black women

Black Women Do Not Owe Other Non-Black People Of Color Their Voice

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Black women writers and activists are not obligated to represent, advocate for or speak for other people of color. As a 26-year-old black woman who has frequently written about racism and inequality, no argument is posed more frequently by other minorities whenever I present arguments...

In Markus Prime’s ‘B.R.U.H.’ Black Women Are Badass Superheroes

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If you follow L.A.-based artist Markus Prime on Instagram then you already know he absolutely adores Black women. Prime regularly sketches Black women of every shade and body type, kicking ass and getting loved up in some super dope, often sexy NSFW ways. A huge comic book and...

New Photo Series Illustrates How Black Women Are Shamed For Features White People Want

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We’ve seen it time and time again. Between cornrows being renamed “boxer braids,” or big butts and plump lips becoming all the rage because of a Kardashian, Black women’s features and styles are in demand….as long as they’re found on other people. While we’ve certainly written...

Should Black Women Support Marlon Wayans’ New Movie “50 Shades of Black”?

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Today Marlon Wayans’ latest parody movie 50 Shades of Black hits theaters, and while the previews for the flick look hilarious, black women aren’t finding some of the jokes the comedian has cracked off screen nearly as funny. Yesterday this clip from NBC reporter Ben Aaron began circulating...

If Black Men Could Stop Creating Memes About Black Women That’d Be Great

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Before Raven-Symoné became the bane of everyone’s existence, one of the greatest memes on the Internet was the one with Olivia saying “Dudes be like can you cook. I be like, can you build a house?” The text was short but the context ran deep...

A Message To The Sorry Brotha Who Called Black Women “The Most Masculine” He’s Dealt With

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How did you start 2016? Writing new year’s resolutions? Hitting the gym hard core? Praying and meditating more? How about increasing the divide between black men and women by making generalizations about the opposite sex based on your limited personal experience? No? Not you either?...