“We are not post-racial—at all,” White House correspondent April Ryan told an Essence Festival audience during a panel last Saturday. “But when you dig into the weeds ... it’s beyond race; it’s now going down to the black woman. It’s a deliberate attack on the black woman.”
A month ago at work, a white man physically threatened me. He wanted to know my name so he could report me, so he came close to me and followed me into my work building and repeated his request. His goal was to intimidate, because maybe I intimidated him.
Nigga, you? (In Nas’ “Ether” voice.)
My first job, about a decade ago in Harlem, was interning at a shelter for domestic violence survivors. Most were lower-income black and Latina women. A colleague and I would organize these makeshift financial sessions, giving these women overviews about how to build credit, manage debt, apply for housing vouchers and…
Actor and comedian Terry Crews, the most visible male member of the #MeToo movement, shared some very real talk at last week’s Women in the World Summit 2018 in New York City. Speaking on toxic masculinity, Crews declared that “masculinity can be a cult.” He went on to stunningly compare misogyny to chattel slavery,…
Since Cheeto Grease the Tyrant fumblingly assumed office thanks to the Assorted Colonizer Coalition of America at the conclusion of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, something interesting has happened:
Editor’s note: Multiple spoilers ahead.
The United States isn’t the only country with a bad case of “blackface.”
In a show of just how far the Super Bowl halftime show has sunk, Justin Timberlake—who hasn’t had an album out in four years—will reportedly be this year’s headliner, once again showing that he will sing black, sound black and get produced by black folks, but when it comes to taking a stand for his “hip” brethren and…
For once ... I’d like to be wrong. For once, I’d like white feminists to not be so damn predictable.
It’s no secret that black women are caught in the crosshairs of violence—not just when encountering the police but also in our own communities and homes. But how often do we really talk about it?
R&B singer and actor Tyrese Gibson got everyone riled up last week when he decided to air his views about women he referred to as “hos and skeezers.”
This nuh. Former pro-baller Gilbert Arenas recently spewed his hateful ignorance all over Instagram and was summarily (and rightly) dragged for it.
French Montana, who by all means could be considered a horrible rapper who has a fondness for appropriation and dating culture-vulture white women, apparently spends time on Twitter searching for his name. Because how else would he come across this tweet:
On Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly broke the news that troubled singer Chris Brown will be guest-starring on this week’s episode of ABC’s hit show Black-ish. This casting decision raises important questions about black entertainment, mental health and the blind eye we turn to violence against women.
Did they use us just to lose us?
I spend a great deal of my day trying to figure out what to write about for my next story. Luckily for me, there's rarely a day that passes without a hot-button issue being debated on one of my many social media timelines.