black women

Safety Pin Box created by two black women makes allies back up their words with coins, and it’s brilliant

The monthly subscription includes a month’s worth of tasks on how to incorporate ally-ship in your every day life. Give black women your money is always the motto.

Bené Viera | December 8, 2016 - 5:51 pm

Here’s the problem with black men like Trevor Noah and Charlamagne Tha God

Charlamagne tha God and Trevor Noah are caping for 24-year-old, blond, white, conservative talking head, Tomi Lahren. It’s not surprising, but it is annoying. If only it were as simple as ignoring…

Bené Viera | December 7, 2016 - 3:15 pm

10 ways I plan to find joy in between the mind-numbing waves of nausea right now

Sisters, how y’all feel? Brothers, y’all alright?” Erykah Badu opens the cult classic “Tyrone” with these two questions to get a feel for the crowd’s energy. I pose those same questions

Bené Viera | November 10, 2016 - 2:08 pm

On being a black woman who isn’t voting for Hillary, and making peace with it all

I know my ancestors didn’t fight for us to choose the lesser of two evils, nor was their blood shed onto the streets for us to continue to choose leaders

Bené Viera | October 24, 2016 - 4:45 pm

On The Gains Black Women Have Made And The Work We Still Must Do

As a 26-year-old, college-educated Black woman, the day that commemorates Martin Luther King Jr., or any other Civil Rights leader, has special significance to me. I am a direct beneficiary…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Dear Rutgers University: How Could You Cancel The “Politicizing Beyonce” Course?!

As a Black woman and college graduate, I want to stress the importance of having classes that connect women of color to their struggle, allowing them to form critical opinions

Tiffanie Drayton | December 17, 2015 - 10:00 am

The Daniel Holtzclaw Verdict Is A Victory For Black Women, Not Feminism

Last week, Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty of 18 (out of 36) counts of rape and sexual misconduct. Some of his victims gathered to sing him “Happy Birthday” as he was carted…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 14, 2015 - 2:45 pm

On Fay Wells & The Impact Of #SayHerName On The Media

Black women, as a demographic, refuse to be oppressed and silenced and that refusal is giving us the space to be heard, enumerate our struggles and demand justice. This makes

Tiffanie Drayton | November 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Why You Should Be Following The Daniel Holtzclaw Trial

Given the amount of attention the Black Lives Matter movement has brought to the issue of police brutality in communities of color, it’s somewhat surprising that the trial of Daniel…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 13, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Daniel Holtzclaw, Ex-Cop Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 13 Black Women, Will Be Judged By An All-White Jury

On Monday, the trial for Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting 13 Black women, began, and by the end of the day on Tuesday,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Group Of Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Wine Train After White Woman Complains About Their Laughter

Today in White Women Are Pretty Much The Worst*: a group of 12 women (11 Black and one White) were kicked off a train taking them on a wine tour of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 24, 2015 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: Nicki Minaj’s Point About European Beauty Standards And Misogynoir Is Not “Redundant”

Ed Sheeran, please STFU and have a seat next to Taylor Swift.

Tiffanie Drayton | July 23, 2015 - 1:00 pm
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