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By: Adrianna Lavine Being a young female today can be a bit of a struggle. Being in college as well as starting to get my life in general can just be a pain, but dealing with men…oh boy. Let me just say that not all guys are bad and this story is not about bashing […]

The post All I Ask for is Respect appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Adrienne Martin It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning their shades of red and orange, soon to abandon their branches as they fall to the ground. The temperature is quickly getting colder, and frost faithfully greets us in the wee hours of the morning. Layering is now the day-to-day fashion trend, […]

The post Tis The Season to Avoid “Cuffing Season” appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Amia Hines (@Miaashley_) Love and Hip Hop is my guilty pleasure that I love to watch every Monday at 9. However, whenever I watch it I observe some things that shape out how we are in my generation today. On the show, there are women with fake butts, fake boobs, fake hair and other body […]

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By: Kéy Smith What I am finding out as I get older is that black men, millennials in particular, purposely go out of their way to date non-black women. From my point of view, black men have one of a few issues when it comes to black women and why they choose not to date […]

The post Are Men of Color No Longer Attracted To Black Women? appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Dominique Peden I did the big chop in 2013 and have been very proud of the results. Last year I, as I would be out and about, I began to notice the glances of approval from others naturals proud to wear their tresses long, short, kinky and some even colorful. The glances are slim to […]

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By: Rebecca Blanc Too many times I’ve walked into a random store and walked out with something I didn’t need or want. Too often I’ve been stopped by a street vendor to only give them 20 minutes of my life I’ll never get back hearing about an item I know I’m not buying. Too many […]

The post Black Girl Time and Money: Own It appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By; Amber Ashli  Where are my sisters? My people of melanin in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. There are not a lot of people that look like me in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field and I want to help change that. I see many ladies pursing college majors such […]

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By:Chareen Ibraheem I don’t know if I was inherently born different or if it was the stigma over me that Black females just didn’t get along. I can recall at an early age, there always seemed to be a never-ending rivalry with my Black female counterparts. As innocent as it seemed at the time, it […]

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By: Jasmine Demeester The transition from high school to college is a life-changing one, as you are about to experiences new things in life. It is the time when you become an adult and you leave your parents to become self-sufficient and independent. It is the time when you begin to focus more on your studies […]

The post 6 Tips for Surviving and Thriving in College appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Shaunese Johnson “Why are you depressed? If our people made it through slavery, we can make it through anything.” “You should take your troubles to Jesus, not some stranger/psychiatrist.” Depression. The silent and deadly killer. Depression seems to be a taboo subject, especially in the African American community. We clearly see it in the community, […]

The post The Black Face of Depression: Common Phrases African Americans Hear About Depression That Are Actually More Harmful Than Beneficial appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Khadijah Abdullahi I am angry. Not because I am a black girl and all black girls are angry, but because I know my worth. I know my people’s worth. My personal opinion is that they know our worth too, and thus are intimidated. I am angry that my dream from a very young age of […]

The post Should I Be Living in Fear Because I Am Black? appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Dejanae Jackson My clothes have at least some form of black in them. My music tastes ranges from Smashing Pumpkins to The Cure to SPZRKT & Sango. My accessories scream Hot Topic and thrift store, and on a good day I’m serving black lace, combat boots, and a tattoo choker. I’m a Goth, a […]

The post My Experiences as a Black Goth and the Lessons that Came with It appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Alyssa Sibley Growing up in suburban America where you can count the number of black kids in your classes on one hand, it was strange, if not difficult, being a black girl. The last two years of elementary school is the time in most girls’ lives when they start getting the freedom to make […]

The post I Am My Hair appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Taylor Sariah I am black. I’m just not black enough. I’m not black enough to understand racism. I’m not black enough because I don’t blast gangster rap. I’m not black enough because I speak like a white-girl. In fact to the black community I am “White-Washed.” I’m not black enough because my hair is real. I’m […]

The post Am I Really Black? Growing up Biracial in a Stereotype Driven Society appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Nia Decaille I sipped my glass of wine, as I stood in the kitchen of a colleague who had invited me to her house warming party. In a sea of white faces, I was one of the few Black women in attendance. During a conversation with another party-goer about relationships, I ended up asking […]

The post The Struggles of Dating as a Black Millennial Woman appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By:Saada Revan Odds are that if you have any type of social media, in the past 6 months, even the past week you’ve probably seen the word ‘melanin’ on one of your timelines. You’ve probably also seen posts with the phrases “Protect Black Girls” or “I love Black Women”. Right now we are in a […]

The post It’s Gonna Take More Than a Tumblr Post for Me to Love Myself appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Inndiaa Anderson I always had a vision for the man of my dreams. I imagined him being tall, muscular, “swagged out,” and most importantly BLACK. In middle, I thought I had found him. He had everything and he liked me; my style, my looks, and my swag. But the only thing that stopped him […]

