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Black Women, cardi b, Nation, Newsletter, Opinion, Serena Wiliams -

The controversies involving Cardi B and Serena Williams aren't nearly as unrelated as they may seem.

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Black Women, Cross Post Now, Eric Garner Police Brutality, Erica Garner, Nation, Newsletter, op-ed, Opinion -

Black women are dying from the trauma of police violence and this issue must be grappled with before more die.

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By: Rachel Garnett Marc, When you launched your Spring 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week, I was eager to see what I knew would be eclectic patterns and high-end ensembles I’d never actually wear. Rather than recaps of your new line, my timeline became flooded with scrutiny and disappointment in regard to the hairstyle […]

The post An Open Letter to Marc Jacobs appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By:Jade Haselrig Kisses for the boys! By the second grade, I had become a professional smoocher. For a mere fifty cents per peck I was making every boy on the playground feel like a man under the long tunnel slide, until my operation was busted by the snoopy middle aged PE teacher, warning my single […]

The post Misconstrued: The Black Female Sexuality appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Bri Tyson There are many different notions of what a Black woman is or should be. Often it is the unfavorable opinions that are voiced the loudest. These voices are heard by the youth and are particularly detrimental to young females. While there are more positive references available, the line of communication has not […]

The post The Good, The Bad, and The Bias: The Portrayal of Black Females in Our Current Media Platforms appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By:Beylul Russom The dehumanization of the black body has been explicitly imposed throughout American history. A popular saying, “sticks and stones my break my bones but words will never hurt me,” is personified through years of blatant racism by the use of the notorious “N” word. There is no myth to disparage that the deep-rooted […]

The post The Politics of the N-Word appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Vivian Smith “This Generation will be known for its under appreciation of black women.” A close friend of mine recently tweeted this and it really struck a nerve with me and also created a moment of realization for me and that is one of my main reasons for wanting to write this. Society has […]

The post Not All Black Girls… appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Kiara Morgan I want to bring this out in the open because I’m tired of people making comments about my hair and black women’s hair in general. When I was younger, it used to be all about making your hair as silky as possible. Black boys in high school had no problem pointing out […]

The post Whether Straightened Or Natural, I’m Still The Same Woman appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Kymberli Moore I’m carrying the ancestors in my spirit right now. I’m feeling for the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. I reflect on her words, her passion, her legend. Here we are, a week after the release of the much anticipated trailer for the “Nina” biopic and the backlash or the blackface for […]

The post Polarizing our Black Gold and the Problem With Zoe appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By: Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah The Confederate Flag should not be flown or displayed. This conclusion is not a new one, but it is one that many Americans have come to in the wake of an act of terrorism. Nine people lost their lives as the result of the hatred of a terrorist who entered the Emmanuel […]

The post The Confederate Flag Needs To Go appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By Ewurama Appiagyei-Dankah To Members of the Black Community who insist on supporting Rachel Dolezal: Don’t. What Rachel Dolezal did was wrong. Entirely and completely wrong. Her support for the black community is wonderful, and the fact that she is so passionate about the issues facing the black community is something that I, without a […]

The post To Members of the Black Community who insist on supporting Rachel Dolezal appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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By:Alexandria Mason In just a few days day, the term “transracial” has come into play after the recent allegations of educator, activist, and Spokane chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal was found to be lying about her ethnicity. While she identifies herself as a multiracial woman of African American, White, and Native American decent, her biological […]

The post Why TransRace Doesn’t Exist appeared first on MyBlackMatters.

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Black Women, Black Women disparity, Black women economic disparity, Cross Post Now, Jennifer Marby, My Brother's Keeper, Nation, Newsletter, Opinion, President Obama, Women's History Month -

In celebration of Women’s History month, we revisit a timely and deeply personal essay by journalist Jennifer Marby outlining why equal opportunity in 21st Century America – particularly for Black women – remains a myth. Marby, who outlines her own career trajectory where she “did everything [she] was supposed to as assurance that the solidly middle-class upbringing […]

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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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