black women

Congrats are in order for 21-year-old Ameena Ruffin and 18-year-od Korey Johnson. These two lovely young Black women have been named the first Black women…

Bill O’Reilly‘s comments about Beyonce‘s new “Partition” song/video suggest she is setting a bad example for Black women. “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” discuss how they…

Black women in Hollywood. This seems to be the most neverending topic in pop culture. With the rising of Lupita Nyong’o's star, several op-eds about…

First Lt. Dina Elosiebo took the motivational phrase, “reach for the stars,” to all new heights this month after making military history. After completing Initial Entry…

What better time to celebrate the many remarkable accomplishments and unsung legacies of our women sheroes than during National Women’s History Month? Taking place throughout…

Nadia Lewis and Jamila Ahmed are two students at Fresno State University in California who have made history by being the first Black women to…

Roland Martin talks with Dr. Janna Andrews and singer Kelly Price about breast cancer’s impact on Black women. White women are more likely to get a…

Essence magazine recently conducted a study where they had 1,200 Black women keep a visual journal of any instance of a well-balanced Black woman in…

Over the July 4th weekend, I was in New Orleans with about 500,000 others.  It was the Essence Music Festival, and as a 33-year-old Black…

During an interview with television personality/journalist Jacque Reid last week, civil rights activist Angela Davis announced a new campaign, “Bury the Ratchet,” aimed at improving the depictions of Black women in mainstream media. The “Bury the Ratchet” campaign specifically targets Black women who live right here in Atlanta, because of reality shows such as The […]

Atlanta is in the midst of a crisis because the rate in which African-American women in the city are being infected with HIV is now being compared to some third world countries. Studies have shown that black women now make up 60 percent of newly reported HIV cases. The CDC has reported that 1 of […]