Black Women’s Empowerment

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

I love writing, and even more so, I love writing about topics surrounding black women. Being a black woman, I can add my own insight and input to thin...
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For Mother’s Day: 8 Ways Black Women Fail Th...

Let me start by saying that I’m not a mother. I want children, just not yet. If you think my current childless state means I am not qualified to spe...
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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

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 reinvent and recommit yourself to ...
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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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Black Women: Smart About Education, Dumb About Mar...

Before you read this, I know that some of you might be offended. I don’t care. It’s time black women separate by two classes--the savvies ...
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Al Jazeera, PLEASE Cover the Black Gender War Like...

A fan of mine sent me a pretty shocking video of a problem little known–South Korea is in the throws of a full on gender war.The characters are ...
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