Bisexuality and the Magic of Oppression

posted by Valerie Charles on September 25, 2014

This past Wednesday, September 24th was Bisexual Visibility Day, a time to celebrate those in the LGBTQ …

Does Being A Side Chick Hold More Clout Than Being A Wife?

posted by Kara Warner on September 10, 2014

I have to admit, I am a die-hard reality show fan. I faithfully follow the story …

Is a Man Ever Justified in Hitting a Woman?

posted by Kara Warner on July 30, 2014

Stephen A. Smith, co-host of ESPN First Take, has been suspended for making, what has been deemed …

Self Care in the Age of Social Media

posted by Valerie Charles on July 19, 2014

In the age of social media it can feel as if everyone is living a fast-paced, glamorous …

Basic Chicks Want Exceptional Men

posted by Kara Warner on May 14, 2014

So, my new VERY informal mentor, Tariq Nasheed (aka Tariq Elite, aka K-Flex) has schooled me …

A Private Issue Leads to a Public Victory!

posted by Kara Warner on April 28, 2014

As I unveil the far from perfect reality of who I am, I have slowly revealed a …

The Angry Black Woman: Why I have a Right to Defend Myself

posted by Shala Marks on April 22, 2014

We’ve all heard about the “angry black woman” stereotype, but last week I unexpectedly found myself perpetuating …

In another case of brands using social media wrong, yesterday Marie Claire magazine posted a photo of …

What’s the Big Deal about the ‘GIRL’ Album Cover?

posted by Shala Marks on March 1, 2014

The topics of Black women and skin color can be touchy for some people, and this past …

Black Women and The White Gaze

posted by Valerie Charles on February 27, 2014

I’ve started and abandoned this post for over two weeks. My aim was to dissect a white …

Women, Power and Relationships: What Lala Anthony Got Wrong

posted by Valerie Charles on February 6, 2014

Relationship advice books for Black women continues to be big business as Lala Anthony joins the fold …

No One Wants a Bone: The Other Side of Body Shaming

posted by Valerie Charles on January 8, 2014

“Eat more!” “Why are you so thin??” “Real men want meat not bones!”

I’ve grown up hearing all …

When the Bubble Bursts: When Your Dream Is No Longer Your Passion

posted by Valerie Charles on January 8, 2014

When I was an undergraduate majoring in Political Science I envisioned a great career in international politics …

We Should Abolish Christopher Columbus Holiday

posted by A.G. Thornton on October 9, 2013

This is for the prideful Italians out there. Let us be honest once and for all—let …