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.

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  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

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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. ;-)

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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

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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...]