A Lesson In Bold Black Womanhood: No Explanations Owed

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I've talked in the past about being a bold black woman. One of the areas where black women often find themselves attacked is in their ability to stand … [Read more...]

An Announcement! Toni Matthews, “Thriving” Editor

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This is promotion is a long time coming, and definitely deserved. BB&W has appointed Toni Matthews (Toni M) editor of our "Thriving" section, … [Read more...]

Who Owns a Black Woman’s Womb?

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*gets behind a podium* *clears throat*   Blogmistress, moderators, community regulars, lurkers and guests-   The black … [Read more...]

“#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen” And That’s Not Going To Change In Feminism

I actually tried to pass the buck on this one. However, finding out my previous article had been syndicated during the aftermath of the … [Read more...]

DUPLICATE POST with fresh comment thread ~ comments about porn will be deleted

The Exotic Okey Doke: How Black Women Got Tricked Out Of Sexy

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This post was published on July 26, 2013 by Toni. Things quickly got out of hand in the comment section, derailing into talking about women-friendly … [Read more...]

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...]

ORIGINAL POST with restored comment thread ~ Black women and porn can be discussed here

The Exotic Okey Doke: How Black Women Got Tricked Out Of Sexy

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This post was published on July 26, 2013 by Toni. Things quickly got out of hand in the comment section, derailing into talking about women-friendly … [Read more...]

Why Do Some Black Women Consider Marriage “The Enemy”? Part II

I wrote the first part in response to the negative attitudes I'd seen from single black women regarding marriage. Specifically people who have never … [Read more...]

A “Twisted” Commentary On Black Women As TV Love Interests

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I confess, as someone who doesn't watch ABC Family (the programming is a bit "young" for me much of the time), the show "Twisted" was not on my radar. … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Black Women: How BOLD Are You? Steps to Show You How.

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Something I've been working on is my level of mental and emotional boldness. I don't mean being brash or careless, but bold. To be bold and be a black … [Read more...]