Tag Archives: Black women

“I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon.”

TweetBrittney Cooper has a heartbreaking and powerful piece over at Salon today about Black girls “made grown too soon” and the damage done by the cultural myth of the super-humanly strong, resilient Black woman. I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha [...]
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Some things you might want to know about black hair before you regulate how black women wear it

Tweet The United States Army is facing criticism after releasing new appearance standards that essentially ban most of the hairstyles that black women with natural hair wear. The regulations ban twists, locks, and braids thicker than one fourth of an inch.  Tweet
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Thank you Keyshia Cole for pushing back on sexist question about being “wifey material”

Tweet I’m no Keyshia Cole fan. Like any card-carrying member of the Beyhive, I gave up any hope I had for ever enjoying another Keyshia Cole track the moment she threw shade at Beyonce for “Bow Down.” (Not to mention the jabs she took at Destiny Child’s Michelle Williams during Bey’s infamous 2013 Superbowl performance.) But [...]
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Quick Hit: Young, Black and Feminist

TweetThe Root has put together a list of some awesome “young black feminists who are making a difference,” including our own Lori Adelman and Wagatwe Wanjuki. Check out it out and follow these activists! Tweet
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New play explores the experiences of black women in construction work

TweetPortland State University Assistant professor Roberta Hunte’s dissertation is the basis for My Walk Has Never Been Average, a play that reveals the stories of black women in construction. Hunte’s unique research includes the profiles of 15 black, female construction workers. One of them is Donna Hammonds, who shared her challenges working in the male-dominated [...]
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