The post Self Love Is Where It All Starts appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Gabrielle Lee Growing up fatherless was not easy but it molded and shaped me into the young woman that I am today. Many people believe that not having a father will negatively affect you drastically and change you for the worse, but in my life, that has not been the case. Not having a […]

The post My Experience Growing up as a Fatherless Black Girl appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Tiara Msiza I firmly believe that every person has at least 3 moments of clarity in their life, epiphanies. Moments where everything suddenly falls into place and something clicks. Moments like these are important for self-growth and development. They can lead to a complete change or just a change in a certain character trait. Sometimes, […]

The post Re-Learning Black: My Journey to Understanding My Blackness in America appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Alyssa Lorraine Sometimes, to be a black girl in high school was to be a dimmed light urging to brighten, to shine, and to radiate. No, I’m not talking about having lighter skin; although I did want that for a long time. I’m talking about living up to a potential that you sometimes didn’t […]

The post Dismantling Self- Hatred: How High School Ruined Me and College Revived Me appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Shaunese Johnson “Don’t you want to settle down?” “It seems like you have been single forever!” These are just a few of the statements I’ve, heard as a single black woman. Chances are, if you are single then you have also heard these things said as well. As a college senior I find myself […]

The post I’ve Heard It All Before: Four Phrases I’m Tired of Hearing as a Single Black Woman appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Candace McDuffie Despite all of the thoughts surrounding ‘The Big Chop,’ or shaving off all of your hair to start anew, I didn’t anticipate for it to be as cathartic as it was. Even though there is constant pressure on Black women to aspire and ultimately assimilate to Eurocentric beauty standards– to have lighter skin […]

The post How My Life Changed After Doing “The Big Chop” appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Kristen N. Pender What a time to be both a Black girl and alive. Variations of this line have been tweeted over and over again since the evening of April 25th 2016 when Beyoncé dropped the game changing visual album, Lemonade. As we experience the lingering effects of the Lemonade apocalypse, powerful think pieces […]

The post Little Black Girls Need ‘Lemonade’, Too appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Danielle Barrett-Powell Black is beautiful. We’ve all heard it; seen it plastered across the media, especially in response to the ridiculous Twitter debate of light vs dark skin. While most of us forward thinking people agree to it, how many of us are sold on it for real? I, for one, have to say […]

The post When Wallflowers Bloom appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Cynthia Walker Love is a simple word that carries a great deal of weight. It can either bring much happiness or misery. As a teenager I once heard a relative say that having a man to love was all that mattered. Those words led me to believe that finding love would be easy. However […]

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By: Annette Bizimana Growing up, the first few years of my life were rough for me and my family. My family fled Rwanda during the Rwandan genocide and moved to to Uganda, where I was born. After living there for some time we later moved to Kenya. While  there, my family and I lived in dangerous […]

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By: Khrystiana Howell Growing up in a small Illinois town that lacked diversity, being a minority definitely had a lot of ups and downs. Unfortunately I experienced a lot of the the downs early on in my life. My story starts on first day of 1st grade as my teacher stood outside waiting for us to […]

The post How My Experience with a Racist Teacher Forced Me to Learn About Racism at a Young Age appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou As a young black woman, identity and culture are very important to me. All my life, a West African father and a Jamaican mother have raised me and I grew up without feeling odd or like I didn’t fit in, until I started college and became more socially aware. Most days I […]

The post My Dual Heritage: Growing up as an African and Caribbean Girl appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: C.A. Cantwell Before I begin I would like to give a trigger warning, this will contain rape and sexual violence, so please proceed with caution. I was lead to believe by media outlets, that a rapist was a creepy guy in a trench coat,that you would be able to tell was a bad person just […]

The post Overcoming Sexual Assult and Learning to Love Myself Again appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Shama Mapingire “In what world can a black girl and white boy be a successful musical duo?” I thought this to myself two years ago , but at the time I was an ambitious 18 year old and I knew that things happened for a reason and that there had to be a reason […]

The post My Experience with Getting Kicked out of a Band Because of My Race appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Felisha Nicole I work as the administrative support for a law enforcement agency. Every day I sit in an office occupied by 98% men who carry guns. By default, I’m not one to speak my mind immediately and when I am offended or disturbed by someone or a situation, I tend to indirectly pause, […]

The post Occupying My Space: My Navigation of Workplace Oppression appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Shaunese Johnson “Most men don’t see us as human beings, potential friendships. We are sized up for consumption of some sort, then discarded if we don’t fit in.”- Erykah Badu This quote by Erykah Badu greatly defines how our society portrays women. Men no longer seem to want the challenge and growth that actually […]

The post Are We as Women Partly Responsible for Emotional Objectification from Potential “Lovers? appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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