Posts tagged "black"

Black Wedding Dresses, Six Ways

I wrote earlier this week about my total opposition to white wedding dresses and everything they stand for. Instead, I’ll be wearing a two-piece black dress to my wedding. Black…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 23, 2015 - 10:00 am

3 Breast Cancer Organizations Every Black Woman Should Know About

Last year, a woman was diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes, according to Susan G. Komen. This year? Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Want…

Hello Beautiful | October 2, 2014 - 10:30 am

Style 911: Find Me An Affordable Black Jumpsuit

“Maybe The Frisky can do a piece on where to find an affordable black jumpsuit. Love the one in your day-to-night guide but it’s a bit out of my…

Julie Gerstein | August 31, 2013 - 1:00 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

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

7 Celebs Who Rock All Black (But Aren’t Goths)

As you can surmise from the outfit I wore yesterday, I love a good all-black look. I’m not ashamed to reveal that black is without a doubt the predominant color…

Rachel Krause | October 12, 2011 - 4:00 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

Beyoncé In Blackface: What Do We Think?

Beyoncé in blackface? I never thought those three words would be in the same sentence. But yes, Ms. Bootylicious has darkened her light skin and thrown a scarf over her…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2011 - 11:20 am

“The Dirty Girls Social Club” Author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Alleges Racist TV Adaptation Of Her Book

Most authors would die to see their book made into a movie or TV show. But not Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez — not anymore. The author of The Dirty Girls Social Club

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2010 - 6:15 pm

The Black Baby Doll Project Puts Dollies In Hands Of Little Girls

One of the privileges I had as a little white girl was always having had toys that look like me. In fact, American Girl’s brown-haired, brown-eyed Samantha Parkington doll looked…

Jessica Wakeman | December 8, 2010 - 4:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: “Essence” Wedding Column Features Lesbian Couple For First Time Ever

Essence, an African-American women’s lifestyle magazine, is featuring lesbian couple Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills for the first time ever on the “Bridal Bliss” section of its website. “ aims…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Howard University Misplaced Hattie McDaniel’s “Gone With The Wind” Oscar

Howard University has admitted it lost the Oscar won by Hattie McDaniel for the 1939 film “Gone With The Wind.” Upon her death in 1952, McDaniel, who was the first…

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Goth Glorified? Antwerp Museum Pays Homage To Black Clothing

Black is the whore of the fashion world. It gets passed around from group to group like nobody’s business. See: Mourners, too-chic for school chicks, little dresses, beatniks, Goths, robbers.

Leonora Epstein | March 31, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Controversial Combo Looks Fab On “The Biggest Loser” Host Alison Sweeney

When Annika posted about how to wear black and brown together, some of you still couldn’t get behind the color combination. Commenter Chicka Chicka Boom Boom even said, “This is…

Catherine Strawn | January 20, 2010 - 7:45 pm

Newsflash: Black Clothes Make You Look Like Crap

Brace yourselves, girls. Experts have found yet another culprit to accuse in the “it’s bad for you” blame game, and this time, it’s your signature color. Some yahoo claims that…

Erin Flaherty | January 6, 2010 - 3:50 pm