Adm. Michelle Howard, black woman, Navy, historical, promotion, successful, military career, breaking barriers,

History Made: Michelle Howard Become Navy’s First Female Admiral

Monday was event for celebration as the United States Navy appointed Michelle Howard to the ranks of Admiral making her the first woman in US history … [Read more...]

Oxford, Joshua Beckford, college bound, black boys, black males, historic, England, higher education, morals, medical, education, black children,

This Brown Baby is Oxford Bound! 8 Year Old Makes University History

His name is Joshua Beckford and he's 'just a normal 8 year old', according to his proud father. He asks a lot of curious questions and he can be … [Read more...]

NYC, Loving Day, event, dating, mixed relationships, black women, marriage, biracial, blended families, meet and greet, celebration, history,

Are You Going to the NYC Loving Day Celebration or Nah?

I'll be attending the 11th annual Loving Day celebration in New York City this coming Saturday. I hope to see some our regular readers there since … [Read more...]

Lavern Cox, OITNB, media, advocacy, transgender, LGBT, civil rights, writer, producer, actress, Black man, black woman, violence, bullying, children, Time Magazine, beauty, fashion, style, historic,

Lavern Cox Graces the Cover of TIME Magazine: Speaks on Race, Gender and Violence

There is no question that Lavern Cox is setting the world on fire. This African American beauty is one of the break away stars of Orange is the New … [Read more...]

Belle, movie, Hollywood, actress, historic, black women, memoir, story, culture, race,

“Belle” Opens Strong…Tells a True Story of a Beloved Mixed Race Aristocrat

Sometimes when I watch old movies set in centuries past, I often wish I could have witnessed what it was like to live as an aristocrat, wearing fine … [Read more...]

SAHM, lifestyle, choices, options, family, parenting, marriage, couples, children, finances, aging, society, culture, stereotypes, black women,stay at home black mothers, non working mothers, stay at home parents, women who don't want to work, raising kids, child rearing, tradition, servants, privilege, freedom,

Why Is Everyone Mad At A “Non-Working” Black Woman?

I find that there are few things that piss off black people more than a stay at home black mother. Not stay at home mother, but stay at home BLACK … [Read more...]

Benedict Cumberbatch, 12 Years a Slave, plantation, economics, reparations, slavery, benefit, rich, history, equality, blacks, descendants, finance, Caribbean,

How Much, If Anything, Do the Beneficiaries of Profits From Slavery Owe to the Descendants of Former Slaves?

Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch's fine arse is the descendant of plantation owners who got super from owning sugar-cane producing plantation in the … [Read more...]

slavery, antebellum, marriage, mixed marriage, black women, history, pictures, images, black history month,

Swirling In History – Colonial, Antebellum, Reconstruction and Beyond

It is no secret that black women have been marrying interracially for centuries although some folks may want us to think otherwise.  It is simple … [Read more...]

Gabrielle Turnquest, lawyer, barrister, United Kingdom, England, history, Virginia, University of Virginia, fashion, world record, Bahamas, international, college, higher education, successful black girl, teenager,

Be Inspired: Gabrielle Turnquest Passes Bar At 17 And Breaks 600 Year Old Record in the U.K.

I just got wind of this news coming from across the pond, and it is the perfect example of what young Black women can achieve when given the … [Read more...]

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In Search Of My Past…Following the Ancestry Trail.

Growing up, I was always intrigued when my nonblack friends spoke of their ethnic roots. Some were Irish, others were German, Chinese, East Indian, … [Read more...]

Ola Hudson, Slash, designer, Pinterest, style, historic, icon

Iconic Tuesday: May I Interest You In This Awesome Pinterest?

Oh, Kittens! I've been a bad, bad, girl. I stumbled across this AMAZING Pinterest board days ago and have been been agonizing over whether or not I … [Read more...]

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Would President Kennedy Have Approved of Interracial Relationships?

Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. He fought hard for African Americans to have basic civil rights, and I … [Read more...]

Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes: First African-American Woman Cartoonist

  The home of all things random, I recently came across this blurb on tumblr regarding Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman … [Read more...]