The Dumbest Reasons Offered For Why Black Women Should Stay Fat

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I have been actively working on being a smaller weight for about a year or so (inactively for a few years before that. I observed that my initial … [Read more...]

Video: Kola Boof Speaks Her Truth About “Black Consciousness” in America


Worth the view, I promise. She addresses the treatment of dark-skinned black women by the black community, and explains why she married a white, … [Read more...]

“Legion of Doom Mothers,” Lead Their Children Like Lambs to Slaughter.


Last week, a power outage in our area left us with no cable television.  It was a little early for my children's bedtime so I popped in a DVD --  … [Read more...]

WTF?! People GLEEFUL Over Our Negative News…Plus a Sobering Acknowledgement.


I won't provide the link to soul-killing garbage that apparantly indicates that black women are picked last in online dating, because, really...what's … [Read more...]

Who Should ‘Shut Up’ Again? The Lie About Being Empowered Through Silence….

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You have the right to remain silent. In fact, silence can be used to great effect to express having the power in a situation. Passive aggressive … [Read more...]

Sisters, It is Time to STOP Giving Birth to Men Who Hate You.


In this letter, my use of "you" means you, me, all of us. This letter, sister, is from someone who is sitting, not-so-quietly observing, and taking … [Read more...]

Are Black Women Safe Anywhere?


Renisha McBride was in a car accident at 2:30 am last Saturday. Having been in a horrible accident myself this year, I know how frantic one can become … [Read more...]

Taking Off Your Desperation


I discovered the fabulous Ava DuVernay when it was announced she’d be directing an episode of my favorite TV show, Scandal (the episode will air on … [Read more...]

PT 2: An Honest Conversation Between You and I: Black Female Sexual Repression, Shame and Neglect


This is part two of a conversation inspired by an email I received from one of our dear readers. My intention as a writer is to bring light to the … [Read more...]

Princess Learns the Hard Way “Project Help a Brutha” Often Ends in Disaster

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Before I show the excerpt of this woman's formal statement, I need to make myself clear so as to stave off the fire-breathing ass weasels who will … [Read more...]

Social Graces 101: In Memoriam Maxine Powell 1915-2013

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“Mrs. Powell was always a lady of grace, elegance and style, and we did our best to emulate her. Every asset of my personality has been by her … [Read more...]