Beyonce (the Album) Review: Why this Church Girl Loves Bey and the Book of Knowles-Carter


Did y’all catch that Grammy performance?  Dayum.  I thought she had lost it as she had be gone for a minute, but we should never count King Bey out.  … [Read more...]

Special Off-Topic Thread for Atheists and Believers

Behave! … [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...]

Discussion: Do We Opt Out of Mental Health Help in Favor of Prayer?

But could this be a good thing? A few months ago, I wrote a post showing that black women really had nothing to show for their "relationships" with … [Read more...]

Dominic Ripoli: Being an Atheist in an Intercultural Relationship

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  If you have been dating black people in America for a while then you know how the black community feels about atheists and gay people. They pretty … [Read more...]

Why You Hate Giving Help to Poor People (Even Though You Might Have Once Been Poor)

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Why are Americans so seemingly generous on an individual level, but those same Americans who will tithe to their local church lambaste calls to pay … [Read more...]

A Different “Defense of Marriage”

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It's been suggested that we release "marriage" from government, give it entirely & symbolically over to religious institutions, and use civil … [Read more...]

The Five Stages of Black Woman Grief, Part 1


I have observed behaviors in black women, self included, that made me think of the Kübler-Ross model or "Five Stages of Grief". Many black women have … [Read more...]

Why Are Black Women So Desperate for Religion?


I'm sure everyone has heard Michael Houston's confession that he introduced the beloved Whitney to crack. That in and of itself is tragic. However … [Read more...]

Israeli Government Tacitly Admits to Medical Malpractice On Ethiopian Women


Last month, an investigative journalist reported that Jewish Ethiopian women awaiting immigration to Israel in transit camps in Ethiopia were given … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: Shame on You Black Girl…(Part 1)

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This multi-part series covering Melissa Harris-Perry's book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, has discussed three main … [Read more...]