American Horror Story: Coven – Race & Gender

Prior to season three’s Coven, I’d never watched the American Horror Story series. I had a brief dalliance with the first season’s Murder House installment, but my interest waned,...

African-American Girl Faces Expulsion Over ‘Natural Hair’

Last Monday, Vanessa VanDyke said she was given one week to decide to whether cut and straighten her hair, or face expulsion from Faith...

The Harriet Tubman “Sex Tape”, Russell Simmons, & Black Male Misogyny

On Twitter last night, I caught wind of the latest internet fuck-up done at the expense of black history and black women. Hip-hop mogul...

Butt-Naked While Brown: Black Females, Normalcy and Taboo [NSFW]

Does Black Skin Equal Dirty? I ask that question after an exchange on the front porch (Facebook) that occurred after I posted the link to my Tumblr blog...

Mother of Gina DeJesus Forgives Ariel Castro

Ariel Castro is currently in jail pending an $8,000,000 bond for the alleged kidnapping, rape, and torture of three Cleveland women. As the sordid...

Apologize for Being Raped: How One Missouri School Protects Our Little...

This story isn't that fresh and I think I may have put it on my mental back burner on purpose because things like this...

International Women’s Day: Conflict Minerals, Rape & Healing [VIDEO]

Make no mistake, here in the US there is a political war on women being waged. As oppressive as it has been lately, let's...

‘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...

Don’t Blame Black Men for Daniel Holtzclaw

Daniel Holtzclaw is the infamous cop who did the heinous: he used his authority to rape women. Not only that, these were Black women....

Miriam Carey: White Supremacy Imposing their Hierarchy of Human Life

Editor's Note: The following post was written by a longtime reader and fellow blogger, Deb, and originally appears over at her site Let's Be...

Bree Newsome: Black Women are Heroes

Being a middle school teacher, I have a tendency to tease my male students. A lot of times, there may be some discrepancy that...

One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler’s White Feminist Low Blow

During my usual rounds on Twitter, I came across tweets that mentioned one name, Eve Ensler. I noticed that every tweet with her name...

Dear Mom & Dad: A Coming Out Story

Mom. Dad. I have something I need to tell you. For a while I've struggled with how I would break the news to you....

Mental Health: Karyn Washington Should Not Be Dead

The U.S. lapse in judgment on mental health issues have come to the forefront relentlessly over the past week or so. Let me give...

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....