Tired of Feeling Like the Dude? BB&W Fan and Friend, ‘Nicole Abundance’ Gives Lessons in Femininity

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Let's face it: gender neutrality is confusing. So let's just celebrate being girls, shall we? Long-time BB&W fan, 'Nicole Abundance' has creating … [Read more...]

I Don’t Hate Myself, I Just Hate Ratchetry.

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As you might imagine, I get a lot of people accusing me of hating myself because of the nature of my work. Somehow, telling black women they are … [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...]

Pimps Up! Hoes Down…. Breaking Down The Trickery of Powerless Men

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A mind can be a terrible thing to waste and I'm aware that not everybody's mind is built for social combat. I’m fortunate to have had a father around … [Read more...]

This Letter Right Here…

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...Is why I do what I do, and endure what I endure. I don't know how this little angel knew I needed this, but boy, did she make my … [Read more...]

Iyanla Vanzant: “There is no reason to continue to have children with men who don’t honor us.”

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AND THE CHURCH SAID....AMEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTT! It looks like Iyanla Vanzant is a fan of No Wedding No Womb. There's just so much truth in what … [Read more...]

What Tony Goldwyn means for Black women

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No, I am not talking about his breath-snatching, deliciously passionate scenes with Kerry Washington as President Fitzgerald Grant on the TV show, … [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...]

Messages from ‘Django Unchained’: The Black ‘Damsel’, the ‘Django Moment’, and Phrenology’s Centerstage Show

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Now that Django is released in the UK, let's start spoiling it for real. Before writing my last post on Quentin Tarantino's film "Django … [Read more...]

Commentary on the Crooked Room: You Mad Sapphire? You Mad…the Angry Black Woman Trope

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Hello. My name is Jenn. And, I am an angry black woman. You know why? Well, because I, like all other human beings, possess the ability to get … [Read more...]

White Math + Black Woman = Career Gold

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So, I guess I am a 'blerd.' You know, a black nerd. And, I have always been one. In third grade I disassembled my mother's salad spinner and put it … [Read more...]