Charnice Milton, a Washington, D.C. based journalist was fatally shot on Thursday night when the intended target of the bullet used her a...

by Kristina Brooke I was diagnosed with clinical depression at 16 years old and generalized anxiety disorder at 17. My mother did not t...

by SaVonne Anderson Like most fathers, mine would do anything possible to keep his little girl safe. One of the ways he kept me safe i...

by Jasmyne K. Rogers A beautiful cultural movement brewed in the wake of the world’s overwhelming ugliness. The longstanding physical a...

by Juhanna Rogers Dr. Juliet E.K. Walker writes about the history of Black entrepreneurship and calls attention to the ways entrepreneur...

by C. Imani Williams Black women’s lives matter. Our lives matter, even when the violent crimes committed against us go unpunished. Viol...

by Lee-Ann Stephens In our current education system, we often struggle with something called the belief gap, or the persistent and deep d...

A city councilman in Edwardsville, Kansas is in hot water after reportedly calling a teenaged girl a "n*gger b*tch" on Sunday, M...

by Dalila Thomas For too long, it seems women—especially black women—have been led to believe that living with a significant other prior...

by Altheria Gaston When I first heard about the trending story about Josh Duggar’s alleged sexual abuse, I did a quick search to find out...

Forbes' recently released its ranking of the 100 most powerful women in the world , a list filled with heads of state, CEOs and entrep...

by Ashley Elizabeth On Easter Sunday’s airing of BET’s Black Girls Rock event, the incomparable Cicely Tyson graced the stage to receive ...

by Anna Gibson “Black parents almost universally say they talk to their kids about discrimination, and black boys are given “the talk” by ...

by Dee Rene Fifty-seven year old Joe Morrissey, a former Virginia Lawmaker, recently admitted to fathering the son of his 19 year old fo...

by Dajae Gilliard Yes, someone’s talking about colorism again. Why? Because it’s still an issue.

The Teeny Weeny Afro (TWA) seems to be the stepchild, twice removed, in the natural hair family. When scrolling down my Pintrest and Tumblr...

by Anna Gibson A few months after her son’s birth, Starlisha Brim was diagnosed with lupus. The mother of a three year old lives in Detr...

by Jenn M. Jackson Recently, as I was perusing my social media timeline, I saw a video of a gorgeous Black woman. Painted on her backsi...

by Thea Monyee' I am a mother of black daughters, mourning with mothers of black sons. Recent murders of Black people have affected ...

by Brittany Dawson Y’all, I’m tired. I’m growing numb to the series of grisly comments by folks online who bark statements like, “Hey!...

Jeralean Talley celebrated her 116th birthday in her home of Inkster, Michigan on Saturday, May 23.

by Anna Gibson A recent Buzzfeed video , “Powerful Hair Makeovers that Transforms People's Lives,” showed seven clients, from a vari...

  by Shonette Reed The first African-American First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, has taken on the role of one of...

by Anna Gibson Black Twitter recently opened up a discussion around sex and sexual identities within the context of the Black Church un...

After a four week trial, Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty for the 2012 shooting deaths of Malissa Williams, 30,...

  by Aisha N. Davis Last Saturday night, Bessie , a biopic about early 20th century blues singer Bessie Smith, premiered on HBO. Prior t...

by Nneka M. Okona Last week was one where I made a concerted effort to limit my social media usage. I go through these periods every now...

by Hilary Christian In a recent interview, singer Kelly Rowland spoke openly and honestly about the joys of motherhood and marriage. Wh...

by Quanisha Smith During a conference I attended recently, I had an interesting interracial dialogue with a White woman. A conference pa...

by Melody Blossom This semester, I was part of a course that focused on radical women in social movements. We studied the Black Power Mov...

by Raisa Habersham Black girls are born and raised with the hope that they will become black women who make a difference. To ensure this,...

by Altheria Gaston The first time I heard of HIV/AIDS was in 1988 as an 8th grade student. All the 8th graders had been summoned to the ...

by Anna Gibson Impoverished Black women on public assistance have long been marginalized and shunned to the edges of society. It began in...

by Crystal Irby Then God tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Remember why people love you. Take care of that person.”

by Raisa Habersham I sat in my favorite downtown Atlanta eatery reading the local weekly, Creative Loafing, looking to catch up on some cu...

May 19th marks what would have been the birthday of the legendary playwright Lorraine Hansberry, known best as the first black woman to hav...

by Kesiena Boom Disney’s record   on racism  is less than stellar, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be improving anytime soon wi...

by Altheria Gaston When the grassroots organization, Women on 20s , started an online petition to replace Andrew Jackson with a woman ...

by C. Imani Williams Last week, WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were married. The celebrity couple had been in the news two...

by Brittany Dawson Discussions on inequality and racism continue to explode in the aftermath of the Baltimore riots. A quick glance on T...

by Inda Lauryn Trigger warning: Discussions of rape and sexual assault Rape and sexual assault are difficult subjects to tackle, especi...

by Gina Torres My journey to becoming an Unapologetic Black Girl began with my upbringing. I was born in the late 1960’s to Black parents...

by Kadijah Ndoye​ Trigger warning: Discussions of sexual abuse and violence It was the beginning of my freshman year of high school and...

Shanesha Taylor was sentenced to 18 years probation after pleading guilty to child abuse. Her story gained national attention when a passerb...

Notable civil rights leader Diane Nash celebrates her 77th birthday today. Here are ten things to know about her iconic legacy. Diane Nash...

by Kadon Douglas I awoke at 3 a.m. to a Facebook post from a close friend. It read: “I wonder how many souls the moon captures/On night...

by Michelle Y. Talbert A few weeks ago, The Huffington Post ran an essay by a light-skinned Black woman titled, " The Problem with...

by Kimberly Denise Williams Hollywood’s issue with diversity is well documented—from its employment practices to the final images we see ...

by Nneka M. Okona Growing up, the world was a vast, looming place full of feelings and emotions. And there was most definitely something w...

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