Posts tagged "black women"

“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

African-American Ladies Get “Juicy,” Their Own Celebrity Rag

Lots of our beloved magazines have been flushed down the tubes. Au revoir, Gourmet! Goodbye, Modern Bride! We’ll never forget you, Domino! But it’s not all dark clouds at the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Quotable: Sorry, Directors, Zoe Saldana Won’t Play Your Prostitute

“I have a hard time accepting roles that typecast a culture. I don’t need to play Juana, the prostitute from Washington Heights, in every movie. If it’s been done before,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 6, 2010 - 4:10 pm

We Can’t Wait To See “Precious”

On paper, the new movie “Precious” doesn’t sound like much fun: It’s the story of a 350-pound, illiterate black teenager impregnated for the second time by her dad and…

Jessica Wakeman | October 26, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Can Michelle Obama Inspire Another The Cosby Show?

It’s June now. The election was eight months ago. It’s kind of a random time for Robin Givhan at The Washington Post to pen a heady thinkpiece about What Michelle…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Black Women Have Higher Chance Of Remaining Unmarried

Many black women are quick to point out that there are no good single black men out here. It turns out, they might actually be right, which also may explain…

Persia Ali | February 16, 2009 - 9:00 pm

Michelle Obama Is The Fourth Black Woman To Grace Vogue’s Cover

It’s official: Michelle Obama is a Vogue cover girl. The March 2009 issue, which will hit newsstands next week, features the first lady on its cover wearing a Jason Wu…

Catherine Strawn | February 11, 2009 - 5:00 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Guy Vegetarians, Flavored Breast Milk, And Marriage Stats

It’s a bad day for vegetarians. Guys who average half a serving of soy food per day have lower concentration of sperm than men who do not eat soy foods.

Catherine Strawn | July 24, 2008 - 12:30 pm
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