by Philip Obaji Jr, The Daily Beast It is perhaps the best-received news ever announced by the Nigeria Defense Headquarters—that 293 women...

by Porscha Coleman For much of the last 72 hours, the news cycle has been dominated by stories about the protests and uprisings in Baltim...

by Altheria Gaston Over the last couple of days, #BaltimoreMom and similar hashtags have been trending heavily on Twitter because of a ...

by Dalila Thomas By now, we’re all familiar with the phrase “think like a man” when it comes to relationships, but what about applying th...

by Kesiena Boom The events unfolding in Baltimore at the moment are depressingly familiar: Police officer uses excessive force and kills...

by Leah C.K. Lewis Remember the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words?” There was a time when the primary purpose of a camera ...

by Kesiena Boom  The success of television shows such as Empire —starring Taraji P. Henson as the inimitable, indomitable, and downrigh...

by Bim Adewunmi , Buzzfeed For a woman who has made a career out of her love for culture – and consumes so much of it – it would not make ...

by Bee Quammie We weren’t meant to be here. When I say “we,” I mean Black women. When I say “here,” I mean existing in a place of self...

by Brenda's Child As I watched Angelina Jolie make the news once again for her “heroic” decision to undergo another surgery to elimina...

by Aisha Davis In March 2012, Rekia Boyd was killed by off-duty Chicago police officer Dante Servin. Officer Servin thought that Rekia an...

by Anna Gibson Ben Affleck has been under fire, for actions he took in response to finding out one of his ancestors owned slaves on the P...

by Inda Lauryn SNAP “challenges” are nothing new. Every once in a while, we get a celebrity and/or politician who decides to rise up to t...

by Jamille Fields April is National Minority Health month, and it is far past time for our elected officials to implement policies to im...

by Shonette Reed Beating out more than 530 entries, 7-year-old Natalie McGriff, co-creator of The Adventures of Moxie Girl comic book, ...

by Akilah S. Richards All parents need to be visionaries when it comes to our children’s futures. Parenting carries no illusion of certa...

by Nyah Levone Molineaux One of the amazing aspects about being Black is the diversity of our community—including the diversity of religi...

After waiting more than five months, the senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as attorney general on Thursday.  In a 56-43 vote,  Lynch won the p...

by Kimberly Denise Williams The fierce afro. The defiant gaze. The black power fist raised. The feminine silhouette. Angela Davis’ image...

by Tameka Bradley Hobbs, Ph.D. It started as I pondered Black Twitter’s response to Starbucks’ #RaceTogether campaign, a well-intended b...

by Malaika Jabali On Sunday, April 19, renowned professor and author Michael Eric Dyson penned a 9,220-word screed lambasting his former ...

by Tamika D. Hawkins I recently took my four-year-old daughter to see Cinderella – it was a live action, modern twist on a classic tale o...

by Anna Gibson With last week's official announcement that she'll be running in the 2016 Presidential Election, Hillary Clinton ...

by Courtney McCreary Growing up in the 1990s was awesome. Television was great, the toys were legendary, and the various theme songs an...

by Kim Lute, Huffington Post My French Creole features speak to a long history of miscegenation: green eyes, skin the color of a white pea...

by Anna Gibson On April 8th, 2014, a rising star in the black community, Karyn Washington, died by suicide . According to an article by...

On Monday, a judge found Dante Servin not guilty on charges of shooting and killing Rekia Boyd. According to The Chicago Sun Times , Judg...

by Nneka M. Okona Hearing about the terrorist attack in Garissa, Kenya at Garissa University on Thursday, April 2nd that left 148 studen...

by Nina Daoud As a 16 year old, first-generation college applicant who also happened to be first-generation American and the eldest of fo...

by Jailyn Gladney The question of whether or not a nation can ever overcome the injustices it has committed is a tricky one. Within the A...

by Kenya Carlton With websites, magazines, and entire lines of products dedicated to African-American women with natural hair, is it a wo...


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by Juhanna Rogers Dominant historical accounts say that Europeans brought Africans to the New World as slaves. However, history often lea...

The engine roared on the airplane. In the four years that I have been maintaining a bicoastal relationship with my lover, I have wracked up...

by Jenn M. Jackson “Don’t marry her. She doesn’t want to work.” I remember my then fiancé’s barber warning him about me when I mentione...

by C. Imani Williams Trigger warning: Graphic depictions of sexual violence As women, we all have a little girl inside of us who deserve...

by Brittany Dawson Tink’s “ Ratchet Commandments ” has quickly become the latest prescribed respectability anthem for women. Ah, ye...

by Jenn M. Jackson I am a Black woman who is no longer in the STEM fields, but it isn’t for the reasons you may be thinking. Growing up,...

At an emotionally charged forum debating whether the statute honouring Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) should be rem...

by Ifie Natasha Brandon I’ve always loved black men. The way they walk, their style, the culture they represent, and the beauty reflecte...

by Felice León It isn’t easy being a “big girl”. Rubbing thighs, finding properly fitted clothing without looking frumpy, and getting in ...

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