OOW Children Are No Mistake, But Stop Projecting Your Ego Onto Your Child.

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One of the most difficult discussions when it comes to the OOW rate among black women is acknowledging that it is a problem. Mainly because black … [Read more...]

Have You Heard about ‘Stop Telling Women to Smile’?

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A few weeks ago, I came across a Kickstarter campaign for Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s public art series "bringing awareness to gender based street … [Read more...]

A Canadian Comments on Similarities between BWE, Black Empowerment Advocates, and Feminists

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I am a Canadian woman and my parents are from the Caribbean. That means I am not African American and all I know about AAs is what I see in the media, … [Read more...]

Black Women Don’t Want to Be ‘The Help,’ They Want Fair Pay For Their Work

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Dr. Danielle N. Lee, a biologist and a blogger for Scientific American, was called a "whore" for refusing an offer to work without pay. A man named … [Read more...]

Newsflash to The Entitled: Pastors Have the Right of Refusal Blessing Out-of-Wedlock Babies

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Fox 2 News Headlines Before I get into the meat of this issue I want to present a scenario to you. Imagine if you will, a couple attending a strict … [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...]

Life Is Tough. Stop Telling Folks Not to Use Their Privilege.


  Speaking of privilege... An interesting article caused a wave of indignation on The Root and Ebony this week when writer Asha French wrote an … [Read more...]

Introducing “Fables for Thrivers”: The Caged Bird and the Free Bird


The Caged Bird and the Free Bird Once upon a time, there was a caged bird who would get weekly visits from a free bird. The free bird would fly far … [Read more...]

Should White Men Be Telling Black Women’s Stories? Yep; If They’re Swirling. ;-)


The majority the dudes writing stories about black women were probably raised by single moms and think we're not supposed to have a feminine bone in … [Read more...]

Black Woman Stages of Grief: The Acceptance Stage

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This post is the long overdue conclusion to my series on the "Black Woman Stages of Grief". You can see Part I and Part II here. I think this took … [Read more...]

Wear it Well Wednesday: The Color Red


I've got no time for fraidy cats so those of you who wish to continue reading in the comforts of your own routine and bored life may do so. The rest … [Read more...]