Black Women's Empowerment

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Stop Telling Women to Smile comes to Oakland!

  I am very proud to share that the Stop Telling Women to Smile campaign that I backed continues to roll along. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist...
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OK, So You Possibly Hate (Or Love) Beyoncé’...

She deserves the hype. And by “she,” I’m referring to Nigerian feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Beyoncé’s recent epo...
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My True Confession: I Advocate Swirling Because I ...

A very strange and angry black man called Sergeant Willie Pete is enraged by me. He’s enraged because he took a comment I said in a You Tube vid...
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Former Bachelorette, Misee Harris Dives Head First...

Remember the short-lived stint of bachelorette, Misee Harris? If not, that’s okay, because she’s giving America another chance to recogniz...
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What is Wrong with the Black Man? (Written by a Bl...

Someone posted a quote from this citation on my You Tube channel and could hardly believe it was written by a Nigerian man. I’m reposting it, kn...
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Dear “Nuttin’ Butta Brotha Women”...

  Dear “Nothing But A Brother” and “I Don’t Date White Guys” black women, How do you feel? Is your holiday season a...
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Okay, then. So Let’s Talk About Black Women ...

I was thinking since we were talking about the word “desperate” being thrown around, why not bring it around to another word that certain ...
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Sisters, It is Time to STOP Giving Birth to Men Wh...

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, a...
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Are Black Women Safe Anywhere?

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...
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Taking Off Your Desperation

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 o...
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PT 2: An Honest Conversation Between You and I: Bl...

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 sha...
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Have You Heard about ‘Stop Telling Women to ...

A few weeks ago, I came across a Kickstarter campaign for Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s public art series “bringing awareness to gender based street...
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Black Women Don’t Want to Be ‘The Help...

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 ...
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Black Women and Benefits, We Don’t Get None,...

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 whenever you f...
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