black women

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?...

Only 10 Black Women Have Ever Held A Statewide Elected Executive Office Position

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We talk about underrepresentation in media and entertainment all the time, but the real area we should be focused on is politics, as Black women’s presence in this arena is greatly lacking and much-needed in these racially charged times. The Higher Heights Leadership fund recently...

‘The Attack On Us Comes In A Very Different Form:’ Watch Black Women Discuss Race in America

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We’ve talked a lot about race in America this year. Between the seemingly endless police shootings that have turned so many into hashtags and the subject of protest marches, and the increasingly polarized rhetoric, we’ve engaged in far more discussions about race and racism in 2015. However, the focus has been decidedly male. Police...

Obesity Among Black Women Is On The Rise, A Study Reports

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Obesity among American adults is still rising, despite decade-long public awareness campaigns and caloric transparency on restaurant menus nationwide. Women are overtaking men in the obese category. For the past several years, experts thought the nation’s once alarming rise in obesity had leveled off but...