Posts tagged "black women"

The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at…

Erica Watson | December 6, 2012 - 11:00 am

Black Woman Pretends To Be Caucasian In Her Job Search, Has Easier Time

An unemployed black woman named Yolanda Spivey pretended to be white (and named Bianca White) in her job search and found that her employment prospects dramatically increased. [Clutch

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2012 - 5:40 pm

D.L. Hughley On Black Women: “Angry All The Time”

Actor D.L. Hughley said some offensive shit on NPR about women, especially black women, in a recent interview. Regarding women, he criticized our ability to reason and said, “If…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2012 - 5:20 pm

“Only Decent People”: The Dutch Film About Black Women’s Asses That Looks Pretty Racist

Anyone out there in the Frisky-verse speak Dutch? Because I would really love to understand what is going on in the trailer for “Only Decent People” (“Alleen Maar Nette Mensen”),…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: Is Hollywood Still Colorstruck? The Search For Nina Simone Is Skin Deep

When the big news was announced last week that Zoe Saldana would be playing singer Nina Simone in a biopic, black cyberspace (yes, there is a “black Twitter” and a…

Erica Watson | August 20, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Black Men, Is Chad Ochocinco Your Hero?

Chadvelyn, LosOcho and OchoSado: those were the three hybrid names that I came up with for my favorite reality TV couple, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Evelyn Lozada. But after only…

Erica Watson | August 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Aren’t Black Girls Allowed To Be Girls?

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When I was a senior in high school [above left], I attended this college prep program held in the sanctuary of a Baptist…

Helena Andrews | August 8, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Did The U.S. Gymnasts Do Their Hair In Solidarity With Gabby Douglas?

Gymnast Gabby Douglas was (preposterously!) criticized for her laid-back hairstyle while competing in the Olympics and it appears that three of her fellow U.S. gymnasts — Ali Reisman, Jordyn…

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Kickstarter Campaign To Raise Money For “Miss Zee” Coloring Book Depicting Black Girls

Designer Miss Gee of Louisville, Kentucky, is trying to raise $5,000 via Kickstarter for a line of coloring books for young black girls. Also a mama, she wanted to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Analysis Released On Status Of Women Of Color In The U.S.

The Center For American Progress has released an analysis on the status of women of color in the United States, which had some disconcerting findings, such as that WOC…

Jessica Wakeman | July 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

The Soapbox: Can TV Spare Some Change? A Token Negro, Perhaps?

I have never watched HBO’s new show “Girls.”  Not because I don’t want to — I’m actually excited to see a new female-centered TV show that allows actresses to play…

Erica Watson | May 3, 2012 - 11:00 am

Comedian Kevin Hart’s Cartoon Message To Black Women Is Offensive

A few months ago, I picked up a book called Is Marriage For White People? In it, author Ralph Richard Banks addressed the decline of successful black marriages in America.

Tiffanie Drayton | April 11, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Wendy Williams Says Viola Davis’s Natural Hair Made Her Look Like A Man

Move your nasty self over, Kelly Osbourne: there’s a new girl-on-girl hater in town. Talk show host Wendy Williams had some crap to say about Viola Davis’s decision to go

Jessica Wakeman | February 29, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Beyoncé’s Album Promo Photos Are Unrecognizable

The rampant white-washing of models, actresses, and musicians of color is not a new concept. Freida Pinto, Rihanna, and Aishwarya Rai have all previously fallen victim to white-washing on magazine…

Rachel Krause | January 18, 2012 - 12:40 pm

“S**t White Girls Say To Black Girls” Is Back

It turns out there’s a lot of dumb shit that white girls say to black girls. Chesca Leigh has made another video of ignorant stuff that white ladies have been…

Jessica Wakeman | January 13, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Michelle Obama Resents “Angry Black Woman” Portrayal

“It’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and — you know? But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me…

Jessica Wakeman | January 11, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Stephen Colbert Gets Schooled On Stereotypes Of Black Women

If you’re not already a fan of Melissa Harris-Perry, you will be soon: she’s a Tulane University political science professor who appears often on “The Rachel Maddow Show” and just…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Isaiah Mustafa Apologizes After Saying He Wants His Wife, Kids To Have “Good Hair”

Don’t you hate it when one of your favorite hunks opens his mouth and says something boneheaded? Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa got in trubs this weekend when he made…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Army Appoints First Black Female Two-Star General

The US Army has appointed Gen. Marcia Anderson as its first-ever black female two-star general. Gen. Anderson is already the highest-ranking woman in the Army. Congratulations! [The Grio]…

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Black Men Targeted By Anti-Abortion Billboard

Not content to just shame black women for having abortions, an anti-abortion group is now targeting black men with their controversial billboards. “Fatherhood starts in the womb,” reads a new…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2011 - 5:20 pm