But of course you already know… the real gag is the silent majority of white women who voted their race over gender.
Serena Williams isn’t just a tennis champion and singularly great athlete; she’s been a leader in the fight for equal representation and pay in her sport. Source: The Battle for… Read more The Battle for Equality Is a WIRED Issue →
I’ve always thought it strange how Breast Cancer Awareness takes place during the same month as Domestic Violence Awareness — both in October, signified by pink and purple ribbons, respectively. Aside from the feminized color palette (pink and purple = “girly” colors), it’s also unfortunate because this timing seems to pit one vitally important women’s health issues against the other. Make no mistake about domestic violence being as much a health issue as breast cancer; up until the Affordable Care Act was passed, both were considered pre-existing conditions for which women were… Read more Women’s Health: Team Pink v. Team Purple? →
A Black Cosmetic Company Sells, Or Sells Out? : Code Switch : NPR. I remember when she started as an apothecary in Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue. It was in the early… Read more Blowing Up or Selling Out: Carol’s Daughter & Scents of Nostalgia →
I’ve not seen it yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing Justin Simien’s film, Dear White People this weekend. Nevertheless, I’m already annoyed by the media’s tone in discussing the film. I’ve already picked… Read more Dear White Interviewer →
Through this richly textured account of Angelou’s decade of wanderlust against the backdrop of mid-twentieth century Africa’s global decolonization movements, All God’s Children proved to be an indispensable companion during my sojourn year following the 9-11 attacks leading up to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
While partaking of various items in my websurfing diet I often find myself struggling not to get sucked too deeply into the veritable smorgasbord of mind-numbing, click-through slideshows. At the same time, I value and congratulate sites like Madame Noire and the constellating blogosphere within its close orbit. I like how it provides a viable platform for young black women to cultivate their voices and share opinions. So let me borrow a quote from one of the blog’s contributors when I say there’ll be no stank face over here. Anyway, having recently found myself in… Read more Being Mary Janes or Being Moral Mules? →
GOOD GRIEF! I will NEVER stop being absolutely flabbergasted by the power of EYE SHADOW in the New South. In case you haven’t noticed (in SC), a woman who goes… Read more South Carolina Politics and Racial Decorum by Anastasia of Beverly Hills →