The Five Stages of Black Woman Grief, Part 1

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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?

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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

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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...]

Identifying Black Counterproductive Behavior: “Having Babies” Versus “Becoming Mothers”

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I'm a true believe in the power of words to shape how one interacts and communicates their experience with the world. Because I've always done more … [Read more...]

Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women As Tools of the Trade

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I used the term 'equally yoked' for no other reason then the fact that I can't fucking stand the damn phrase. When I hear anyone say it, and I recall … [Read more...]

On DOMA: Are We Defending Marriage or Hate?

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Recently, I had to have "the" talk with my four year old son. You know, the one where a parent has to explain that things or people who seem different … [Read more...]

The Superwoman Complex: Deepak Chopra Breaks Down the Dangers of a Stressful Lifestyle

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Everyone always talks about stress. They say things like "eat better to reduce stress." And, "exercise for 30 minutes daily to reduce stress." But, … [Read more...]

Mammy, The Mule and Equally Yoked: Black Women as Beasts of Burden

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The mule possesses the even temper, patience, endurance and sure-footedness of the donkey, and the vigor, strength and courage of the horse. Operators … [Read more...]

Biblical Swirling Finale: Are Your Mixed Babies An Abomination???

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Ah, the joys of interracial love. You, he and your beautiful little...Gasp!...Mamzers, today known as biracials. Or are they? Take a look at a passage … [Read more...]