Black Women's Empowerment

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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Black Women: Victims of the Biggest Hustle in Huma...

Recently I met a phenomenal woman named Portia. She wrote a Facebook post that moved me, and I simply had to know more about her. I would soon find ou...
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Carrie: “As a black woman, when am I allowed...

I am bitter. Desperate too. Jaded. Did I miss anything? In today’s meme-generating society, few emotions are permitted, while others are outlawed. A...
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Do You Know Who This Little Girl Is? Most of Us Do...

This is Claudette Colvin. A 15-year-old girl who refused to give up her seat to a white person during the Jim Crow segregation era. She did that nine ...
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Amazing News! ‘Oaktown Paul’ Has Joine...

I can’t even tell you guys how THRILLED I am to announce that longtime friend and advocated of Beyond Black & White, ‘Oaktown PaulR...
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How Glamour Confidence Survey Hurts Black Women Pa...

It started in the 80’s, when a curious study emerged that black women reported higher body confidence and higher self esteem, despite herculean ...
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