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


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”?


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


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


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

Kerry Washington June 2013 Elle

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”

Gabourey Sidibe

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…


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


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...]