OOW Children Are No Mistake, But Stop Projecting Your Ego Onto Your Child.

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One of the most difficult discussions when it comes to the OOW rate among black women is acknowledging that it is a problem. Mainly because black … [Read more...]

BWE And Validation-Seeking: Are You Looking To Be Told What To Do?

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You know, there are things I agree with and disagree with when it comes to how BWE reaches black women, however there has always been one thing that … [Read more...]

Black Women and Benefits, We Don’t Get None, Always Cheering for Others.

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Question:  How do you know when you are happy?  Think about it for a minute. Do you smile more? Do you hum a tune?   However and … [Read more...]

Introducing “Fables for Thrivers”: The Caged Bird and the Free Bird

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The Caged Bird and the Free Bird Once upon a time, there was a caged bird who would get weekly visits from a free bird. The free bird would fly far … [Read more...]

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...]

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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...]