Ethel Waters June is Black Music Month. According to the website for the National Museum of  African American Music , Black Music Mont...

by Amber Wright I am not a daddy’s girl. From what I understand, carrying that title is something many women cherish well into adulthood...

This week five-time US national champion Alysia Montano ran at this year's national championships while only weeks away from giving bir...

Dr. Ersula Ore, a professor of English at Arizona State University, claims a police officer used excessive force during a stop last month. ...

by Sharlia LeBreton-Gulley “So… You KNOW you’re Latina, right?” That was a legitimate assertion once made to me by a proud Latino brothe...

Recently, I was blessed with the opportunity to share some of Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s time for an email interview. I wanted to c...

This year I've partnered with AT&T to attend Blogging While Brand. Each year around this time, I follow the conference's hasht...

Black women are said to be the most religious group in America. What happens, then, when the oppressive and constraining practices of the ...

Lianne La Havas, née Lianne Barnes, presents listeners with a soulful, sultry musical catalog that mimics tunes from decades past. The 24-y...

Since it was released in 2010, over 20 billion photos have been shared on Instagram. Of course we know that nobody’s Instagram (or IG, for ...

by jenifer daniels Throughout life, we are posed with questions to answer. What do you want to be when you grow up? What college do you w...

The Supreme Court today rejected Massachusetts' effort to enforce a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics. The 9-0 decision is ...

For as long as I can remember, I have had a thing for White Boys. I was in fourth grade when I met Landon after transferring to the eleme...

Wooster hurt and when graduation finally arrived I found myself profoundly relieved, fascinated that I had survived, newly engaged (my fianc...

by Audrey Kerr I am sitting on the campus bus reading Soul on Ice, and Eldridge Cleaver is telling me that the rape of black women is a d...

Leaders at the Op-Ed Project asked me and thirteen other women to introduce ourselves with this statement: “I am an expert in…” The reac...

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses sai...

I have an ambivalent relationship with casual sex. The risks of it terrify me. Still, I enjoy it because I don’t have to put much thought i...

I’m wishing and hoping that one day ladies will finally realize that love cannot be bought and that they stop wasting their time, energy and...

I recently learned about the Carefree Black Girl (CGB), a movement driven by social media to represent the diverse beauty and eclectic joy ...

Theodore Johnson for MSNBC - Black women are one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, yet they are severely underrepr...

by Bee Quammie I’m about a month away from the estimated due date of my first child, and to say I’ve learned new lessons about myself and...

Growing up, I was a very nice girl. I was always the one who went out of her way to help her friends. I would loan them money, offer them a...

A client once asked me if I had ever been in therapy before. "Never trust a therapist who hasn't" I responded. Therapists, ...

When someone mentions ‘eating disorder’, what comes to mind? Stick-thin, hollow-cheeked white girls with purple bags under their eyes is th...

Self-love is the ability to see yourself as a worthy and valuable person regardless of your situation in life. People often confuse self-...

by Matthew Desmond for The Washington Post Patrice is, in many ways, typical. A low-income woman, she’s struggling to find affordable hou...

Two weeks ago, a diverse group of Black men signed an open letter to the President urging him to consider the needs of Black women and gir...

by Neisha Washington I cannot recall a clear moment when I lost my faith--just that recently all has been coming back to me. Lately, I have...

Kandi Burruss’ conversation with her father on last Sunday’s second episode of Kandi’s Wedding was likely déjà vu for many viewers. For me,...

by Whitney Weathersby There are only two positive things that I can remember that he has ever said me unprompted: 1) “I like that,” ref...

Many of my most vivid memories from childhood involve my hair.  Most of those recollections are less than pleasant: floods of tears and ins...

Why is it that as African-American women our own minds, the media, some of our men and anyone else who doesn’t grasp the indescribable dep...

Ruby Dee has died at age 91. The actress starred in plays and over 50 films during a career that spanned nearly 70 years. Born Ruby Ann W...

There is nothing that sets me off more than someone asking me when I am going to straighten my hair now that I am natural! I don’t know wh...

by Jade Perry Hey, well... I consider myself... consider myself a... a Black feminist." I heard everyone take a breath: low, ste...

by Evan Seymour A couple of days ago, while I was sitting in a meeting at work, one of my coworkers leisurely pulled out her breast-pu...

I have a confession; I was raised a Black Conservative. In November of 2004, I walked into my sixth grade homeroom with a “Bush 2004” bumpe...

The retrial of a Marissa Alexander was postponed on Tuesday to wait for new legislation inspired by the public outcry over her case. Alex...

by Melissa Sherman In the flurry of fake internet outrage & uproar about Rihanna doing the sensible thing with temperatures rising a...

by Stephanie J. Gates  THOT, THOT, THOT, THOT. The word buzzes around in my mind like a mosquito. And my attempts to logically swat it aw...

Johannesburg, South Africa - Gunmen abducted 20 women from a remote settlement in northeastern Nigeria as 272 schoolgirls kidnapped by the ...

It was unveiled last week at Stylist Magazine‘s Stylist Book Club Inaugural Session that the fabulous actor Lupita Nyong’o secured the film...

Until I went natural, I never really had the courage to dig deeper into the history of slavery than what was being taught in schools. Growi...

I was socialized within a southern tradition - pumped out to be a "good," southern Black girl who listened to her mommy and daddy...

I've learned to protect my joy. I hold it close like it is my most prized possession because I've fought for it.  I desire to be a...

Women make up seven-percent of the total incarcerated population(largely for drug-related offenses); however thirty-percen t of incarcerate...

The music Black women create speaks to every mood. While they can tap into our deepest sorrows, they also remind us of the joy that surroun...

I have been working as a sexual health educator for almost three years. I came into this work on accident. Upon graduating, I found myself ...

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