black women

White People Riot Too, But Over Pumpkins and Football

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Here’s a morning roundup of some news stories you may have missed, but need to know. A different kind of smashing pumpkins. A riot broke out in New Hampshire town after their annual Keene Pumpkin Festival. It ended with tear gas, street fires and at...

Black Women at the Front-Lines of Ferguson Protests

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It’s rarely shouted from the rooftops, but the truth is that Black women have always played pivotal roles in this nation’s Civil Rights Movements. Ida B. Wells. Mary McCleod Bethune. Ella Baker. Dorothy Height. Rosa Parks. Fannie Lou Hamer. Shirley Chisholm. These are just a...

The Unemployment Rate For Black Women Still Sucks

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According to a recent study released by the National Women’s Law Center, Black women are the only demographic that hasn’t shown an improvement in the unemployment rates. The study shows that the even though the overall unemployment rate dropped from 7.2 percent to 6.1 percent between August...

Black Men: Black Women Are Not To Blame For The “Independent Ladies” Phenomenon

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There is a crisis in the Black family, that truth cannot be denied. The only thing the Black community disagrees on is its source. There is a particular widespread belief held by Black men that the Black woman’s “independent mentality” is at fault for the...

Legal Weed: White People Get Rich, Black People Get To Stay In Prison

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Ever since Colorado and Washington  legalized marijuana, people have realized how much of a big business it actually is.  So far Colorado has brought in over $200 million in revenue, and now it’s even a bigger hotbed of tourist activity.  Just imagine the other states that...

Dear White Gay Guys: If You’re Allies Of Black Women, Prove It

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Can we talk? Really talk? Good. Because I’m so sick of the word “ally” and the expectations that come with it that I don’t know what to do. When some Black men want to get play on Twitter, they all of a sudden become feminist...