by Kinsey Clarke My mother was born in 1951. She was sixteen-years-old when the Detroit Riots of 1967 occurred. She recalls how the mi...

This year Quvenzhane Wallis played "Annie" and it was a momentous casting. The young Wallis is pretty, witty, talented, and bla...

by Tracey Michae’l Truth be told, I think that every Black woman on Earth owned 2014. From the mom working double shifts to keep her kid...

Shaneka Thompson is out of the hospital, and this is good news!

by Kali Nicole Gross for The Huffington Post 2014 has been marked by massive protests decrying the failure of the justice system to char...

by Valerie Jean-Charles This year has been a great year for feminism. Whether it be the social justice movements led by Black women to ...

by Shonette Reed It seems that this year—more than recent years—America’s Black celebrities have worked hard to use their influence and...

by Randie Henderson As 2014 comes to a close, it is now the time for reflection. As January approaches, many of us are also making goal...

by Evan Seymour Last week, I read an opinion piece posted on For Harriet, critiquing Black women’s backlash to VH1’s new show, Sorority...

by Dalila Thomas There are just a few days left in 2014, so many of us have already turned our sights on the New Year. While many peopl...

by Leah C.K. Lewis It seems every skeleton in the closets of notable African American men is coming out. Historically, there have been ...

by Felice León I am a Blacktina. Get it: Black [La]tina? A friend gave me this nickname years ago, and it has stuck. My father is Afro-...

18-year-old Sheneque Proctor died while in the custody of police. Sheneque was arrested on Novemeber 1 for disorderly conduct and resist...

by Candace Simpson Myriad thoughtful articles have been published about the invisibility of black women and girls in the context of po...

by Peter Drier for Talking Points Memo In 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement, the organizer Ella Baker said: "Until th...

by Brittany Dawson 2014 has been the year of Black Twitter. At first glance, Black Twitter is a refreshing comedic escape from a nation ...

by Shanese R. Caton When I got my first menstrual period one month after my 10th birthday, I knew I did not want children. At that age it ...

by Bee Quammie The last time I saw him was in the subway station. Hearing the whoosh of the incoming train and the chime that signaled ...

Reporting by the Associated Press in Havana A senior Cuban official has given the clearest sign yet that the island’s government has n...

by Michelle Denise Jackson Within the last month, I have learned of three cases of Black women who were murdered by romantic part...

by Samantha Marie Haynes This past summer I spent two months in the beautiful Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada volunteering,...

In an ironic twist, Sony must turn to a Black woman to save the day.

Cariol Horne is a sad but perfect example that not even the status of a police officer can protect a Black woman and a “good” cop.

by Stacey Patton From looters to those disrupting traffic, from those dying-in at shopping malls to those wearing tee-shirts that say ...

by Brittany Dawson My first kiss: We stood in the back parking lot of the mall. Donned in an apron slathered with chunky patches of dri...

by Inda Lauryn If we were to believe anything we hear and see in the media, then we would believe that no one wants to be with black wom...

by Hilary Christian The holidays can be a time of joy and love, as many celebrate with friends and family, making preparations, and ge...

A Maryland woman who was shot Saturday morning by the man who shot and killed two New York Police Department Officers Saturday afternoon ha...

by Kareema El-Amin I am a single, saved, 40-something woman who is waiting until marriage to have sex. And yes, I think about having se...

by Saaraa Bailey Trigger warning: sexual assault, rape culture, misogyny Last month’s Rolling Stone story, “ A Rape on Campus: A Bru...

by Tamar Levin The president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute , Shirley Ann Jackson, was the nation’s highest-paid president of a priv...

by Diana Veiga In 2013, I won the Go On Girl! Book Club’s (the largest book club for Black women) Unpublished Writer’s Award for my subm...

by Candace Simpson 2014 has been one for the books, in terms of the progress Black women made – and the backlash they received. Desp...

by Neisha Washington In light of the recent passing of Titi Branch, entrepreneur and founder of Miss Jessie’s, due to a reported suicide...

by Brittany Dawson Courtesy of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, every Wednesday is considered Hip Hop Wednesday at the Uni...

by Raisa Habersham Chris Rock has been on the press junket circuit in support of his upcoming movie “ Top Five ,” a story about a comed...

by Ariel C. Williams Two weeks ago, Sasha and Malia Obama were criticized like every black girl has been and will be, when a GOP communi...

By Theresa Seiger for AL.com Hiawayi (pronounced like the state, Hawaii) Robinson, the 8-year-old girl found dead behind an abandoned bui...

by Stacey Patton for Dame Magazine  Since the spate of murders by police of unarmed Black men, we are finally engaging in one of the most...

by Tierra C.  As a black woman, who also happens to be member of a historically black sorority, I’m confused about and in awe of the elit...

by Dalila Thomas When is the last time you heard someone say, “I’m trying to spend my money?” Exactly. But trying save money is usua...

by Bee Quammie “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” —Zora Neale Hurston Ever since I read that particular Zora ...

by Danielle Stevens Dear Black Women, Femmes, and Girls, Who are neglected and ignored within public discourses around police violence ...

by Hannah Giorgis for The Guardian Erica Garner – the brave daughter of Eric Garner, who died this July when police officer Daniel Pantal...

by Malaika Jabali The number of black men and women who have been victimized by the hands of injustice has grown uncomfortably long in t...

by Kinsey Clarke The past few months have been especially hard with the murders of Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, and Eric Garner, and the non...

by Inda Lauryn The recent news that neither Darren Wilson nor Daniel Pantaleo would be indicted for their killings Michael Brown and Eri...

by Morgan Parker It used to be a kind of utopia. A weekly meeting of all my favorite Blackgirls, indulging and over-indulging on wine an...

Titi Branch (left) and Miko Branch (right). Although it has not been confirmed by Branch's family or representatives, it was anno...

by Ariel C. Williams In this gut-wrenching video , a tear drenched Lesley McSpadden, mother of slain Michael Brown, reminded African Ame...

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