How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
President Barack Obama gave the commencement speech at the only all male historically black institution of higher education in the United States, Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. President Obama could have made his speech about anything he wanted, but he choose to make a call to personal responsibility the foundation of the speech, which says a lot to those who are bothering to pay attention.
It’s on thing for you to have unpopular rude thoughts running through your head; it’s quite another thing entirely to let those thoughts escape through your mouth and into the waiting embrace of a journalist’s microphone. Michael Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch (we’ll see how much longer he can keep his position), thought no one was paying attention when he let some of his ideas escape through his mouth, and now he and the company he leads are suffering due to his indiscretions.
Kerry Washington’s role as Olivia Pope on the ABC hit Scandal is seriously causing her star to rise and she is finally getting the major media attention she deserves. Ms. Washington landed her first cover of a major fashion magazine when she snagged the cover story for the June 2013 issue of Elle Magazine.
Although I’m a single woman who isn’t focused on getting dates at the moment–but that could change at any second, because really, who knows when The One ™ will come calling–I still love to read the dating stories of other women, especially black women.
SyFy’s Defiance, AMC’s Mad Men, HBO’s Game of Thrones, and ABC’s Scandal. These are the shows I watch religiously (or almost religiously) every week, which goes to show that there is good programming out there, you just might have to cobble that programming together from several channels.
Jason Collins, a black male basketball player currently signed with the Washington Wizards, came out as being gay in a cover story for Sports Illustrated. His story is being promoted as that of the “first active player in one of the four major American professional team sports to announce that he is gay.” Some are [...]
Everyone has a mother, but not everyone has a child; and some people just don’t get into the celebration of certain holidays. But no matter what you’ll be doing on Mother’s Day, if you are a woman who thinks she may want to have a child in the future (whether or not you have one now) you can see the holiday as an opportunity for reflection and contemplation.
The day after her concert in Paris, Beyoncé had lunch with her husband and their 15-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy. Little Blue Ivy looked just a little girl should, all chubby checks and smooth, blemish free skin. But it was the little girl’s hair that made SOME black women stand up and take notice.
Your childhood came and went, but unfortunately, even though you are now an adult, you still find yourself behaving–from time to time–as if you were still inexperienced in the ways of life. Or, to paraphrase the Bible, when you were a child you talked like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child…and now you are still talking, thinking and reasoning like that youthful version of yourself.
Women can sometimes be their own worse enemy when it comes to achieving career success. That’s a controversial message in light of the fact that gender and racial discrimination does still occur in the workforce, but that message is the basic premise of Facebook COO’s Sheryl Sandberg’s new book “Lean In: Women, Work, And The Will To Lead,” a sort-of feminist primer on how to get ahead in the world of work.
What does the word ‘reciprocity’ mean to those of you who call yourselves BWE?
This is not a trick question, but a chance for open dialogue and explication because, sometimes, I am not quite sure what some of you mean when you use the term reciprocity.
Oh LAWD! Tyler Perry is involved!
Grandparents often simply don’t have the energy to properly manage their teenage grandchildren. And, most importantly, times have changed and people are behaving much differently than how people were behaving when your average 60-, 70-, or 80-year-old was coming up. There have always been fast girls and boys who wanted to be players, but, in general, girls were much more fearful of getting a bad reputation, boys didn’t have as much unsupervised access to young women, and crimes against humanity such as disemboweling women were practically unheard of. We don’t live in the same age as our grandparents did, and the grandparents of today are oftentimes entirely unprepared to help their grandchildren navigate the rough waters that many a teenager today has to navigate in poor, high-crime neighborhoods.
Another South African girl has been raped and murdered in a grisly fashion.
Two months after Anene Booysen was found raped and disemboweled, another teenager, 14-year old Thandeka Madonsela, was found after having been raped and disemboweled in the veld in Naturena, south-west of Joburg.
Here’s a sad tale of another woman having to learn the hard way that living together as husband and wife is not the same thing as being husband and wife.
Abby and Olivia walked through the door of the couples’s home together and the female client strode confidently up the Abby and said, “You must be Olivia Pope.” Olivia intercepted the strider and stuck her hand out for the handshake with the words “I’m Olivia Pope”. Despite the fact that the client had just made the assumption that a high-powered fixer had to be the white women Olivia didn’t let that phase her; Olivia didn’t even mention what had happened at any later point in the episode.
At the annual World Economic Forum(WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Lisa Witter, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum noticed a trend: Men seemed to be much more interested in workplace flexibility than they had been in past year’s meetings.
Single mothers are raising losers, according to a new study.
There are only two ways to be sure that a woman wants to have sex with you: 1) She says “yes, I want to have sex with you,” or some similarly worded statement, or 2) you initiate sexual contact with a woman and she enthusiastically responds to your advances with physical advances of her own. I wish that I didn’t have to define what “consent” to sexual contact means in this day and age, but the latest high-profile rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio makes it patently obvious that rape culture is still alive and well.