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New Study Suggests Breakthrough Method To Help Black Women Maintain Healthy Weight

Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices

A new study released today by Duke University finds a new approach for black women to embrace in the battle against obesity. The obesity epidemic ...

I Am Not A Techie

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Women of all colors are definitely making waves online, but we're still tremendously underrepresented across the tech sector, as professionals, bloggers, entrepreneurs -- you name it.

Give Girls Equal Time in Struggle Against Racism's Real Consequences

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Deborah Jacobs

What is often missing for those well-intentioned people trying to provide greater opportunities for African-American boys is the interconnectivity between the plights of disadvantaged girls and boys.

200 New Orleans Girls 'Imagine A Future'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

Over 200 girls from New Orleans gathered in the city's historic Joy movie theater on Friday to see My Black Is Beautiful's (MBIB) documentary "Imagine...

WATCH: Actresses Tackle The Light Skin Vs. Dark Skin Debate

OWN | Posted 06.26.2013 | OWN

In many parts of the world, people are judged not just by their skin color but also by their skin tone. The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is ...

WATCH: What Never To Say To A Dark-Skinned Girl

OWN | Posted 08.24.2013 | OWN

The worst part: it was her mother who said it

WATCH: Why Viola Davis Says Black Actresses Are 'In Crisis Mode'

OWN | Posted 06.21.2013 | OWN

Throughout her acting career on both the stage and in feature films, Viola Davis has captivated audiences and impressed Hollywood colleagues with awar...

WATCH: White Men On Why They Married Black Women

OWN | Posted 08.21.2013 | OWN

Men open up about their interracial marriages

WATCH: The Truth About Gabrielle Union's 'Mean-Girl' Past

OWN | Posted 06.20.2013 | OWN

As a successful Hollywood actress, Gabrielle Union has starred in everything from comedies like "Bring It On" to action films like "Bad Boys II." But,...

Trayvon Martin Is Still 'Our Son,' But What About Our Daughters?

j.n. salters | Posted 08.09.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

While Trayvon's murder sparked much discussion about racism in our country, it should also call attention to sexism, particularly as it intersects with racism to distinctively affect the lives of African-American women.

WATCH: Tyler Perry On The REAL Reason Hollywood Lacks Roles For Black Actresses

OWN | Posted 06.05.2013 | OWN

Hollywood has often been criticized for its lack of consistently available roles for black actresses. As a producer actively creating roles for Africa...

"You're Pretty for a Dark-Skinned Girl": The Continuing Significance of Skin Tone in "the Black Community"

j.n. salters | Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

While all African Americans are subject to certain kinds of discrimination and second-class citizenship, the intensity, frequency, and outcomes of this discrimination vary drastically by skin tone, and there are far greater "benefits" that come with lighter skin.

Delicious Diva Sasha Allen

Yvonna Russell | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

If you're not watching the NBC's The Voice, you are missing someone special, Sasha Allen. Triple threat talent Sasha is a singer, actress and classic...

A Love Note to Black Mothers on Mother's Day

j.n. salters | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

This letter is for my mother. Our mothers. Grandmothers. Aunts. Sisters. And all of the other black women who continue to raise black and brown warriors in this battlefield we call America.

Semper Fabulous: Diahann Carroll

Yvonna Russell | Posted 07.09.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

Before Halle was nominated, Kerry Washington got Scandalous, Mrs O. made the List and Beyonce was bootylicious, Diahann Carroll blazed the trail.

'Imagine A Future: My Black Is Beautiful' Hits The Tribeca Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices

It was only a year ago that Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB), an organization that celebrates the diverse beauty of African-American ...

Alesha Dixon: 'It's So Tough For Black Women To Make It On TV'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices

As we all know, racism can be found in many professions. We've spent a lot of time over the past few months discussing racially insensitive stories wi...

My Message To Brides: You Don't Have To Wear White

j.n. salters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Weddings
j.n. salters

While the idea of marriage may be outdated and tied to patriarchal, gender/sex-biased traditions, it remains an ideal for the majority of Americans

Should White Women Grace The Cover Of Black Magazines?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Black Voices

We've talked a lot about the lack of diversity within the fashion industry and amongst mainstream magazines. Women and men of color are grossly underr...

'Black Don't Crack': Black Women Believe They Age Best

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

We've all heard and seen shining examples of the age-old adage, "black don't crack." Thanks to good genes, lots of ultraviolet ray-shielding melani...

Work Vs. Hair

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Black Voices

Is the texture or style of your hair preventing you from being hired? Sounds like a pretty silly question, however it was precisely the topic at hand ...

Numéro Magazine Apologizes For Blackface Fashion Editorial

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices

Numéro Magazine has found itself in the middle of a racially-charged firestorm after using a highly bronzed white model in one of its fashion editori...

REALLY? Magazine Uses White Model For 'African Queen' Editorial

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices

It was bad enough we had to report on T Magazine's glaring lack of diversity in its relaunch issue, which was followed with an apology from its Editor...

Black History Month: The Women Who Made a Difference

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.07.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

That we even have a Black History Month is something of a feat, given the long and complicated path of racial justice in America. The idea was first proposed as "Negro History Week" by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926 to celebrate the February births of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.

Curly Nikki: From Natural Hair Blogger To Author

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices

If you are one of the growing number of women who have been embracing, nuturing and loving their natural hair, then you most likely know and love Nikk...