Paying It Forward: What Does BB&W Owe BWE?

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Beyond Black and White has a deep history with the Black Women's Empowerment Movement. It's been ... complicated. This post is not a history lesson. … [Read more...]

How Do Black Women Respond When Someone “Pulls Rank”?

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This post is a bit tricky because it deals with the issue of  intersectionality. I strongly suggest people read up on the term and who is impacted. I … [Read more...]

Vetting Aabaakawad

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One prominent blogger has concluded that, because I made two short comments recently, on a couple of blogs, that were in poor taste, and because she … [Read more...]

Abercrombie’s CEO Michael Jeffries Created a Public Relations Disaster When He Decided to Diss Fat People

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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 … [Read more...]

Well It’s About Time! Kerry Washington Finally Lands the Cover of a Major Fashion Magazine

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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 … [Read more...]

Gabourey Sidibe on Jason Collins:”Every Woman Has Dated a Gay Man At Least Once”

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Jason Collins, a black male basketball player currently signed with the Washington Wizards, came out as being gay in a cover story for Sports … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day Message To the Non-Mothers

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 … [Read more...]

“How To Be An Adult,” A Book Review

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 … [Read more...]

Why We Don’t Talk About Black Men: A Response Post Of Sorts…

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This is an unusual response post for me; I'm actually not in opposition to what was written in Brenda's very intensive post. It's actually one that … [Read more...]

“Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” A Book Review

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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 … [Read more...]