by Erickka Sy Savané It’s the first week of an amazing courtship. This day finds me and Mr. Wonderful sipping margaritas at an outside ca...

"In our field it’s typically called Mommy and me, but we like to be a bit more inclusive,” my boss told me as we sat in his lush offic...

by Donna Desilus The natural hair movement has leveled up. Like all great cultural movements, it has gone through an emergence stage and ...

The Associated Press reports that an unidentified producer of 106 and Park has been suspended for a segment aired Monday that featured a c...

Benefit Cosmetics is marketing their mascara and eyeliner with a new video that features comedian Anjelah Johnson performing a remix of the...

Yesterday on BET's countdown show 106 and Park, Karrueche Tran delivered an extremely tasteless joke about two-year-old Blue Ivy Carter...

Black women waited for years to have a princess who looked like them, and now there is a growing presence of black female characters in the...

by Stephanie Gates James Brown’s, Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud is an essential part of the soundtrack that is my life. It was i...

I’ve always been envious of the girls who could tell their mothers personal things about themselves. I always imagined such mother-daughter...

by Tené T. Lewis From childhood obesity , to racial profiling , from school segregation to a lack of opportunities for men and boys o...

by Michelle Denise Jackson On June 30th, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and other businesses whose owners ...

Originally posted on The Style Optimist A few weeks ago I traveled alone for the first time to Paris. It was a dream come true and then s...

This week, the Navy honorably discharged 32-year-old Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jessica Sims, a sailor for 12-years, for “ refusing to cut...

Regular exercise, including brisk walking, is associated with a decrease in the incidence of breast cancer in African American women. In a ...

by Raina Shaw aka The Salon Chair "Therapist" These days women do so much for men that they are not married to to prove that...

Every Sunday, millions of young women sit down to a church service and hear sermons that are intended to uplift their faith in The Lord. ...

by Ryane Nicole Granados It’s that season again! Wedding season. Summer is synonymous with save the dates and gift registries and explain...

by Reniqua Allen for Quartz Last week, as I sat and watched the events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of Michael Brown, I we...

The United States has never had a Black female as the governor of a state-level jurisdiction but that could change in the November general...

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dismantles some long held myths about teen sexuality. The birthrate for teens ...

The internet often brings out the worst in people. We’ve seen it before: trolls in the comment sections of articles and YouTube videos abu...

Renisha McBride's family filed a $10 million lawsuit against Ted Wafer for her wrongful death. On August 7, Wafer was convicted of th...

by Nika There is no shame in desiring love and companionship. No dishonor in wanting to share your life with someone special. Like any d...

The Associated Press - Annual recruitment has ended for sororities at the University of Alabama with black women making up just 1 percent ...

by Jazell Hunt for NNPA From the rubble of the Great Recession, women business owners are emerging victorious with record growth and econo...

by Pennie Penz Do you remember that episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in which Will thought it was a good idea to set his male prof...

by Kirsten West Sivali for Dame Magazine It is impossible to turn my eyes away from Ferguson, Missouri. As law enforcement continues to us...

by Queen Muse This morning, as I awoke and read about yet another day of unrest in Ferguson, the details of police throwing tear gas and ...

Photo Credit: @FrenchieGlobal/Twitter Like much of the world, I haven't been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that's happe...

It happened to me as if I were in a movie. I was sitting in the front row of my “Race, Class, and Gender” lecture one Fall semester when my ...

It happens every few months: black youths create a new dance phenomenon or phrase, share it on social media, and it becomes a hit in the bla...

Season four of TV One's spoken word series Verses and Flow sponsored by Lexus will premiere tonight. This season, Laz Alonzo will host ...

Mo'Ne Davis, pitcher for Philadephia's Taney Dragons, lead her team to a 4-0 victory over a team from Nashville on Friday. 13-yea...

by Neisha Washington “I feel like I’ve been robbed, and I’ve been ok with being robbed, because that’s what I’m used to,” wailed the voic...

by Stephanie Gates Booty, booty, booty, booty, booty everywhere—and I’m over it. I am sick of big booty White girls. And no, I am not a ha...

14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still,...

by Aja Trotter People are angry. And rightfully so. There is much to be angry about: the murder of Mike Brown; the funding and backing of...

by Nancy Aroyo Ruffin All across America people of color are getting killed. This is nothing new. America has been killing people of col...

by Nichole O. Nichols The thought of an after five networking mixer exhausts me. It’s not that I don’t like meeting new people. It’s not t...

by Eris Zion Venia Dyson My hair has been the subject of scrutiny for as long as I can remember. In fourth grade, a classmate called me “...

by Mwende Katwiwa When I first heard about the murder of Trayvon Martin, I was livid. I remember the searing heat I felt at yet another b...

by Marc Santora After a nine-month investigation, Barneys New York has agreed to pay $525,000 in costs, fees and penalties and institute ...

by Nancy Aroyo Ruffin It has been two years since my daughter was born and every night while putting her to sleep I think about the perso...

Growing up, I was taught by my mother that being emotional was a bad thing. Whenever I did something wrong, I would cry and she would yell,...

I have been called a “special negro” since elementary school. It started when my love of math turned into a game of wits for older kids who...

As I look back on my childhood, I often feel like I missed something. I spent my early years in what I can only describe as a hyper-compet...

I was in middle school the first time a friend told me she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. Since then, I have had countless nu...

Today in history, one of the greatest black female leaders of our time was just an average black woman. On August 11, 1965, a young Maya ...

This summer, many articles have been written about the appropriation of black music culture. The most recent article that caught my attenti...

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