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Angry Black Woman

How Michelle Obama Felt About Being Labeled An 'Angry Black Woman'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.17.2016 | OWN

First Lady Michelle Obama is tired of the “angry black woman” label ― she explicitly said so in 2012, after having to address her portrayal in a...

What Black Women Think Of The Phrase 'Angry Black Woman'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Black Voices

"Unapologetic." "Super sassy." "Why?" These are just some of the words that 16 black women featured in a video from Cut's "One Word" series say they a...

(Black) Girl, Unnoticed

Amanda Bennett | Posted 11.10.2016 | Black Voices
Amanda Bennett

For all the black girls who have ever pined for a white boy, only to be degraded or denied the opportunity to have a respectful and public relationship, I can say only one thing: it's not your fault. It's never been your fault.

Why I'm Absolutely An Angry Black Woman

Dominique Matti | Posted 10.27.2016 | Black Voices
Dominique Matti

Because I am not seen as a woman. Because they don't care about my pain. Because they don't believe in my pain. Because they forgive themselves without atoning. Because I'm not free. Because I want more. Because I deserve better.

Driving While Black, Female and Fearless

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 07.24.2016 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

Getting behind the wheel, Bland had three strikes against her. She was black, female and fearless, a combination that is antithetical to all the vaunted white-centered narratives of driving and freedom in the U.S.

Amandla Stenberg And The Sad Reality Of The 'Angry Black Girl' Stereotype

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 07.16.2015 | Black Voices

The moment an assertive black woman expresses her opinion, she becomes an Angry Black Woman. The latest victim of this archetype is actress Amandla St...

Why Don't My White Friends Talk About Race? Here's What They Told Me

TueNight | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices

These are women with family-friendly brands. They have made their livings online by being noncontroversial and avoiding the icky parts of life -- the icky parts that I love to dive into head first. But there they were, chiming in and telling me of their own fears and worry, thus mitigating my own ache.

Now We're Mad?

Debbie Asrate | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Debbie Asrate

The recent airing of Sorority Sisters on VH1 has many people really upset (a slight understatement). Social media lit up with emotional rants about crying and broken hearts, threats to snatch sorors up, calls for boycotts, tweets to brands... the list goes on. I get it. Kinda.

What Does Shonda Have to Be Angry About? Nothing -- She Just Murdered Thursday Night!

Justin C. Young | Posted 12.02.2014 | Black Voices
Justin C. Young

This is historic, not just because she is a woman, not just because she is black, and not just because she is Shonda Rhimes; this is unprecedented for anyone and has never been done in television before on this scale.

6 Ways To Stop Being An Angry Black Woman

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

Thanks to a recent New York Times article, I learned what makes a black woman appear angry. All this time I thought I was just being a regular person with regular emotions. Turns out, black women are to be extra cautious of our actions and behavior.

Neither Shonda Rhimes, Nor Her Characters, Are Angry Black Women

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.24.2014 | Black Voices

Shonda Rhimes is more than just a one-dimensional stereotype, but from reading Alessandra Stanley’s recent New York Times essay on the TV pioneer, y...

From Solange to Porsha Stewart: Are Black Women Angrier Than Other Women?

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 07.14.2014 | Black Voices
C. Nicole Mason

We should all do more to challenge the authenticity of the images presented to us and encourage diverse portrayals of black women and men in the media and society.

What Blocks Our Sexual Freedom?

Monique Ruffin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Black Voices
Monique Ruffin

I am one lucky woman, because I have the opportunity to speak openly and honestly with women about my favorite subject all day long--female sexuality....

All About Corey Haywood's Racist Rants Against Black Women

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 02.04.2014 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

We need to be having a conversation about heritage, what it truly is to be black, looking at ways as a society to stop being a slave to these stereotypes that exist about us -- we are a great people with a great story of endurance that isn't yet over.

WATCH: Fearless Reporter Tries To Piss Off Naomi

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices

Naomi Campbell's anger issues have been well-documented and layout a cautionary tale of certain doom for anyone who dare trample upon her nerves. Yet,...

Little Black Girls Are the New "Angry Black Women": Race, Gender, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

j.n. salters | Posted 05.13.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

We must not forget about our little black girls, who continue to be invisibilized in classrooms, media, policies, and mainstream society.

The Mask of the Strong Black Woman

Sarah Springer | Posted 02.16.2013 | Black Voices
Sarah Springer

Don't let the mean mug fool you; strong black women feel pain too. At least that's what Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman by Dr. Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant claims.

Our First Lady Michelle Obama

Mikki Taylor | Posted 03.18.2012 | Black Voices
Mikki Taylor

I've come to the conclusion that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Why is it that folks at-large are still labeling those of us who are affirmed enough to say what we mean as an "angry Black woman?"

Wendy Williams Defends Michelle Obama

Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

"The Wendy Williams Show" (weekdays on Fox) doesn't usually get political, but when Williams heard that Michelle Obama was defending herself against b...

CBS' Gayle King Finally In Her Comfort Zone: In the White House

Shelley Ross | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Shelley Ross

In advance of Gayle King's interview Wednesday morning with Michelle Obama, I had suggested that an interview with a first lady is a true litmus test for the strength of a new morning show anchor.

The Right to Anger: Kim Kardashian's 'H8R' Speaks

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

The Angry Black Woman trope, or some version of it, is commonly used in Hollywood. Reality television is no different. To help me understand this, I decided to confront the latest ABW to hit our screens: Deena Jacobs.

The Angry Black Woman (Truth or Myth)

Janet Hubert | Posted 12.03.2011 | Black Voices
Janet Hubert

Our anger is historical, but mostly I think we are simply tired women. I know I am exhausted with the weight of everyday life, and sometimes I just look damned angry.