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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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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

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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...]