black women

Everybody Loves Cookie, But Should They Love Lee Daniels’ Stereotypes of Black Women?

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Lee Daniels knew he had a hit on his hands after receiving the ratings from Empire’s premiere episode. Forget the fact that one of the show’s stars, Terrence Howard, isn’t always a fan of his own people, all eyes were on Taraji P. Henson’s outstanding...

Black Woman Pens Open Letter Apologizing For Judging Other Black Women

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As Black women we will be judged no matter where in this world we choose to go, so why should we judge each other? — Nancy Laws / Black Voices American black women have always been painted negatively in the U.S. media, which also influences...

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...