Black Women's Empowerment

On Vetting: Dump Toxic People Who Prefer You to Su...

I ran across a news story about a woman who lost 150 pounds of extra weight who had to also end an engagement with a man who would rather see her morb...
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My Strong Is Not Your Strong, My Swirl Is...

I would like to reiterate a few things before I get started. They are things that are obvious to full-time participants in this lovely community, but ...
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Listen Ladies! If You’re Going to Complain A...

I wasn’t going to write about it. I wasn’t. I saw the article on the Huffington Post  like everyone else; about the woman who bemoaned ou...
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Challenge! Can You Be the BEST Version of You?

EmpressNK here, I said I’d do a series of posts with the underlying theme of “Being the best version of yourself, to your advantage”. In this fi...
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The Iyanla Vanzant Cluster Cuss: We BB&W MUST...

During my 72-hour Facebook exile, several people posted a letter on my wall from the eldest child of the man featured on Iyanla, Fix My Life who boas...
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Three men who say they are “good.” Thr...

by Christelyn Karazin My personal Facebook page is often a bastion of spirited debate. I’ll throw out a bomb, and sit back and watch the fallout...
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BB&W Continues to Touch the Lives of Black Wo...

It’s not always easy to keep the lights on in this joint, but when I get notes like I received over the weekend, I know that no matter what, we ...
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dating, men, relationships, marriage, swirling, black women, advice, vetting, men to avoid,

Stay Away from Sociopathic Men Who Wish to Corrupt...

Caution: I advise women who are never married single mothers to refrain from reading this post. This is not about you and your situation. Many of you ...
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black girls, violence towards black women, abuse, society, culture, rape culture, racism, media, stereotypes, technology, awareness,

Where Did 64,000 Black Women and Girls Go?

A person doesn’t just disappear into thin air but you would think they do when you learn that 64,000 Black women and girls are currently missing...
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black women, empowerment, BWE, circumstances, stereotype, society, Black men, aspirations, lifestyle, expectations, better living, improved life, support, advocacy, social trends, pop culture,

It Started with Just a Few Voices, and Now a Cocop...

When you’ve been blogging for nearly five years, you begin to notice some trends. For instance, I remember when I first came on the scene and th...
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YES! Lupita N’Yongo Is People’s Most B...

How’s THIS for “fetishizing”… Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Praise heavens and a...
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Founder of “For Brown Girls,” and Advo...

Today I’ve been whining about breaking the screen on my laptop computer and complaining about a radio show that went horribly, terribly wrong, a...
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Patrick Wanin, Ph.D, Matthew Hussey, black women, femininity, perception, gender roles, dating, dynamics, inter human relationships, interracial dating, womanhood, sexuality, stigma, masculinity, what is femininity, black women are feminine,

Femininity Series, Part One: “What Does It M...

The topic of femininity is so polarizing. On one end, you have women who feel like even the discussion of femininity is a threat to feminism, and wome...
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The Root, British born, Lupita Nyong'o, Steve McQueen , black women, allies, culture, politics, power, networks, support networks,

Judge Not An Ally By Their Skin Color or Whom They...

OMG…wow…super-duper congratulations to Lupita!! As Lupita Nyong’o tearfully accepts the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress an...
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