Black Woman Convinces Employer to Honor Juneteenth as a Paid Holiday -How You Can Too

Does your company honor Juneteenth as a paid holiday? If not, don’t fret- there is still something you can do! Institutions and companies across the nation are honoring Juneteenth as an officially observed and paid holiday on this day, and…

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#IRunWithMaud- 2.23 Miles For Endangered Black Men Around the World

Black men can’t catch a break. There is no level of pretending, disguise or personal adjustment that can totally dismantle their perceived threat against White America. Jogging, walking a dog, taking a stroll in a park- it doesn’t matter what…

Black People Have Been Managing Crises For Years Via Laughter, Dancing and Praise Breaks

This world has always been against us and the favor sure wasn’t always fair. For an entire era, we have huddled together down in the valley, holding each other up, wiping each other’s tears, and then emerging with a resiliency…

The Handmaid’s Tale Cuts Deeper For Black Women Because of U.S. Slavery.

The series is like a train-wreck – don’t want to look, can’t look away. It’s dark, gruesome, horrific, intriguing and let’s admit it….entertaining and at times, downright juicy. The Handmaid’s Tale, starring Elizabeth Moss, has captured the attention of millions…

Letter to the HBCU (and any College or University) Freshman Class: Follow These 3 Tips to Graduate

View this post on Instagram My prediction: Beyoncé’s Beychella Netflix performance will drive HBCU enrollment to their highest levels ever recorded within 2 years. The culture that is being pushed here is beyond amazing and will have a very tangible…

Someone Told Me Their Daughter Only Plays With Black Dolls. I Disagree

I am a black woman who was raised in a black household. (If you are wondering why I am calling myself black rather than African-American, check this post out.) Last weekend I was out with some friends and struck up…

Black Families Have Rules About Who Can Cook What On Thanksgiving

By: Kiana Keys No no, see, this is not a game. This is serious business and I know I’m not the only one that comes from a family that operates under the Robert Rules of Thanksgiving Dish Determination. It’s not…

Fresh as F**k, Hella Engaging, Meh-Like: A candid look at Season 3 of Insecure HBO

I am Loyal-Like… … like someone who will watch a whole season of a show regardless of the quality of the content within. I want to be loyal, but it is not in my nature to be a yes-woman. I…

Serena Williams is Literally Black Women at Work…Everywhere.

By: Kiana Keys Black women everywhere felt it. Watching Serena Williams in the final moments of the 2018 US Open was heartbreaking and cringe-worthy. Not because we were watching a coveted win slip through her fingers. Not because she was…

Girls, You Don’t Hit Boys! Take it from Nas and Chris Brown.

Unpopular opinion time, but it has to be said and I, Connie Troverse, am always glad to be the rabble-rouser to say it. Kelis, Rihanna, fictional Nasir’s baby-momma from Love Is, stop putting your hands on these men. DO BETTER!…