It has been over a week since Nicki Minaj released the cover art for her new single “Anaconda” and everyone on the Internet lost their shit...

Everyday black women are smashing stereotypes and succeeding beyond our wildest dreams. Whether we graduate from college, gain advanced deg...

by Kimberle Crenshaw for The New York Times “ANYTHING that makes life harder for women makes life harder for families and makes life har...

by Kimberly Foster I can no longer hide my frustration or disgust with the growing use of the word THOT. Particularly concerning is the w...

by Aisha Harris for Slate.com One of the first times I recall being asked the question “Where are you from?” was also one of the first ti...

Via ESPN: Washington, D.C., attorney Michele Roberts has been voted in as the new executive director of the National Basketball Players Asso...

by Sil Lai Abrams This past Friday, veteran sports commentator Stephen A. Smith sparked a firestorm of controversy around statements he m...

NYPD were caught on film putting a seven-months-pregnant woman in a chokehold following a scuffle over illegal grilling in Brooklyn. Phot...

by Omilaju Miranda Before I got pregnant, I thought I knew exactly what my child’s ethnic identity would be. I had the obvious answers ...

Hi, my name is Randie Henderson and I am “one of those black people” but I often find myself wondering “why am I doing this?” I also find m...

Northwestern University history professor Darlene Clark Hine will receive a National Humanities Medal for outstanding achievements in histo...

For the past several weeks, the headlines have been about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and social media has been in a fervor. Friends b...

In the days since I published this piece , I've come to realize that I made a grievous error in neglecting the potential harm my words ...

by Nancy Arroyo Ruffin She smells of hope and new beginnings. Buried in my arms, her tiny hands hang limply against her side as she rests...

There’s a certain attractive, yet destructive danger that comes with seeking definition, footing and stability in others. I know it well. I...

How often have I heard “But he’s a good man,” “Girl, it could be worse,” and “You just better be thankful that . . .” and how often have I...

"I can't breathe." I held my breath as I watched Eric Garner's pleas for mercy. I didn't make it to the part where ...

This is not your old-fashioned snail mail.  The prevalent use of social media allows users to form friendships and other relationships in i...

I still remember what it was like to be a teenager. I was a fury of emotions, dreams, ideas. I was awkward, self-assured, and painfully u...

by Simone Oliver At first, when her call came, I thought she was calling to console and encourage me in my grief and recovery, but she ca...

A few months ago, ThoughtCatalog published a post titled “ Natural Hair For White Girls ”. This article started a minor uproar on my Faceb...

PHOENIX (AP) - Prosecutors and a Phoenix woman reached a deal Friday that would allow her to avoid prosecution for leaving her two young so...

Last week, someone responded to one of my posts saying (more or less), “I have always considered myself a woman first and a person of color...

By Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo I hope when you read this article’s title you started humming the chorus for Creep by TLC. For the past few yea...

Today a casting call for the upcoming N.W.A. movie "Straight Outta Compton" circulated the internet, and it is clear that casting...

by Elizabeth Dawes Gay July marks the time of the year when a Black woman’s earnings finally catch up to a white man’s earnings from the...

by Danielle Whitelow It seems that lately I learn of breaking news via social media. May 28th, 2014 was no exception . After completing m...

In a long-running affirmative-action case, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday uphel...

by Lyndsey Ellis July 16th marks the birthday of eminent journalist, Ida B. Wells, whose early leadership in the civil rights movement and...

by Julianne Robertson I received a priceless gift one afternoon as I left my office to grab a bite to eat. Before I focused on the tempe...

As a teenager, I realized that I couldn't connect to today's black music at all. Until I entered high school, I pretended to like r...

by Nicole Sek Uhhh 30 feels utterly spectacular! I’ve finally arrived. I look around me and I can breathe a sigh of relief because I’m su...

by Danielle Monique When I was thirteen years old I wrote a poem titled “To The Brothers.” Full of the zeal and naïveté typical of the yo...

by Viviane Rutabingwa Recently I was involved in what I will hesitantly refer to as the most genuinely honest conversation that I have ha...

Alice Coachman, the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal, died at age 90 in Albany, Ga., on Monday morning. Coachman, the 1948 ...

by Tara Hughee Sadly, on numerous occasions I have heard women claim that they don’t have many female friends because they are catty, dis...

by Amber Wright Growing up, somehow I believed that combing hair was something Black moms automatically knew how to do. My mother com...

I don’t know about everyone else but I love to see black people accomplish their dreams and set new standards. I love these kinds of accompl...

by Dr. Kenda McDow I heard the verdict in my car, driving from my birth home, Washington, DC to my new home, Baltimore, MD. I was stunned,...

by Evette Dionne As I slid off the examination table after my annual pap smear, my gynecologist said the same thing he always did: “All l...

by Quanisha Smith I’ve always had a secure understanding of who I am. As a young Black girl navigating White affluent academic environ...

On Thursday morning, my News Feed steadily erupted with headlines similar to this one: “Teenage Girl’s Rape Goes Viral”. As blogs, media ou...

by Mlilo Mpondo I found my daughter fiddling with her vagina in the bathtub. The said vagina will here forth be referred to as a pony. It...

Black women are brilliant. Read their words. Street Harassment: The Black Girl's Bat Mitzvah by Maya Francis Street harassment, in...

via AZCentral.com The Arizona State University professor who claimed she was abused by university police during her arrest pleaded guilty t...

We celebrate Black hip hop artists, jazz players, R&B singers and Pop artists, but what about our classically trained Black string play...

by Anita Badejo At first glance, Black Girl Travel seems to be like any other American international travel club, just one that caters e...

by Nancy Arroyo Ruffin It's a gray overcast morning in San Francisco. I sit at Gate 86 of SFO airport waiting to board UA Flight 35...

by GaBrilla Ballard  I’ve always been a sprinter. As a child, my long legs would dash across an open field or down the asphalt of my neigh...

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