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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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Gabrielle Union Hit & Miss |A Pink Pill Autop...

You’ve probably heard that Gabrielle Union was recently fired from America’s Got Talent.  Amongst a few other reasons, she was more than ...
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What does it mean to compete?

Written by Penelope Farthing You are judged as soon as someone sees you. For being black, for being a woman, for having the audacity for being both si...
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Why is the bar so low?

Written by Penelope Farthing Stop me if you’ve seen it before.   Say you’re scrolling on Facebook and you come across a status shared by a fr...
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Quid Pro Quo: Bad for the President; Good for Blac...

President Donald J. Trump is currently in hot water over his alleged attempt to grab the president of Ukraine by the shorthairs in order to gain lever...
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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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Jealousy: Meghan, Wendy, and Candace

Written by Penelope Farthing Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been in headlines more this week, following a documentary airing her struggles with adjusti...
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Is “Unbothered” the New ‘Strong ...

I want to talk more about this new mindset of black women being “unbothered.” It sounds like a productive tact in the right direction at f...
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Third Rail Topics of Black Womanhood

Written by Penelope Farthing An interesting post was left on Facebook on my blog about normalizing obesity. “ I’ve come to realize that certa...
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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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Netrea and Gary: College Sweethearts, Part 1

Netrea and Gary recently responded to a request I made on social media, for couples to share their stories. We had a great conversation. I hope you en...
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Self-Defense Tips for Black Women

It’s clear that as a collective, black women have no first line of defense. In fact, some people even delight in our suffering, especially if it is ...
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Could You Give Up Your Citizenship?

Written by Saran Lawson If you haven’t figured it out so far, I kind of like 90 Day Fiance. Saying that I ‘kind of like’ is admittedly an unders...
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