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You Can Be My Sister Without The Mask

Sydney Latimer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Sydney Latimer

You anointed your head with the pain of my tender-headedness after hours of hair-braiding between my mother's knees. You took the click-clack of those hair beads hitting against one another as I ran, skipped and played and made it the soundtrack of your upbringing.

Pride's Race Problem

Michael Lambert | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Lambert

Have 40 years of Pride celebrations crafted and showcased by white gay men held back the advancement of rights for transgender people of color?

Transracial Lives Matter: Rachel Dolezal and the Privilege of Racial Manipulation

LisaMarie Rollins | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
LisaMarie Rollins

For those of you who don't know, transracial identity IS a thing and yeah, #TransracialLivesMatter but in many more ways than you think.

Dear Rachel, I Am Not My Hair, But I Am A Black Woman

Calvalyn Day | Posted 06.16.2015 | Black Voices
Calvalyn Day

By choosing to falsely "go natural," you insult the women who are expected to wear a freshly-relaxed bob in order to keep their jobs. You've clearly never had your 3-year-old cut her hair off and say she wants "flat hair."

Ava Duvernay Blasts Man For Touching Her Hair -- As She Should

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

Here we go again. Just last week an "old man" took it upon himself to touch "Mad Men" actress Teyonah Parris' hair without permission and now film...

The Reactions To Rachel Dolezal's Lie That Get It Right

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

The story around NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal set the Internet ablaze Thursday night when it was revealed that Dolezal, who has identified as a black w...

Alexander Howard

Documentary Project On Black Women In Tech Smashes Kickstarter Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

"People do want to hear our story. It's given people something to believe, particularly women of color, who were starting to feel almost abused by the tech world."

Actress Blasts 'Old Man' For Inappropriately Touching Her Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices

It's been said so many times, you would think it was common knowledge: Don't touch a black woman's hair, or a black man's hair, or anyone's hair at th...

Striking Image Flips The Narrative Around Black Women And Police Brutality On Its Head

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.09.2015 | Black Voices

When 29-year-old artist Markus Prime watched footage of a McKinney, Texas police officer aggressively manhandling a 15-year-old black girl, he was ove...

5 Key Components to Career Reinvention

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

When making a drastic career shift, come to peace with the knowledge that all moves may not be in an upward direction. Sometimes lateral or even downward movement is necessary in order to fully gain mastery of a new space.

Study Confirms Sexism In STEM Still Exists, And Disproportionately Affects Women Of Color

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.05.2015 | Science

A new research study says sexism in STEM is alive and well -- and that it disproportionately affects women of color. The "The 5 Biases Pushing Wom...

Spreading Cultural Education From Middle America

Lola Olley | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices
Lola Olley

This Nigerian-born mother of four has Polish School to thank in part for her most recent life change -- yes, Polish School.

'Spirtpreneur' Lessons from V. Taybron

Abiola Abrams | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Abiola Abrams

I'll be bringing you exciting advice and insight from "road less traveled" entrepreneurs, spiritual business luminaries, creative professionals, and h...

This Stereotype Of Black Women Has Serious Implications

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.01.2015 | Black Voices

It's no secret that African American women are disproportionately represented in arrest statistics across the United States, and it appears this patte...

Low-Income Black Women At Greater Risk For Heart Disease, Stroke

Reuters | Kathryn Doyle | Posted 05.28.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - Among African American adults with low education and income levels, the increase in risk of heart disease or stroke associated with...

These Are Bantu Knots, Not 'Mini Buns.' There's A Difference.

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 05.28.2015 | Style

It's been well over a year since Marc Jacobs sent models sporting Bantu knots in a mohawk formation down the runway at his Spring 2015 Marc by Marc Ja...

A Letter to My Unborn Black Daughter

Amanda Bennett | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Amanda Bennett

You won't be here for years and years, if ever at all. But I wanted you to have this, to know that you are not alone, and that you have an obligation to the black women who have been silenced to continue their work.

Lilly Workneh

#SayHerName: Black Women And Girls Matter, Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices

Tanisha Anderson. Rekia Boyd. Miriam Carey. Michelle Cusseaux. Shelly Frey. Kayla Moore. These names are etched into tombstones that stand ove...

Dear Chris Brown, Mentally Ill Black Women Need Counseling, Not A Good Lay: An Open Letter

Nicole Moore | Posted 05.21.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Moore

Not too long ago, Mr. Brown, you were in a similar place as Ms. Ayeb when the media aimed to make you feel ashamed and small, so I'm sure you can understand when I say to you that your remarks on TMZ were damaging, ignorant and unnecessarily part of this unhealthy cycle of mocking the mentally ill.

Looking Beyond the Headlines on Black Jobs and Workers in America

Marc Bayard | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices
Marc Bayard

If one looks only at individuals with a bachelor's degree, the black unemployment rate still approaches twice that of the white unemployment rate. One reason? Because individual effort on the part of black workers cannot change the minds of the remaining discriminatory employers.

This Year's Essence Festival Is Taking A Bold Approach To Declare Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.13.2015 | Black Voices

There’s a lot happening at this year’s Essence Festival. The annual four-day event is expanding programming and will honor black lives by enric...

Moms March This Mother's Day Weekend To Declare End To Police Killings

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices

A "Million Moms March" was held in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, rallying together a large crowd of mothers whose children have been killed by police...

The Inconsistent Acceptance of Black Beauty

Literally, Darling | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women
Literally, Darling

I have grown to love my features, not because the whims of fleeting trends tell me that I am allowed to, but because wishing to be anything different is an affront to who I am. Because there is something beautiful in the curves and hues that contribute to the woman I see in the mirror.

How to Solve Dartmouth's Diversity and Inclusion Challenges

Justin Maffett | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Justin Maffett

Discussions of sexual assault at Dartmouth's students are geared towards the heteronormative sexual and social relationships that emerge primarily in fraternity basements. Dartmouth cannot afford to fail these students by neglecting to prepare them for the spectrum of situations they may encounter.

The Passion and Perseverance of Dr. Johnnetta Cole

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Ola Ojewumi

In the field of higher education, there is no one more iconic than Dr. Johnnetta Cole. She is revered for her achievements as the first African American woman president of Spelman College and Bennett College.