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Is Lupita’s ‘Teeny Weeny Afro’ Changing the View of Beauty?

Is Lupita’s ‘Teeny Weeny Afro’ Changing the View of Beauty?

GQ-Men-Year-PartyA group of 20 nine and 10-year-old African-American girls at Chicago’s Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts agreed that a woman with short, kinky hair wasn’t beautiful – until Ladon Brumfield, the director of a project empowering young girls, passed around a photo of Lupita Nyong’o.

The girls fell silent. And then again, their answer was unanimous but completely different from their original…

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Teen Girls Get Exploited Because They’re Teens, Not Because They Secretly Want It
When R. Kelly’s history as a sexual predator reemerged this month the outrage that followed had a…View Post

Teen Girls Get Exploited Because They’re Teens, Not Because They Secretly Want It

When R. Kelly’s history as a sexual predator reemerged this month the outrage that followed had a…

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The Price of PerfectionI had finally formed an answer to the tell-me-your-weaknesses interview question. It was a trait…View Post

The Price of Perfection

I had finally formed an answer to the tell-me-your-weaknesses interview question. It was a trait…

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I’m Fed Up With the Appropriation of Black Women’s BodiesI am pissed beyond recognition.
“Progressive” white women, you need to quit. This thing that you…View Post

I’m Fed Up With the Appropriation of Black Women’s Bodies

I am pissed beyond recognition.

“Progressive” white women, you need to quit. This thing that you…

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Why Little Black Girls Still Need Disney PrincessesMy copy of “Stan Lee’s How to Draw Marvel Comics” on VHS still lives somewhere in my parents’…View Post

Why Little Black Girls Still Need Disney Princesses

My copy of “Stan Lee’s How to Draw Marvel Comics” on VHS still lives somewhere in my parents’…

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New UN Women Campaign Shows the Sad Thoughts People Still Think of Women
UN Women has launched a campaign to put gender inequality in visual perspective. The project…View Post

New UN Women Campaign Shows the Sad Thoughts People Still Think of Women

UN Women has launched a campaign to put gender inequality in visual perspective. The project…

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Fusion: Maybe People Should Actually Wait For The Launch Of A Network Before Complaining About It?
Truth be told, I hadn’t heard of the Fusion Network, ABC News and Univision’s new network aimed at…View Post

Fusion: Maybe People Should Actually Wait For The Launch Of A Network Before Complaining About It?

Truth be told, I hadn’t heard of the Fusion Network, ABC News and Univision’s new network aimed at…

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Survey Finds What We Already Know: TV, Music Videos, Social Media Paint Black Women In A Negative Light
Essence Magazine recently did a survey on the images of black women in media and the results…View Post

Survey Finds What We Already Know: TV, Music Videos, Social Media Paint Black Women In A Negative Light

Essence Magazine recently did a survey on the images of black women in media and the results…

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Weighing In: Do Black Women Need to Leave the UK to Be Successful?Although we’ve known it for a long time, it feels like everyone else is just now getting it.  There…View Post

Weighing In: Do Black Women Need to Leave the UK to Be Successful?

Although we’ve known it for a long time, it feels like everyone else is just now getting it.  There…

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People In Stores Always Think I’m A Thief Because I Look Black And I Am Fed Up With This Racist CrapI remember being in high school and having a white adult explain to me that “ageism” was the reason…View Post

People In Stores Always Think I’m A Thief Because I Look Black And I Am Fed Up With This Racist Crap

I remember being in high school and having a white adult explain to me that “ageism” was the reason…

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