Black Women's Empowerment

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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Introducing “Fables for Thrivers”: The...

The Caged Bird and the Free Bird Once upon a time, there was a caged bird who would get weekly visits from a free bird. The free bird would fly far an...
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Should White Men Be Telling Black Women’s St...

The majority the dudes writing stories about black women were probably raised by single moms and think we’re not supposed to have a feminine bon...
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Black Woman Stages of Grief: The Acceptance Stage

This post is the long overdue conclusion to my series on the “Black Woman Stages of Grief”. You can see Part I and Part II here. I think t...
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Wear it Well Wednesday: The Color Red

I’ve got no time for fraidy cats so those of you who wish to continue reading in the comforts of your own routine and bored life may do so. The...
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Of Gold-Diggers, Womb-Guardians, And Why Black Wom...

If you never in your life want to hear a black woman either go off about why “she don’t need a man” or why it’s perfectly reas...
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Just Move On: Why Validation-Seeking In Black Wome...

I’ve become aware of recent kerfuffles where someone said/did something that could be construed as giving a negative impression of black women (...
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