black women

Forget What White Feminists Are Talking About, We Need To Focus On Black Women Earning 60 Cents For Every White Male Dollar

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60 cents. How many times have you heard that figure come out of the mouth of a white female proponent of equal pay? We’re guessing none. But we know you’ve heard the number 79, the figure that’s become the arc of the equal pay movement and...

Black Women Are Done Supporting Black Men Who Don’t Protect Us

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“Why do Black men refuse to implicate other Black men in their wrongdoings?” This is a question I asked my male peers– lovers, friends, family members– countless times. The answer remained elusive, shrouded in a diaphanous film of deceit. No man would ever tell me,...

Drake: “The Hardest Job In The World Is Being A Black Woman”

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“The hardest job in America is being a black woman.” Photos of Drake rocking a pro-black women slogan t-shirts have conveniently resurfaced on the Internet as discussions reignite after Jesse Williams’ powerful BET Awards speech, about what role black men should be playing when it comes...

Black Women Are Now The Most Educated Group In The US

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According to reports by the National Center for Education Statistics, black women are now the most educated group in the United States. By both race and gender there is a higher percentage of black women (9.7 percent) enrolled in college than any other group including...

‘I Would Never Date a Black Girl’ Explores Why Some Black Men Diss Black Women

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After hearing a disturbing amount of Black men say they wouldn’t go out with Black women, Pace University student Briana Browne decided to explore the topic on camera. In “I Would Never Date a Black Woman,” Browne’s subjects discuss why it’s insulting, hurtful, and just plain...

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...