The Marissa Alexander Story: This Is What Could Happen When You Choose the Wrong Man

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In May of 2012, Marissa Alexander, a 31-year old black women with a master's degree and 3 children, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being … [Read more...]

Do You Feel The Need to Distance Yourself from Other Black Women?


The concept of "distancing" has multiple definitions. In the most literal sense, to distance oneself from something is to put space between it and … [Read more...]

Transform Your Inner Critic Into An Inner Coach


Change Your Thinking, Change your Life Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness The Power of Habit Decisive: How To … [Read more...]

Kerry Washington Marries a Black Man, And Yet She STILL Remains the Embodiment of What BB&W Is About

Are these two people together??

The cat has gotten out of the bag. Super-secretive-about-her-love-life actress Kerry Washington married football player Nnamdi Asomugha sometime … [Read more...]

Is Serena Williams a Rape Apologist, or Were Her Comments About the Steubenville Rape Victim Just an Extremely Bad Choice of Words?

Serena Williams, tennis extraordinaire and french-speaking francophile, put her foot in her mouth when she made some unfortunate comments to a … [Read more...]

“So Good They Can’t Ignore You,” A Book Review


"Follow your passion" is not good advice, according to author/academic Cal Newport, yet this simple phrase has become the go-to career advice given to … [Read more...]

From Lifestyle Blogging to Being a Foodie: Black Women Bloggers You Oughta Know

Franchesca Ramsey

The experiences of black women are diverse. There are black women on the web dishing on their globetrotting, lifestyles, ideals, businesses, … [Read more...]

Black Women Are Spending Too Much Time and Effort Going to School, They Should Be Spending That Time Trying to Get Married


Numerous black women-centric websites have reported on a report issued by the United Negro College Fund which declares that black women are enrolling … [Read more...]

Why You Hate Giving Help to Poor People (Even Though You Might Have Once Been Poor)

Jeremy Clarkson, writer and presenter of Top Gear, a British television show

Why are Americans so seemingly generous on an individual level, but those same Americans who will tithe to their local church lambaste calls to pay … [Read more...]

Will Chirlane McCray Become the First Lady of New York City?

Chirlane McCray, Bill De Blasio, and their two children

In 1979 Chirlane Mccray wrote an article in Essence proclaiming herself a black feminist lesbian. In 2013 she's the wife of New York City mayoral … [Read more...]