Posts tagged "black women"

Kickass Woman Of The Day: President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs

The film industry is one that desperately lacks female influence, so Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ election as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a particularly cool…

Mary Odell | August 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: The Youngest Person To Ever Pass The Bar, Gabrielle Turnquest

American student Gabrielle Turnquest was recently called to the Bar of England and Wales after passing her Bar exams. This is a great achievement for anyone, but Turnquest happens to…

Mary Odell | August 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

UPDATE: A Questionable School Dress Code Bans Afro-Puffs

UPDATE, 4:45p.m.: Via Jezebel, Horizon Science Academy has posted an apology on their web site and said it will “correct the information” in its dress code, as well as send out…

Mary Odell | June 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Debate This: Should Black Women Allow Others To Touch Their Hair?

This week, Antonia Opiah, the founder and editor of the black hair site Un-Ruly.com, launched a temporary exhibit on black hair texture. Noting that non-black people have long held a…

Julie Gerstein | June 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Black Women, Exercise And Our Hair

One day in college, during track practice, I wore a bandanna to my work out. I was having a spectacularly bad hair day and that thin piece of printed cloth…

Shanelle Matthews | May 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

Beyoncé On The Cover Of Ms. Causes Controversy

Ms. magazine is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, feminist magazines in America. The mag has occasionally featured celebrities on the cover; Wonder Woman was its very first…

Jessica Wakeman | May 20, 2013 - 3:40 pm

On “Leaning In” While Black

Here’s blogger Tami Winfrey Harris on Sheryl Sandberg and “leaning in” while black. [In These Times]
Current students at Dartmouth are warning prospective students about violence against women…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Black Female Legislators Walk Out Of Florida House Debate On Race-Selective Abortion

Abortion opponents in Florida are currently trying to pass a ban through the House of Representatives that would criminalize abortion on the basis of race or gender. Despite a…

Jessica Wakeman | April 22, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Where Are The Black Barbie Birthday Themes?

Karen Braithwaite is a mom any Barbie lover would be lucky to have: she is asking Mattel to make birthday party merchandise featuring black Barbie dolls.

Mattel already…

Jessica Wakeman | April 6, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Was Kerry Washington’s Skin Lightened On The Cover Of Entertainment Weekly?

Fresh off a week of the Internet wondering whether singer Indie.Arie lightened her skin on the artwork for her new single, there’s a new Black woman looking awfully light-skinned. “Scandal”

Jessica Wakeman | April 3, 2013 - 1:20 pm

India.Arie Responds To Skin Bleaching Accusations: “I Have No Desire To Bleach Myself”

Has India.Arie been bleaching her dark skin to a lighter color?!?! That didn’t sound right to me when tongues started wagging last week that the famously self-accepting singer behind the…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2013 - 2:20 pm

The Soapbox: Should White Women Be On The Cover Of ‘Black Magazines’?

The always-inquisitive Jada Pinkett-Smith recently posed a question that has many people scratching their heads and some folks outright upset. In short, she’s wondering if black women ask to be…

Shanelle Matthews | March 26, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Getting A Black “Bachelorette”

Pediatric dentist Dr. Misee Harris of Kentucky is petitioning to become the first ever Black “Bachelorette.” This prospect means a lot is surfacing for me regarding the harmful stereotypes reinforced by…

Shanelle Matthews | March 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

10 Things Every Non-Black Person Should Know (By Now) About Black Women

We’re more than a decade into the 21st century. I’d hoped — in vain — that some basic understandings of how non-Black people should interact with Black people could be…

Demetria L. Lucas | March 1, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Nope, Blackface Is Still A Terrible Idea, Fashion Industry

This spread in Numero magazine is a headscratcher. Why did they hire a white model and cover her in brown makeup instead of just hiring a brown-skinned model? Or is…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2013 - 1:40 pm

The Soapbox: I Love “Scandal”‘s Olivia Pope — Even Though Some People Find It “Problematic”

I’ve been doing my utmost to debate less, but it’s hard when you’re as naturally opinionated as I am.  This is compounded by the fact I come from a highly…

Christiana Mbakwe | February 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Howard University Med Students Petition Bravo To Cancel “Married To Medicine”

Med students from Howard University College Of Medicine started a Change.org petition to urge Bravo to cancel a new reality show, “Married To Medicine.” The reality TV program set to…

Jessica Wakeman | February 14, 2013 - 3:40 pm

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Discuss Good Hair Vs. White Hair

When we sat down to record our “I Always Wanted To Ask” video series with Madame Noire, we discovered that there were a couple of questions we had for each…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Tackle White Privilege And Diversifying Friendship Circles

This may be my favorite episode so far in our “I Always Wanted To Ask” series, which features the staff at Madame Noire — Brande, Veronica and Victoria — answering the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 23, 2013 - 1:00 pm

I Always Wanted To Ask: The Frisky & Madame Noire Discuss White People Using The N-Word

I am so so so stoked to have you guys watch the second episode of “I Always Wanted To Ask,” the video series we did in collaboration with the fantastic women of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm