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Beyonce Knowles, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Entertainment, lemonade, Newsletter, NewsOne Original -

If you were ever wondering what it’s like to be a Black woman, a Black woman in America, a Black woman scorned, a Black woman disrespected by society, a Black woman being discriminated against, a Black woman in grief, just watch Beyonce’s Lemonade so you can get the sweet and sour taste of what it’s […]

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Black HIV/AIDS Awareness, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Nation, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Newsletter, NewsOne Original -

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness on March 10, positive African-American women sound off.

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Ben Crump, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Daniel Holtzclaw, Nation, Newsletter, NewsOne Original, Oklahoma City Police, Police Brutality, Rape, Sexual Assault -

Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney, called an ex-Oklahoma City officer’s sentencing a rare opportunity to get full justice for his clients, who are poor, Black, and female, he said during an exclusive interview with NewsOne.

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Black Women, Cross Post Now, Entertainment, music, Nation, NewsOne Original, R Kelly, R&B, Rape, Sexual Assault -

His pleas to support R&B music are warranted, yes, but given Kelly's past and what that means for Black women, isn't it about time we stop separating the music from the man?

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#sayhername, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Black Women, Janaye Ingram, NewsOne Original, Police Brutality, Rekia Boyd, Renisha McBride, say her name, Tanisha Anderson -

John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a song titled, “Woman is the N*gger of the World” in 1972. The duo expressed they were using the n-word to mean an oppressed person. Given the historical context of the word typically being used as a racial slur against blacks, what is your reality when you are not […]

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Black Women, Breast Cancer, Dr. Janna Andrews, Kelly Price, Live Well, NewsOne Now, NewsOne Original, Roland Martin -

Roland Martin talks with Dr. Janna Andrews and singer Kelly Price about breast cancer’s impact on Black women. White women are more likely to get a diagnosis, but the disease is more likely to end in death for Black women — 41 percent more likely, according to the CDC, said Andrews. “When black women are getting […]

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Black Women, NewsOne Original -

Over the July 4th weekend, I was in New Orleans with about 500,000 others.  It was the Essence Music Festival, and as a 33-year-old Black woman fighting every day for equality and justice, I can’t even describe the feeling of being surrounded by strong like-minded women (and the men who love and support us).  Participating […]

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Black Women, Breastfeeding, Live Well, NewsOne Original -

With all the talk about obesity and chronic disease in the African-American community, the surgeon general is out to educate Moms about an early preventive measure: breastfeeding. “By raising awareness, the success rate among Mothers who want to breastfeed can be greatly improved through active support from their families, their friends, and the community,” Surgeon […]

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Black Women, Hair, Live Well, Nation, NewsOne Original -

According to a new study published by Wake Forest University School of Medicine, scientists discovered that two out of every five Black women or 40 percent avoid exercise because of hairdo worries, reports Medscape News Today. SEE ALSO: Evelyn, Chad Reunite In Court To Have No-Contact Order Lifted Black women’s attitudes about their hair just […]

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Beyonce Knowles, Black Women, Michelle Obama, NewsOne Original -

Controversy has developed around the growing love affair between First Lady Michelle Obama and singer Beyonce Knowles. Beyonce sent Michelle a very nice public letter, sharing her admiration for the first lady.  Michelle responded by tweeting “Thank you for the beautiful letter and for being a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.” […]

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Black Women, NewsOne Original -

I may have a strong love for the written word, but this barrage of press about Black women that either bashes or boxes them in makes even me less sympathetic about the fall of newspapers. SEE ALSO: Calif. Moves To Ban ‘Gay Cure’ For Teens I’m sure these intentionally attention-seeking articles do much for the […]

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Black Women, Nation, NewsOne Original, Women's Month 2013 -

During this women’s history month,  we at NewsOne are honoring the remarkable accomplishments of 12 sheroes whom we love and who have demonstrated the noblest qualities of humanity: 1) Michelle Obama:  She is the 44th First Lady, an attorney, Mother, and wife. Mrs. Obama has focused her attentions on the issues that face military families, the […]

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2012 Elections, Black Republicans, Black Women, GOP Primaries 2012, Nation, National Action Network, NewsOne Original, Rev. Al Sharpton -

While watching the Iowa caucus this past Tuesday and all the analysis that ensued, I had a random thought:  I wonder how many Black women live in that state? SEE ALSO: Did Romney Have 20 Incorrect Votes? College Kids Boo Santorum In a vastly conservative part of the country, how many Black women are Republicans […]

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African American, Black History, Black Women, Nation, NewsOne Original -

Men tend to get all of the credit for everything, especially the Civil Rights Movement. While Dr. Martin L. King Jr. and Malcolm X are known as the faces of the movement, black history is brimming with women whose contributions are equally noteworthy. Here’s our list of black women who helped to advance the race […]

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Black Women, NewsOne Original, Rihanna -

Last week, I asked the all-important question, “When Does Supporting Black Men Become Tiring?” Judging by the slew of comments, it’s clear to see how the mere mention of this subject can set off a firestorm. But to both my female and male readers, I hear you and it’s not a one-sided convo. Yes, women […]

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Black Women, Clarence Thomas, Dominique Strauss Kahn, NewsOne Original, Rihanna -

As the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case continues to unfold, his accuser Nafissatou Diallo is caught in an old, deplorable game of demonizing the woman — and Black women in particular — as sexual aggressors and prostitutes. The media’s continued assault on her character practically forced her to come forward, defend her character and profess her truth. […]

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Black Women, NewsOne Original -

By Tamika Mallory If you didn’t know a thing about Black folks, what would you think if you turned on your TV? Whether it’s “Basketball Wives,” “Love & Hip-Hop,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” series, or “Single Ladies” (although not a reality show, it’s along the same lines), chances are, you would leave those shows […]

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Black Women, Colorism, NewsOne Original, Racism -

Most discussions on race focus on conflicts between whites and generalized communities of color. A new study by “The Sentencing Project” expands our awareness of the impact of racial prejudices to include differences in how African-Americans of different skin tones are treated. In their study, “The Impact of Light Skin on Prison Time for Black […]

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Abortion, Black Women, conservatives, NewsOne Original, Politics, Pro-Life, Racial Abortion Ad -

A new billboard campaign attacking a woman's right to choose has been launched by the ultra-conservative Radiance Foundation in black areas of Atlanta and other African-American neighborhoods.

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Black Women, News, NewsOne Original, Opinion, Tamika Mallory -

Everyone at National Action Network’s first-ever women’s power luncheon was elated when our guest, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, said her department was issuing educational scholarships to African Americans from low-income communities who are seeking careers in the health care field. With presentations by Sebelius and Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to […]

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Basketball, Black Women, HIV/AIDS, News, NewsOne Original -

Candice Wiggins has already made history with professional women’s basketball, but that’s only her half of her story. In high school she was listed as the best shooting guard in the nation and won a scholarship to Stanford to play volleyball and basketball, an amazing feat, but not the whole story. She chose Stanford over […]

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Black Women, NewsOne Original, Nicki Minaj, Winston Churchill -

When I think about the beating that Black women took in 2010 and now prepare to forecast a glorious 2011 for ya’ll, I reminded how Winston Churchill said at the time when his England seemed almost certainly doomed to go down in defeat to Hitler’s Nazi Germany, “If the British Empire and it’s Commonwealth last […]

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