Family Secrets: Domestic Violence, Generational Abuse

As an adoptee On my own personal journey to healing, I sat down and wrote an Open Letter to My Birth Mother with the intention...

Raven Symone, Labels, & Idealism

Raven Symone does not want to be referred to as “African American” or “gay”. When I first heard these statements, they did/didn’t surprise me...

Ray Rice, Domestic Violence: The Video – Sensationalizing and Racializing a...

Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice, or rather ex-football player Ray Rice, has been let go following the release of a horrific video of him...

Women Raping Men – The Strange Truth

Whenever I think of the rape culture that permeates within this society, I think of how men help promote the lunacy. It makes me think of...

Black Women Murdered By The Police

With all the attention on Ferguson, it can be easily said that there is a war waged against our Black males. People can say that...

Cee Lo Green: The Rape Machine

Cee Lo Green has amassed plenty of fame and wealth for himself. When his career began, he was the loquacious and grounded emcee from Goodie Mobb....

Do Women Provoke Abuse? ESPN Suspends Stephen A. Smith for Domestic...

Stephen A. Smith has been suspended from ESPN as of yesterday (July 29th, 2014). He will be suspended for about a week and will return next Wednesday...

ForHarriet.com’s Founder Shouldn’t March for Eric Garner Or Anyone Else

Eric Garner and the horrific way that he died have made its rounds through the media. Whether it was Spike Lee’s rendering the video in correlation...

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...

Rape Culture in Black America

Editor's Note: Recently, Dr. Boyce Watkins made some very silly statements in one of his articles discussing rape (read it here). Rather than dissect his...

Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman of Humanity

There would many days and many ways in which I heard this poem recited. The excerpt above always stayed with me. As I became older, I...

Elliot Rodger and the Case of White Male Entitlement

Once again, this nation - well, most of it - stands in shock of another killing spree perpetrated by a young white male. We...

Thank You Dr. Maya Angelou: Respecting a Literary Heroine’s Legacy

Dr. Maya Angelou: one of the most prolific poets, activists, authors and orators of all time. She lived a full and varied life and...

Workplace Politics: Why Do Queen Bee Executives Sting?

Throughout most of history, women have been told, in both open and unspoken ways, that they were important primarily for performing the roles defined...

SNL, Leslie Jones, & A Black Woman’s Truth

I’m a black woman... and racio-misogynist trespasses and general anti-blackness are constant and relentless at times. And since social media has made the gnarled...