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Nicki Minaj Parody Forgets That Black Women's Bodies Are No Laughing Matter

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices

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What #BlackLivesMatter Means to Me (Spoiler Alert: I'm Not Black)

Isa Adney | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Isa Adney

I've seen a lot of really painful and hurtful things being said by people who cannot speak from experience and who have not taken the time to listen to those who can.

Delicate Watercolors Combat Oversimplified 'Strong Black Woman' Stereotype

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.13.2015 | Arts

"In my work, I show another side of black women," artist Debra Cartwright explained to The Huffington Post. The Harlem-based artist creates whispered...

Black Men Rally In D.C. For 20th Anniversary Of Million Man March

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.10.2015 | Black Voices

  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black men from around the nation are gathering on the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man Ma...

The Conversation I'm Afraid To Have With My 5-Year-Old About His Dad and Brother

mater mea | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
mater mea

I grew up with stepparents and siblings who had different fathers, and there was no shame or confusion among us. But there were awkward and sometimes embarrassing moments when people tried to figure us out.

11 Black Podcasts Leading The Golden Age Of Audio

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

 You could say that we're experiencing a kind of renaissance in podcasting. While mainstays like Radiolab, This American Life (and wildly popula...

Dear Black Men, You Are Not Pro-Black If You Are Not Pro Black Women

Daniel Johnson | Posted 10.10.2015 | Black Voices
Daniel Johnson

Pro-Black means you fight for your people. All of your people. Not just Black men, not just straight Black men, not just Black men you think are upstanding and productive members of society, but all of your people.

Microaggressions in the Workplace: Black Lives Matter and Politically Correct Speech

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Politeness often does the opposite of intended: allowing the fungus of intolerance to creep and to grow and to bloom. You see: for people of color, the way one reacts to racism is tricky. We often do not have the privilege to call people out.

Photos Stage A Corporate Life Where Black Women Can Be Themselves

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts

When artist Endia Beal was working toward her MFA in photography at Yale, she took a job at the university's I.T. department. “It felt for me, ...

Reclaiming The Word 'Slut' Is An Entirely Different Beast For Black Women

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.05.2015 | Women

On Oct. 3, model and entrepreneur Amber Rose held her first SlutWalk in LA, and led hundreds of supporters through the city streets to prot...

5 Beauty Subscription Boxes Made Especially For Women Of Color

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style

Target, Ulta and Walgreen's have expanded their beauty aisles in the past three years to include more makeup, hair care and skincare options for ...

Black Women Booted From Napa Valley Wine Train File Lawsuit

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.02.2015 | Black Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A group of mostly black women filed a racial discrimination lawsuit Thursday after they were removed from a train that tours Na...

What's Under the Hood? (Or, Can a Black Woman Really Lead?)

Danielle Moss Lee | Posted 10.01.2015 | Black Voices
Danielle Moss Lee

Black women's leadership is necessary. Necessary for Black people, necessary for Black men, necessary for America

Queen Latifah Won't Take Misogyny In Rap Lying Down

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.01.2015 | Black Voices

Rap music was a male-dominated industry when Queen Latifah was coming up (and it still is), but the rapper-turned-actress and TV producer st...

This Magazine Is Poised To Fill A Huge Void For Black Women

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Style

For black women, the magazine newsstand is yet another sad representation of the blatant lack of diversity that plagues the fashion and beauty industr...

Jessica Williams And Phoebe Robinson Want Late Night TV To Stop Ignoring Black Women

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

A new season of fall television is in full effect and though primetime shows are becoming more diverse, there are still certain groups who are&n...

Into the Depths of Depression and the Journey Out: An Interview with Three Generations of African American Female Poets

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 09.25.2015 | Arts
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month the authors of Design of A Woman: LaTerra Wise, Lisa Wright, and Amanda Milbourne break the silence too often felt by women in faith communities, to share some of the experiences that have shaped their poems.

Viola Davis Wins! Apple Ad Brings Joy! -- Hollywood, Are You Paying Attention?

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Frances Cudjoe Waters

Sunday night's Emmy Awards Show and Apple's new ad should be just the beginning. It's time for Hollywood to step up and for the viewing audience to step up to demand more positive, "Real" images like these.

5 Reasons Viola Davis' Emmy Speech is So Important for Women of Color

Kadia Blagrove | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices
Kadia Blagrove

Viola Davis is officially queen of the universe! Everyone is talking about her incredible Emmy acceptance speech. The How to Get Away with Murder actress made history on Sunday night when she became the first black woman to win an Emmy award for best actress in a drama.

Emmy Recap and Reaching Your Career Milestone!

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Last night, my heart was filled as I caught snippets of last night's Emmy results on social media. Two of my favorite actresses, Regina King and Viola Davis won epic awards for the gifts they give to the world every week through their acting.

Barack Obama Pays Tribute To Black Women

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

(Reuters) President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama attended the annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's awards dinner in Washingto...

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration? | Posted 09.18.2015 | Black Voices

not only are Black women largely footing the bill for our nation's overreliance on incarceration, they are also often stigmatized when their loved ones return home and are subject to restrictive and discriminatory housing policies that render them vulnerable to homelessness and poverty.

A Black Woman's Case for Atheism

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

When it comes to women's bodies, science education and climate change, Christian Americana's God is still in the big house, still a flat earther and still a raging sexist.

How To Successfully Quit Your Job And Move Abroad

Sienna Brown | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Sienna Brown

Before making a major life change, of course there will be a few hesitations but I encourage you to push the fear aside. You don't have to be "young" to make the move, "well-off" or any other stigma that society pushes us to believe. If this is something you're passionate about, it's worth it.

What Black Women Wish We Didn't Have in Common With Serena Williams

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices
Avis Jones-DeWeever

I love Serena Williams. She's bold. She's beautiful. And she's pretty much the best in the world at what she does. But like most Black women, being the best doesn't mean she's paid like it.