Americans...

As youth, I was never taught about the importance of financial security. Sure, I learned how to balance a check book in the 4th grade. I ev...

I, like many of my fellow recent college graduates, begrudgingly moved back home after graduation. While it is a common move, especially in...

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