black women

Though I’m only in my twenties, I’ve survived circumstances that would devastate most. At the tender age of nine, I was diagnosed with a rare heart condition. Less than two years later, I became the recipient of a heart and kidney transplant–all before my twelfth birthday. You would think that this medical saga would end […]

  Unrepentant jewel thief Doris Payne has been arrested again. But this time, it’s not for a new theft. The 86-year-old Payne was arrested on a failure to a appear warrant for an earlier theft at Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Doris Payne, the jewel thief who’s stolen about $2 million worth […]

It started with my mom, Buddy, and later my Aunt Nettie…the two most influential women in my early life. Decades later, I still depend on women to make my life better. That’s immediately evident should you drop by the Red Velvet Cake Studio or our Reach Media offices, where 80 percent of the people who […]

In its 130-year history, the prestigious Harvard Law Review has never elected a Black woman to serve as president – until now. ImeIme Umana, a Pennsylvania native and daughter of Nigerian immigrants was elected to the post on Jan. 29 of this year. Umana, 24, was raised in the town of State College. Her late […]

Black women have become accustomed to hearing negative statistics about their finances, health and marriageability, but there is one statistic that has improved dramatically. According to recent reports, Black women are going to jail much less, while white women’s incarceration rates have skyrocketed. The Washington Post reports: The U.S. imprisonment rate has been declining for […]

Incarcerated Black women face issues of labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights. The incarceration rate for Black women is more than twice that of White women—a racial disparity that has remained even as the overall rate of incarceration has declined. Incarcerated women face a host of human and civil rights concerns, including labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights.

While Shonda Rhimes has put the world on notice that Black women can run successful TV franchises, women in television’s executive suite ranks have been few and far between with Black women fewer and farther between than anyone else. Channing Dungey’s appointment to the head of ABC Networks is one of the glass-ceiling breaking kind […]

It's nice to know that the "Daily Show" host appreciates the strength of the sistas'.

Promising studies out of Africa show that this new tool could be a game changer by 2018, but will it reach us here in the States?

NEW YORK – The sisters of Queen Sugar look like the women you already know. Rutina Wesley, who plays Nova Bordelon, looks like a pretty Barbie in person, all fine features, slim figure and gorgeous skin. Dawn Lyen Gardner who plays Charley Bordelon West, is lighter-skinned with broader features. They are dressed much like their characters would be […]

This comes after FBI director James Comey penned a letter to Congress on Friday sharing that additional emails found on the personal server need to be reviewed.

The plaintiffs are seeking $5 million in damages with one woman claiming she was forced to wear a wig after applying Optimum Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye Relaxer.