by Renee Simms Dear Rachel, You are doing a very good job of testifying in the Trayvon Martin murder trial. Taking the witness stand t...

by Kiara Lee of TheBlackerTheBerry After watching the television premiere of Bill Duke’s “Dark Girls” documentary on OWN, not only do I f...

A new study has revealed that African-American infants are more likely to be born with low birth weights, die before their first birthday...

Africa is in vogue. Again. African print clothing and accessories are re-emerging so rapidly, it’s somewhat difficult to believe the vibra...

by Indira Samuels Danielle Powell was a semester short of graduating in 2012 when she was expelled from the university she attended for...

by Jordan Hamilton As I sat on the couch with my eyes glued to the OWN Network, I watched four very beautiful black actresses of differe...

by Jordan Hamilton We all know that one man who is a deadbeat; whether he be a father, husband or boyfriend. The man who impregnated a wom...

by Bre Scullark of Sincerely, Flawed As I assume most of us were last night, I sat Indian style in front of my television screen. I nodd...

by Denise J. Hart Yes, the secret to maintaining your momentum is to take a break. Or, "get somewhere and sit down," as my on...

In the last few months The Oprah Winfrey Network has changed its direction in programming. The change, which has focused on African-Americ...

by Stephanie Gates My mother lay curled up in the bed watching TV, or maybe like me—the TV is watching her. As the sounds of the church ...

By Alana Seixas While White Feminists have fought diligently for reproductive rights including coverage of Birth Control devices under Oba...

A couple of weeks back, the national spotlight was briefly on suburban Isle of Wight County, Virginia because of racist emails sent by one...

Afro-Latina, Epsy Campbell Barr , is seeking the Costa Rican Presidency. If she wins she will be the first Afro-Latina to serve as Preside...

  Aasha Davis once said, “You can still be your true self, even if you are different.” While acting in her role as “Racey” on popular we...

by Eris Zion Venia Dyson Late last night I read Serena Williams’ comments in Rolling Stone on the Steubenville, Ohio rape case: “Do y...

This post is sponsored by Okllo Harriet Tubman epitomizes the fortitude and bravery of black women. She’s the definition of strength, c...

For a year and a half I watched my mom dying without realizing it. I was 10 years old when my mom passed. I wonder if Paris Jackson too wa...

Several civil rights organizations have filed a judicial misconduct complaint against U. S. Federal Judge Edith Jones for allegedly statin...

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by Indira Samuels In recent months, I’ve gotten a dose of Miley Cyrus and Amanda Bynes that I never asked for and honestly, never expect...

by Remi Onabanjo Loving. This two-syllable combination of sounds is inextricably tied to the description of a positive relationship betw...

by Jeanine Russaw “This was meant to disprove the southern contention that black people did not work simply because they did not want to...

by Tania L. Balan-Gaubert M.A. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is getting a lot of attention from the streets. A Brooklyn-based oil painter and ill...

A study by the University of Chicago discovered that a high percentage of African-American Women with Breast Cancer have an abnormality i...

by Denise J. Hart This week, I want to share my thoughts on something I've been noticing in the web-a-sphere. Maybe you've notic...

by Jolie Doggett of justJOLIE Dear Jamila, First let me thank you for taking the time to research (I use that term loosely) and write y...

The remains of a Baltimore nun, who started the world’s first black Catholic Order, have moved to Our Lady of Mount Providence Church as o...

by Tonya Ladipo, LCSW The Washington Post article by Alexandra Petri “Sorry Megyn I am pretty sure you're a feminist” is a perfect ex...

by Evan Seymour of Moi Naturale  (NEW ORLEANS) -- The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has positively identified the body found in a loca...

by Stephanie J. Gates of Stephanie's Epiphanies Sitting at the table making small talk with the manicurist as she meticulously paints...

by Kriste Peoples of Honey Help Yourself Instead of having a gentle mother-daughter conversation about the birds and the bees, I got a f...

by Evan Seymour of Moi Naturale It may soon be a lot easier for teen girls who want to avoid pregnancy to get their hands on the drug Pl...

by Tania L. Balan-Gaubert Black women have historically been excluded from political activism and resistance movements. Yet despite the...

I dreamed of attending Harvard since I was 12 years-old. Back then I knew fairly little about the university beyond its most discussed attri...

Talk of the "You Can Touch My Hair" art exhibit/social experiment dominated digital discourse this weekend. The exhibit which p...

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by Kristie Kennedy  As a first generation entrepreneur I have experienced a gamut of amazing adventures in pursuit of my purpose and pas...

Each year on the 4th of July, Americans across the country and the globe celebrate the anniversary of the United States’ Independence. Whi...

On May 29th a study by the Pew Research Center revealed that 40% of households with children under the age of 18 now have mothers who are ...

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by Ashley Payne Dr. Monnica Williams reports in Psychology Today a change in the diagnostic criteria of PTSD allowing for a more broad a...

by Monique Matthews Celibate dating is a lot like regular dating except for the obvious: no sex is involved. But, no sex need not equate...

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice was on the short list for the position of Secretary of State vacated by Hillary Clinton. Her nomina...

Few of us could fill First Lady Michelle Obama's shoes and handle the hurdles she faces as the first Black woman in the East Wing of t...

As the world connects more through advancements in science and technology, conversations on the prevalence of race and racism are also gro...

It was the first day of fourth grade and I was the new kid. With my shoes shined and my hair tied with pink bobbles, I walked in proudly, ...

by Melissa Mackey I was the only little black girl on my street. I wore pink foam rollers to bed and slathered my knees, elbows and ankl...

by Evan Seymour of Moi Naturale Rosaline (Rhonda) Lee pulled out of her driveway on May 25, her family never imagined it was the last ti...

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