Posts tagged "black women"

New Book Asks, “Is Marriage For White People?”

I almost feel bad for black women. It seems like the majority of the time they’re written about in the mainstream media, it’s about one of two topics: Why aren’t

Jessica Wakeman | September 9, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Has The TSA Been Singling Out Black Women With Natural Hair?

There’s been several documented incidents of black women with natural hair who have been stopped by the TSA at airports for pat-downs, in which officers pat their hair. Some…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: New Anti-Abortion Billboard Targeting Blacks Accuses “Betrayal”

Another day, another anti-abortion billboard targeted at black women, this time in Atlanta. The latest billboard shows images of pro-choice leaders, like Rev. Jesse Jackson and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, with…

Jessica Wakeman | August 16, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Summer’s Eve Pulls Their Racist Douche Ads Offline

Summer’s Eve pulled two of their racist douche commercials offline after an outpouring of complaints over their depictions of black and Latina women. Summer’s Eve’s PR defended their ads…

Jessica Wakeman | July 27, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Douching Is All About “Empowerment,” Says Summer’s Eve PR

Yesterday, thanks to Summer’s Eve douching products, I learned that my vagina is “the most powerful thing on Earth and that samauri warriors and medieval jousting was all about fighting…

Jessica Wakeman | July 19, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Anti-Abortion Billboards Targeted At Blacks Appear In Oakland

Race-related anti-abortion billboards strike again! At least 25 billboards reading “Black is beautiful” with a picture of a black baby and the URL for an anti-abortion web sitehave been posted…

Jessica Wakeman | July 1, 2011 - 2:40 pm

New Anti-Abortion Ad Calls Abortion The New Slavery

Tactics used by anti-abortion groups just keep getting uglier. The latest “ugh!” is courtesy of the Radiance Foundation, whose new billboards target black women and read “The 13th Amendment freed…

Jessica Wakeman | June 22, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Psychology Today Fires “Black Women Are Ugly” Author

The “black women are ugly” anthropologist, Satoshi Kanazawa, has finally been fired from Psychology Today, which printed ran online his disgusting piece in the first place. [BET]

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Watch The “Dark Girls” Documentary Trailer

The trailer for “Dark Girls,” a new documentary about black women and their skin tone, had me in tears by the end. “Dark Girls” examines racism and colorism…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Psychology Today Asks, “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women?”

What’s worse than offensive articles, like “The Top 10 Hottest Female Sex Offenders” — that are ‘just kidding’?

Offensive articles, like “Why Are Black Women Less Physically Attractive…

Jessica Wakeman | May 17, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Ladies, You Could Be Aborting The Next First Black President

Guilt-inducing anti-abortion tactics know no bounds. A Life Always billboard in Chicago being unveiled tomorrow will depict Barack Obama’s face and the warning, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Mom Pissed Her Kid’s Photo Used In Black Anti-Abortion Billboard

The mother of the young African-American girl whose stock image modeling photo was used in a racially contentious NYC anti-abortion billboard hung by an extremist group in New York…

Jessica Wakeman | March 7, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: NYC Abortion Billboard Targeting Black Women To Be Removed

A New York City billboard posted by an anti-abortion group reading “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb” will be removed by LaMar, which owned…

Jessica Wakeman | February 24, 2011 - 6:40 pm

Anti-Abortion Foes Target Blacks With “Dangerous Womb” Billboards

The anti-abortion movement tries many tactics — guilt, misinformation, assuring women they’re smart and capable enough, more guilt — but one of the latest permutations has been framing abortion as…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Black Women May Have Bigger “Healthy” Waist Size

The size of a “healthy” waist may be bigger for black women, according to a study in the journal Obesity. [Reuters]
Anti-abortion activists are gathering this weekend in Washington,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 25, 2011 - 7:40 pm

Black TV Newswoman Vows To “Go Natural” With Her Hair

At the beginning of reporter Rochelle Ritchie’s TV news career, she was told she had to get hair extensions. Like millions of black women, Rochelle has worn long,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 30, 2010 - 4:10 pm

Teen Pregnancy: It’s (Statistically) A Southern Thang

Country music, Chick-fil-A, and teen pregnancy: three things that can be found anywhere in America but are heavily concentrated in the South. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2010 - 4:20 pm

“Black Marriage Negotiations” Video Perpetuates Stereotypes About Black Women

Want a low-budget way to draw attention to your website with minimal effort on your part? It’s easy — be wildly offensive. A website called PhilosoG’s is behind…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2010 - 4:40 pm

Essence Editor Responds To Controversial Hiring Of A White Fashion Director

On Monday, a media industry blog revealed that Essence, a lifestyle magazine geared towards black women, had hired a new fashion director named Ellianna Placas, to begin in September. But…

Jessica Wakeman | July 29, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Chad Ochocinco Criticized For Not Choosing Black Women On VH1 Dating Show

Most of us either know Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson as an NFL star or a toe-tapper on “Dancing With The Stars.” But Ochocinco’s most recent role has been as pasha to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 14, 2010 - 6:20 pm
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