It is important to remember that police brutality impacts Black women too. On the evening of March 21, 19-year-old Nubia Bowe  and two ma...

#BringBackOurGirls - More than two weeks ago, Nigerian militant group Boko Haram (which translates to "western education forbidden&quo...

by  Amber Wright With all of the drink throwing, hair pulling, cursing and childlike yelling done by the casts of most of the non-scripte...

There is nothing more irresponsible or inflammatory than placing the burden of remedying the racism and structural inequality on which the...

Last week, Variety Magazine unveiled their list of powerful New York-based women in Media. Nine Black women made the list, and Iman was hon...

by Brenda's Child Growing up, there was no doubt in my mind that I could be beautiful and girly one minute and strong and fearless th...

by Jasmine Salters They say the first step to recovery is admitting the problem… I have a love-hate relationship with my snooze button....

As National Poetry Month comes to a close, we're celebrating these Black women poets who have changed us with their work. They help us ...

Production for a live action version of ' Jem and the Holograms ' is underway. The big screen version of the cartoon, which aired f...

Baltimore Sun - Two Towson University students edged out 170 other teams to win a national debate championship held in Indiana this week, t...

WSJ - Companies affiliated with  Carol’s Daughter filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday in connection with the beauty brand’...

by Alexis Hancock Dear Community, Tuesday (4/22/2014) night in the Bronx around 11:00PM, I witnessed three young boys of color (13 t...

Today TIME magazine released their annual list of the most influential people in the world, and this year eight Black women made the cut. T...

I'm terrified of motherhood -- not simply because of the changes birthing a child will bring to my body and lifestyle, but because once...

by Lyndsey Ellis I was invited to a weekend-long retreat at the end of last month. I went, expecting the solitude to welcome me with time...

Brooke Kimbrough always dreamed of becoming a University of Michigan Wolverine. Her score on the ACT--a college readiness evaluation test--...

Mail Online - If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means...

Until NeNe Leakes became one of the most insufferable characters I've had the misfortune of watching on television, Porsha Williams and...

CBC - It was about a year ago that Queen Cee Robinson tried to find a doll that resembled her daughter and had a revelation – there weren’t...

AZ Central - Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday he will move forward with the felony child- abuse prosecution of Shane...

More often than not, we look at love as being some huge prize reserved for those of us who are good enough to deserve it. We have to be luc...

by Ashleigh Atwell Last week, I reluctantly exposed myself to I Won, a new track by rappers Future and Kanye West. The premise of the tra...

by Janice Fuller-Roberts It’s easy to say what you would or wouldn’t do in a situation from the safety of your own home. It’s like being ...

We all know the scenario. Some of us could even write the script. Just the other day, someone at work assumed you didn’t know something, c...

by Neisha Marie A friend of mine once swore never to tell her whole story to another person. She wanted to ensure her own words could nev...

by Tiffany Gill of Black Girls Unscripted I remember reading about Karyn Washington, founder of @ForBrownGirls and the #DarkSkinRedLipPr...

by Hanifa Barnes “Why you talk white?” I grew accustomed to hearing this question from classmates throughout my formative years. Growin...

by Tejai Beulah I first wrote about Dr. Teleka Patrick on Thursday, January 9, 2014. By that date, Dr. Patrick had been missing from Kala...

An autopsy has identified the body recovered from a northwestern Indiana lake as that of a missing Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick. A caus...

15-year-old Danielle Locklear was last seen leaving her grandfather's home in Hope Mills, North Carolina on March 11. Police say 15-y...

by LaChelle Watson When a woman expresses disinterest in marriage there are a lot of things that people tend to assume about her. Is she ...

“Are you an alien from outer space, mommy?” That was an honest question I asked my mother the first time I read the “Resident Alien” header...

by Amity Payne By now you must have heard the story of Shanesha Taylor, the homeless 38-year-old mother who was arrested on March 20 afte...

Four-months ago Teleka Patrick, 30, left Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she worked as a first-year resident, and was ...

by LaChelle Watson My 25th year was definitely a golden one. I had a lot of great experiences and very challenging personal revelations. ...

by Amber Wright Dear Mrs. Obama, We have never met, but I feel like I know you. After all, I see your face every day on my vision board ...

by Stephanie Sneed For the past few weeks every corner store, every liquor store and every gas station in Southeast has had photos of Rel...

by Lyndsey Ellis April 4th marks the 86th birthday of one of America’s pioneers in contemporary literature. Dr. Maya Angelou, an acclaime...

What does self love mean? What does loving myself even look like? What paradigm of self love should I follow? I couldn’t look in the media ...

I write an advice column for a website dedicated to sexual health and pleasure for women of color. I recently received a letter that reall...

by Jessica L. Growing up in primarily white institutions, there was a certain ambivalence imparted in regards to my race. Race and cul...

Rape has absolutely nothing to do with sex. Rape is the use of a reproductive organ to commit violence or murder. The organ can easily be...

by Jemarion Jones A couple of weeks ago I took an impromptu trip to evil-ass Florida because the weather in DC was making me angry, ...

by Candi Marsh Most have heard of or are familiar with the old adage, “it takes a village to a raise child.” I firmly believe this to be ...

by Sharrae Lyon @_aisharae Originally Posted on Muslimah Media Watch The Muslim Anti-Racist Collaborative (MuslimARC), a co...

Girl with the Bamboo Earring by Awol Erizku In a discussion this month hosted by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture , writ...

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