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Why You Need a Place of Your Own, Right Now

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

Privacy is key to having a healthy space. The girls that we work with tell us that they need something that belongs to them where they could do what they want and need to do to better themselves.

Not Just a Book: "Legacies, a Guide for Young Black Women in Planning Their Future"

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 06.05.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

The stories in this book are designed to educate and motivate our children of all colors (and even adults) on black heritage, roots and the entire black race.

Black Dad Interrupted

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 06.07.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

I haven't even barely started this fatherhood thing yet, and I already feel powerless in my ability to accomplish my main duty -- keeping my child safe.

Pharrell Responds To Controversial Album Cover Backlash

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

As Pharrell Williams gears up for the March 3 release of his second-solo studio opus, “G I R L,” the “Happy” crooner has faced a bit of contro...

Meet Your First Black Girlfriend And All The Things You Shouldn't Say To Her

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

Meet NYC-based writer and comedian, Akilah Hughes. She is your first black girlfriend. Akilah has a few things to say in the ways of love, interracial...

How Stereotypes Help Black Boys But Hurt Black Girls In School

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

Many studies have focused on young African-American boys and their experience in school. From gender biases in teacher grading that start as early as ...

POLL: Which Beyonce Look Do You Like The Best?

Posted 08.16.2013 | Black Voices

We hate to say we told you so, but it turns out, Beyonce's pixie cut that everyone went crazy over was as short lived as we predicted. Mrs. Carter was...

Rhonesha Byng

Beyonce's Haircut Shocks Everyone -- Except Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 08.09.2013 | Black Voices

While Beyonce's new pixie cut is headline news (pun intended) she isn't the first and definitely won't be the last to rock the cutesy 'do. Yes, its...

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.

My New Subjects for a New Image

Awol Erizku | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
Awol Erizku

I've been meaning to make an image that has a set of twins in it, It took me little to no-time to decide that I would collaborate with the Ehrmann twins for the image.

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.

Black Girl Crush Series, Part 3: Vashtie Kola

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 11.10.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

Like many young women of our generation, Vashtie Kola has masterfully transformed her passions into her occupation, shirking a single job title instead for several proverbial hats.

Black Girl Crush Series Part 1: Estelle

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

With this said, I began by talking to British singer/rapper, Estelle, who has enlivened audiences the world over with her soulful sound, fresh approach to style, and joyful spirit. With the recent release of her praiseworthy sophomore offering, All Of Me.

Exercise Not As Beneficial For Black Girls As Whites, Study Says

Posted 06.05.2012 | Black Voices

While diet and exercise have long been considered the magic bullet in helping curb the obesity epidemic among adolescents, new research shows that the...

Black Girls CODE: Making Technology Accessible

Atim Oton | Posted 07.08.2012 | Black Voices
Atim Oton

I am a strong believer that information and access is key to changing the world. That's why I was so happy to stumble upon Black Girls CODE. Black Girls CODE is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-16 from underrepresented communities about computer programming and digital technology.

Amber Cole is My Daughter

Mark Anthony Neal | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices
Mark Anthony Neal

That so many have -- and in the process downloaded and trafficked in illegal child pornography -- speaks volumes about how society thinks about Black girls. For that reason alone, Amber Cole is my daughter.

Brennan Williams

EXCLUSIVE: Iconic Playmate, Jennifer Jackson, Talks Life After Baring It All & ‘The Playboy Club’

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.25.2011 | Black Voices
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Hot on the heels of the popular television series "Mad Men," NBC producers are capitalizing on the recent trend of '60s-era shows with their new drama...

Are Michelle Obama or Gabourey Sidibe Our Only Role Models?

Duchess Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Duchess Harris

Presumably Ms. Sidibe feels good about herself and I am happy for her. The First Lady is arguably an excellent role model and her advice is sound.

TY Dolly Store, if You Didn't Get the Memo From First Lady M.O. - Don't Try to Play her Girls!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Yvonne R. Davis

Obamamania is everywhere and Ty Company can't be blamed for wanting to proffer its own stimulus package to energize a struggling U.S. capitalist economy.