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African American Women

Fired Meteorologist Rhonda Lee Speaks Out on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Democracy Now!

Rhonda Lee, an African-American TV meteorologist, was fired by KTBS in Louisiana last month after responding to a viewer's criticism of her short, nat...

Do You Avoid Exercise To Maintain Your Hairstyle?

www.reuters.com | Posted 02.17.2013 | Black Voices

(Reuters Health) - A number of obstacles may stand between a person and exercise, and hairstyles may be one of them for African-American women, accord...

It's Time for Women of Color to Talk Back

Eva Shang | Posted 02.11.2013 | Teen
Eva Shang

As a member of the SPARKteam, I recently had the privilege of becoming involved in the fight against the degradation of women in the media industry.

The Wow of Michelle

Hermene Hartman | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

Michelle Obama brought the WOW factor to the Democratic Convention. She spoke with style, sense and substance. She was beautiful and brilliant. She...

PHOTO: Michelle Obama Pictured As Nude Slave in Spanish Magazine

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices

From Rihanna being called a n*gger b*tch by a Dutch magazine to the caricatured objectification of the Hottentot Venus, images of black women in the m...

EXCLUSIVE: Fashion Fair's Biggest Launch In Years

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices

Chances are you, your mother and perhaps even your grandmother used and loved products from Fashion Fair Cosmetics, the largest black-owned makeup com...

Olympic Rowing Fever

Kuae Kelch Mattox | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Kuae Kelch Mattox

Olympic fever is at an all time high in my household, and it started even before the torch arrived at last week's opening ceremony.

Black Women Entrepreneurs Remember Trailblazer Sylvia Woods

Karin Kamp | Posted 09.22.2012 | Black Voices
Karin Kamp

Several African-American women entrepreneurs have expressed their appreciation for Sylvia Woods following news that the "Queen of Soul Food" had died on Thursday at the age of 86 in New York.

Saving Our Future: Remember the Black Infant Mortality Crisis

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

But a critical issue that is getting lost in the fray is the continuing black infant and maternal mortality crisis. African-American women have the nation's highest rates of infant mortality--more than two times the rate of white women.

Globalizing Title IX

Kenneth L. Shropshire | Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports
Kenneth L. Shropshire

What remains to be done 40 years after the signing of Title IX? Saudi Arabia's agreement to permit women to participate in the Olympics for the first time is an interesting reference point as this moment is celebrated.

Julee Wilson

PHOTOS: The 'Beauty In Black' Project

HuffingtonPost.com | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

It's hard to forget the ugly and disturbing Psychology Today article “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?” written by...

Celebrating Black History Month and the Achievements of African American Women

Donna Brazile | Posted 04.29.2012 | Black Voices
Donna Brazile

The strength, talents and successes of contemporary black women have deeply influenced the Obama Administration and continue to shape American history and improve the lives of all our citizens.

The Golden Years: One Step Forward or Several Steps Back?

Gerry Hudson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Black Voices
Gerry Hudson

While the recent drop in unemployment numbers is great news, I wonder about how it will impact older African-American baby boomers. Our looming retirement security crisis, disproportionally affects African Americans, many of whom are retiring in poverty after a lifetime of work.

Will You Join The 'What's Your Nude?' Campaign?

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.31.2012 | Black Voices

Black women can pretty much expect that anything labeled "nude" from cosmetics to undergarments isn't going to match our skin tone. The blushes, b...

What's Missing From Television Coverage of Missing Persons?

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media
Ava Thompson Greenwell

Frankly, I am tired of tuning in to the morning news shows only to see extended coverage of missing females who do not look like me. So from now on, I will be watching or recording TV One's "Find Our Missing" on Wednesday nights with great gratitude.

Salvador Dali's Favorite Supermodel

Ben Arogundade | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

The renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali's meeting with seminal African-American supermodel, Donyale Luna, at his hideaway in the Spanish fishing village of Cadaqués, Catalonia in 1966 marked an amazing moment where art and beauty collide.

Not a Dream Deferred: The Photography of Kali-Ma Nazarene

Jim Downs | Posted 01.16.2012 | Arts
Jim Downs

Photographer Kali-Ma Nazarene's uncle fled to France many decades ago in order to escape discrimination. Like her, he was an artist in search of solace in another country. His name was James Baldwin.

How Anita Hill Taught us to Stand Up

Rebecca Walker | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Rebecca Walker

She made sure her story was on the record, and that encouraged so many of us to do the same.

Janell Ross

Single Mothers: Poverty Climbs Without Jobs Or Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

On a steamy summer morning inside the 116th Street food pantry in Harlem, Georgiana Williams moves slowly through the aisles. For Williams, this is im...

Redirecting The Dialogue On Black Singlehood

Danielle Jackson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Black Voices
Danielle Jackson

Implicit in all of this discourse is an underlying message that most black women have been going about things the wrong way (becoming pregnant while single), or prioritizing the wrong things (careers, education, personal development).

Women of Color: Before and After

Eve Pearl | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Eve Pearl

When it comes to applying makeup, every woman is unique in her needs. In this series Eve Pearl shares her Before and After makeover images, highlighting the individual considerations of Women of Color.

Women of Color: Before and After

Eve Pearl | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Eve Pearl

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Women of Color: Before and After

Eve Pearl | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Eve Pearl

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Provincetown's Not Safe for Black Lesbians

Irene Monroe | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Irene Monroe

At the tip of Cape Cod is the LGBTQ-friendly haven, Provincetown, fondly called P-town, and known as the best LGBTQ summer resort on the East Coast. But this doesn't mean there is no sexual and homophobic harassment.

Women in Corporate America

Christine Bork | Posted 08.17.2011 | Chicago
Christine Bork

Although women are making inroads in management positions, they have been unable to reach the heights of men with similar education and experience. Why aren't women advancing to senior leadership positions?