Shaneen Allen didn’t know it was illegal to bring the gun that she was legally licensed to carry in Philadelphia into New Jersey. When she ...

by Jewanna T. Carver My father’s first name was Henry. My mother chose not to give me his surname, though she never doubted I was his chil...

by Tracie Ricks Sheryl Underwood opened a door of discussion about African American women and how we view one another by disclosing on...

Los Angeles County prosecutors have yet to decide whether they will pursue criminal charges in the assault of Marlene Pinnock by a Cali...

The video of a news anchor in Anchorage, Alaska, saying, "F*** it, I quit!" live on air went viral over the weekend. Charlo Gree...

Marlene Pinnock, the 51-year-old woman punched repeatedly by California Highway Patrol officer Daniel Andrew on the side of a freeway in an...

Raw Story reports that Oklahoma State Highway Patrol Caption George Brown had some interesting (meaning insensitive, maddening, and ludicr...

by Catherine Saunders Remarkable author J. California Cooper was born in 1932 to Maxine and Joseph E. Cooper in Berkley, California. Coop...

Late last week , the worst fears of little Hiawayi D’iland Robinson’s family were recognized as law enforcement officials confirmed the bod...

by Amber L. Wright The question of how much privacy celebrities are entitled to has dominated the internet as the recent influx of leake...

I want to be clear and explicit: I love my (natural) hair. I really do! Like most Black women, my relationship with my hair is a reflection...

by Tamerra Griffin I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Shortly after Alessandra Stanley’s piece of work on Shonda Rhimes as an “angry black wom...

by Amberly Alene Ellis Memory may omit things people say to you, but emotions tied to words spoken are hardly ever forgotten. For weeks...

This fall you'll more than a few opportunities to see the talents of Black women on the small screen. Black actresses are much better r...

by Nana Aduba-Amoah Early Thursday morning, witnesses discovered the nude bodies of two black women lying dead on the side of a road in J...

by Nana Aduba-Amoah Tracy Lewis is paving a way for black women in the public safety industry after being promoted to firefighter lieute...

by Krista White I sat there, sobbing on the counter, eating an entire bag of shredded cheese and thought, “Maybe I need to change somethi...

by Princess Gabbara The final week I spent in my childhood home was surreal to say the least. I knew we were moving soon, but for an eigh...

by Crystal Tennille Irby I love my son’s hands. I love to hold them/ kiss them/ help them trace letters. His hands amazed me at the te...

I shouldn't have to wonder how quickly my parents would cut me off financially if I decided to come out of the closet, but I often do. ...

by Doris Agwu “You need to let him go.” I’ve heard this statement so many times that it’s become quite predictable. Most family members ...

With books you have the ability to create for your child new worlds and show them new possibilities. That is why the books we read to them a...

By now, many of us have learned about the case against Daniel Holtzclaw, the young Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assault...

by Tanya Allen My oldest daughter is 9 and has a mane of long, thick curls. I, and almost everyone else she meets, think they are beautifu...

A New York City auctioneer and broker is feeling tired but satisfied after a billionaire's purchase of a massive collection of belongin...

by Neisha Washington “My mother built my father on her back. . . I know she may have saved my life, but I’d rather kill myself than repea...

by Olivia Smarr When I was five years old, I joined the new Youth Liturgical Dance Ministry at my church. In the dance ministry we explor...

Whenever anybody asks about black women in comics, the immediate response is to bring up Storm. But Storm isn't the only black woman to...

by Denechia Powell My heart sank once I realized it was an eviction notice. After coming home from an underwhelming day at work, I look...

Actress Danièle Watts was wrongfully detained under the suspicion that she was a prostitute after being affectionate with her boyfriend in ...

by Amber L. Wright With news breaking of NFL star Adrian Peterson being indicted on charges of negligent injury to a child for allegedly ...

by Amber Wright When I read Pearl Cleage’s memoir, “ Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons & Love Affairs ,” I expecte...

by GaBrilla Ballard I used to be one of the many who called women "stupid" for staying with
men who hit them. Wondered and s...

by Queen Muse This week, Vogue Magazine author Patricia Garcia declared that we've officially entered the "era of the big booty...

I have always been good at making people feel uncomfortable by being extremely vocal about my views on political and social issues. This ha...

by Stephany Rose, Ph. D. As a survivor of sexual assault, I know that the second most traumatic experience after an assault is reliving o...

by Osamagbe Osagie "Beware of Respectability. It is a terminal disease." -Dr. Mark Naison Shame. Guilt. Lack of necessary soc...

By Rev. Dominique C. Atchison I grew up hearing stories about the generational domestic violence that seemed to be ever-present in my mot...

by Doris C. Agwu I am big. I am black. I am a woman. I am a big, black woman. Society has tried to teach me that this means that I have 3...

Speculation and misinformation about the realities of abusive relationships abound in light of the emergence of a video recording showing f...

by Vivian Hee for the New York Times Not much seems unusual about Judian and Kadeian Brown’s storefront in a tidy plaza off Church Avenue ...

by Kimberly Peeler-Allen for Higher Heights of America In the weeks since the unconscionable killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., p...

I have often been asked 'Do you think you're white?'. This is usually a weak reference to my demeanor, which can be misinterpre...

by Cherekana F. The Natural Hair Movement is changing. We feel it, we sense it, and we’re angry about some of the changes taking place. A...

by Bee Quammie “It’s raining My body’s calling I’m in neeeeeed Of my darling…” - Lady Saw I still remember my father bringing home ...

Founded in 2011, Black Girls Code works across the country to expose young Black and Brown girls to the opportunities with growing tech sec...

by Rev. Dominique Atchison A few years back I made the hard choice to leave the majority African American church and denomination where ...

After complaints, the crowdfunding site GoFundMe has removed a fundraiser for officer Daniel Holtzclaw. Holtzclaw, a three-year veteran o...

Blogger turned Author Doyin Richards is on a mission to change the way we think and talk about fatherhood. His first book, Daddy Doin' ...

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