Seeking Arrangement: Doing More Than "Stripping" To Pay Tuition

The pursuit of a higher education is no easy task. Truth be told, many students face many challenges. With finances or the lack thereof being number...

Baby Mama Drama: Mathew Knowles’ ex-Mistress & Their Son Move into...

For those of you who’ve been living under a rock (or with more productive and pressing things to think about), here's a summary of...

Wait, a Racist White Person is Allowed to Work at Essence...

Years ago when Essence came under fire for hiring a white woman as the creative fashion director for the iconic Black women's magazine, I...

‘Reflections Unheard’: Black Women, Civil Rights, & Feminism

This past spring, I had the pleasure of attending a screening of the feature-length documentary Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights, directed by up-and-coming...

Man Uses Bible to Threaten Woman with Rape at Gay Pride...

Yes, you read that right: A man used the Bible to threaten a woman with rape at a Gay Pride Parade in Michigan. I realize...

Marriage Equality Will Not Infringe on Your Right to Be a...

I hate to tell you this, but I don't think "God" really cares if gay people got married. Why? Because I don't see him...

Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Forced to be Kept on Life Support...

The husband and relatives of a Texas woman is fighting the state to have her taken off life support. Texas law doesn't allow any...

Gabby Douglass, London Olympics, & Hair Politics

I write this journal entry particularly to the black women who thought Gabby Douglas' hair was inappropriate or "unkempt." While the rest of the U.S....

Sugar Daddies and the Secret Lives of Black Sugar Babies

When conjuring up an image of what the quintessential companion of a wealthy Sugar Daddy looks like, as dictated by popular culture, perhaps visions...

Woman Arrested for DUI Stripped Naked and Left in Cell

I've never had a DUI, and I seriously doubt whether I ever will considering that I'm legally blind and no longer allowed to drive....

The Sunday Morning Sex Blog [Relationship Challenges]

I am playing the game I suppose,out of habitslearned long ago,but I have been in these watersfar longer thaneven my tired eyes could tell...

Black Male Oedipus Complex

I don't know if it's just me, but Kanye West's song brings up memories of me dating black men who never stopped dating their...

The Saturday Sex Blog: Feminism, Pornographies, & Censorship

Feminism and Pornography Since the 1980s feminism has grown conflicted about the importance of pornography as an issue, about strategies and tactics to deal with...

Bill O’Reilly is Gone, but the Bigots at Fox News Still...

Years ago, I watched Fox News almost every night. Bill O'Reilly's show, O'Reilly Factor, was my favorite. Truthfully, for me, the entire Fox News...

Maya Angelou: Home Going and Transitioning To Greatness

  As I with many of you watched the home going services for the indomitable and undeniably phenomenal, phenomenal woman Dr. Maya Angelou, I am struck...