Black Women's Empowerment

Hypergamy and Leveling Up in Everyday Life

What does hypergamy mean to you? Side Effects May Vary I notice that people have a rather varying views of hypergamy and leveling up. That is absolute...
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What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

Trigger Warning Before I begin, I will commence this blog with a trigger warning. This blog post is not suitable for all audiences. We will be discuss...
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Three Things We Can Leave Behind in 2019

It is 2020! I want to wish you a Happy New Year! May all of life’s blessings come to you and your family. May this be your best year yet! As I m...
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Miss Universe and Trickle Down Blackonomics

Written by Penelope Farthing Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe this week, and let me tell you that I am pleased as punch! She...
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It Girl is the New Black: Congratulations to Miss ...

Today is a day of celebration, ladies. Last night, we had a glorious occasion. Ms. Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa has won Miss Universe 2019. This top...
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A Modern Love Triangle: White Women Allies, Black ...

Oh, the ties that bind. As the proverb goes, a cord of three strands is not easily broken. I am sure that I do not need to lay the foundation for our ...
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Black-owned business: Sweet Tella’s guilt-free t...

Today, we’re doing a slightly different interview. Chauntel reached out to connect with us, as a young black woman starting her own business. We hav...
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The Power of Telling the Truth

I come across a lot of stuff on my timeline, IG and Twitter feed every day. Most of it is rubbish. About 2% is profound. The rest is, well, lies. I ha...
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Break Up With Blackistan, I’m Bored

Written by Penelope Farthing I love writing, and even more so, I love writing about topics surrounding black women. Being a black woman, I can add my ...
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For Mother’s Day: 8 Ways Black Women Fail Th...

Written by Penelope Farthing Let me start by saying that I’m not a mother. I want children, just not yet. If you think my current childless state me...
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The Yaaaas! Life: Making Sacrifices To Get What Yo...

Years ago, I had a personal trainer who said something in a casual conversation that has stuck with me for well over a decade now. “Excuses are like...
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What About Your Friends? When Your Friend Is Part ...

New relationships bring out a plethora of feelings. There’s the giddiness. There are the extended glances at one another. There are the hours and ho...
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Five Mantras to Live By in 2019

Written by Penelope Farthing It is still pretty early in 2019, and while the New Year New Me attitude may not be as new; it is never too late to reinv...
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New York Times and Brookings Institute Gives Bad N...

The New York Times reported last week that black men fare no better even when raised in wealthy families. Black boys raised in America, even in the we...
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