by Adam McDonald for KMOV This St. Louis woman’s picture and story has spread through social media, she’s now ready to talk about what ha...

by Harper Blake It is hard to keep straight the growing number of women who have come forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault. Whe...

by Tyece Wilkins I always wondered how I would untie the disjointed knots of this story. Five hundred and ninety nine days have passed b...

by Kioshana LaCount The last time I went to visit my grandmother, she asked me when I was going to have children. Instinctively, I hesit...

By Bee Quammie As I walked into the grocery store, I caught the tail end of a man saying he’d “be a gentleman” and pass carts to the “love...

by Krislyn Domingue They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know that we were seeds. —Mexican Proverb Michael, they’ve buried you, but ...

by Carolyn Strong We all knew Lifetime’s recent biopic of the late singer, Aaliyah, would be awful. The family did not authorize the fil...

by Susan Snyder for the Philadelphia Inquirer Lincoln University President Robert R. Jennings, under fire since making statements about ...

by Anne Shindler for First Coast News Facing a possible 60 years in prison for firing a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons, Mar...

by Brittany Dawson Two years ago, my twin sister was diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, schizoaffectiv...

by Saaraa Bailey Way before the world was “keeping up” with her and her family, Kim Kardashian was just another the young, wealthy girl ...

by Kinsey Clarke Last week, TIME Magazine asked which popularly used words in 2014 should be banned in 2015. The list contained many w...

by Julia Craven I was raised by my great-grandmother—a self-proclaimed strong Black women who ain’t need no man. Winnie was independent....

by Samone Hamilton I recently read an article on The Root by Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele titled, “Michael Brown’s Death Reopened My Eyes t...

by Diana Veiga Life is hard. It can be extra hard for a Black girl who will one day become a Black woman. What do you tell her about this...

by Anna Gibson Everyone could hear her long before they could see her. It was 2:00am at a liquor store on the corner of Grand River and...

by Malaika Jabali Bye, Felicia! Bae. Fleek. Basic. The list of words black people have re-imagined, created anew, and/or made to be...

by Kesiena Boom Yaz’Min Shancez (pictured above), nicknamed ‘Miss T’ by her loved ones, was 31 years old when she was brutally killed in ...

by Michelle Denise Jackson Trigger warning: sexual violence, victim blaming, rape culture, misogyny When I woke up yesterday morning,...

by Ayana Crichlow Although I currently live in the U.S., I grew up in Trinidad in the 80s and 90s as a black girl. To be black in a coun...

by Qubilah Huddleston Recently, I was tweeting about how I wish black men would stop valuing big butts and fuller thighs (read: typically...

by Amber Dorsey Last weekend, BuzzFeed published one of their more poignant lists: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Woman . Instead of their...

by B. Cayenne Bird for Daily Kos They’ve got law and order in Arizona. Just look at the case of Shanesha Taylor who is now being hung in ...

by Brittany Dawson Last week, I grabbed coffee with a former classmate at Starbucks. We laughed, gossiped about How To Get Away With Mur...

by Krislyn Domingue After recent comments made by Lincoln University President Robert Jennings addressing an audience of female studen...

The Associated Press Three women testified Monday that an Oklahoma City police officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty, inc...

by Nneka M. Okona Some weeks ago when talks about Lena Dunham, sexual curiosity and exploration as a child were the hot topics of conver...

By Tracey Michae’l Sure…a white Christmas is fun. Whether your idea of a white Christmas is making snow angels on your beautiful, snow-co...

by Kinsey Clarke The recent video of Andrew Caldwell, a “cured” gay man being spiritually delivered during an altar call at a Church of ...

by Nneka M. Okona There is nothing more radical and revolutionary than a Black woman committed to loving herself fully, and being true t...

by Tanya Allen My oldest daughter is nine years old and has a mane of long, thick curls. I (and almost everyone else she meets) think th...

by Brandon Blackwell A 37-year-old bipolar and schizophrenic woman died after police slammed her to the pavement outside her family's...

by Michelle Talbert Last week, the Federal Detention Center in Miami held its first “Father-Daughter Dance” for inmates who are nearing ...

by Maureen Evans Arthurs for Washington Post Recently, Ebony editor Jamilah Lemieux wrote on Twitter , “RT if you are a Black woman (t...

Less than three months after regaining custody of her children , Shanesha Taylor has been accused of wasting her opportunities. Taylor made...

by Gina Torres Scandal is arguably one of the best dramatic shows currently on television. It is also one of the most groundbreaking TV...

by Tracey Ricks Several weeks ago, the world learned that entertainer and game show host Wayne Brady suffers from clinical depression an...

by Kate Abbey-Lambertz for The Huffington Post A suspect has been charged in connection with the death of Mary "Unique" Spears,...

by Felice León Social media is terribly intrusive and I tend to stay away from the hyperreality that it yields. On Facebook, I only acce...

by Makeda Vaughn As a pastor’s daughter and granddaughter, I have always eavesdropped on conversations about church mess that I wasn’t s...

by Jesse J. Holland for AP The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of co...

Lincoln University's President Robert R. Jennings apologized Tuesday after receiving criticism for his remarks on rape and sexual assau...

By Domenica Ghanem and Fatir Qureshi, The Daily Campus “Privilege will ruin our reputation,” Brittney Yancy, a victim of harassment by...

by Catherine Saunders I am 26 years old. I have recently earned my Master’s degree, and am currently teaching college writing courses. I...

by Kinsey Clarke Not all of our skinfolk are our kinfolk. - Zora Neale Hurston In light of the election of black Congresswoman Mia Love...

by Kesiena Boom Some of us Black women do not have the luxury of living in an area that has a decent number of other Black folks around....

by Brittany Dawson Almost one week ago, 22 year old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither went missing . Little to no evidence was left behind other ...

by Candace Simpson It has been about a week since Election Day. Many of us left-leaning folk woke up Wednesday morning groggy, upset tha...

by Briana Perry A few weeks ago, I came across an article on my newsfeed titled “ Women, We Need to Stop Arguing About Privilege. ” The ...

Yesterday morning, President Obama officially nominated Loretta Lynch as his pick for U.S. Attorney General. If confirmed, she will be the...

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