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Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “Dear Lupita, the letter reads. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.” One might think the previous sentiment would make anyone happy or pleased to be an African American of any shade. But the words…

Kamara Taylor: Black Women & The Fight Against Cancer

Kamara Taylor: Black Women & The Fight Against Cancer

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By: Kamara Taylor With crime being ever so rampant in minority communities, we tend to overlook the biggest threat and killer that continues to destroy homes and the family dynamic.  This terrible menace is CANCER. As Angelina Jolie has become the face of the BRCA 1 gene by removing both breasts to prevent the likelihood of cancer occurring, most African American women are the largest carriers of the triple negative…

4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating

4 Things Young Black Women Should Remember When Dating

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By: Madam Prezident   70% of African American women are unmarried. Although that’s a large amount of unmarried black folk—it’s a harsh reality. Being an African American woman currently on the dating scene, I noticed a few mistakes that we as women make when meeting someone new. These mistakes are the top 4 things that keep us single. 1)    Clingy Stop being clingy—if you are the clingy type, then stop….

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

More African-American Women Are Going Natural

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By: Madam Prezident Study finds more African American women are going natural. I believe that’s great; however I believe it’s also a trend. It’s becoming the popular thing to do today not like in the past, when a woman went natural she was identified as a more conscience sista. Now, you have a lot of natural haired women with processed minds. I believe natural hair is beautiful, embrace your natural…

Sorority Sisters of Delta Sigma Theta March To Re-enact Women’s Suffrage Movement

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By Staff Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded in 1913 by twenty-two black female collegians on the campus of Howard University. These young women wanted to promote academic excellence, sisterhood and relief for persons in need. The first public act performed by the sorority founders involved the participation in the Women’s Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. that same year. On the day of the march, violence erupted after the parade…

The film titled "Cover" highlights brothers on the "down-low," but is its purpose to inform black women or to scare them?

Film Highlights Brothers On the “Down-Low”: What’s Its Purpose?

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“Cover” is a film that gives you a look into a subculture that frightens many African-American women. Valerie Maas (Aunjanue Ellis) and her husband Dutch (Raz Adoti) decide to move their family from Atlanta to Philadelphia so that Dutch may advance in his career as a clinical therapist. Everything seems to be going well as they begin to move up the social ladder of Philadelphia and become members of the…

Mother-Daughter Fitness Duo Release Workout Video For Black Women

Mother-Daughter Fitness Duo Release Workout Video For Black Women

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An Atlanta-based mother and daughter fitness team, Ellen and Lana Ector, turned their group exercise classes into a video that women can use to exercise at home called “Black Girls Workout Too.” Ellen and Lana are the owners of Gymnetics Fitness, a private Atlanta studio that offers a variety of workout routines to all. But the mother-daughter team are trying to specifically help black women get into shape. The women…

Erika Nicole Kendall: Black Women Want to Be Overweight? I’m Confused

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Erika Nicole Kendall speaks to Alice Randall’s recent piece in which Randall argues that African American women are choosing to be fat.   She says that there are multiple perceptions of black female identity, and that Randall’s viewpoint is just one of them.   Alice Randall’s recent op-ed confused me. I couldn’t quite tell if the estimated 4 percent of the population that is black, female and overweight is to blame for…

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

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Atlanta is in the midst of a crisis because the rate in which African-American women in the city are being infected with HIV is now being compared to some third world countries. Studies have shown that black women now make up 60 percent of newly reported HIV cases. The CDC has reported that 1 of every 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 11 Alive Atlanta…

H.I.V. Crisis Facing Black Women in Atlanta [Video]

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The AIDS rate is increasing so fast among black women in Atlanta that one local news station, 11 Alive News, is sounding the alarm. Research shows African-American women, many living in Atlanta, are being infected with HIV — so much so that the new cases are being compared to African countries, according to 11 Alive News. Data collected in 2009 from the health departments in Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett…

Studies Show African American Women Carry The Heavy Weight Of Family’s Financial Burdens

Studies Show African American Women Carry The Heavy Weight Of Family’s Financial Burdens

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    Nearly three-quarters of black women worry about not having enough money to pay their bills, according to a poll conducted by the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation, a survey The Washington Post calls “the most extensive exploration of the lives and views of African American women in decades.” The findings, which have been uncovered in a series called “Black Women In America,” took a close look at the impact…

Seven Deadliest Diseases For Blacks

Seven Deadliest Diseases For Blacks

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    It shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are several deadly diseases that strike Blacks harder and more often than they do other groups, particularly whites. What are the ones affecting us the most? And more importantly, how can we better fight back? First, here are the top seven diseases to keep in mind… • Diabetes. 60% more common in Blacks than in whites. Blacks are up to…

Mother Faces Jail Time for Booing ‘Racist’ Skit

Mother Faces Jail Time for Booing ‘Racist’ Skit

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  It’s rare that anyone would boo a children’s dance recital but that’s exactly what Jackie Carter, mother of a Kenwood Middle School girl in Arlington, VA, did when the Bowen McCauley Dance Company performed “Little Rabbit, Where’s Your Mammy?” Now, she faces up to one year in jail for her actions. Jackie first saw the performance involving a white kid and his black mammy singing and dancing to the…

Can A New Survey Explain How Black Women in America See Themselves?

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Rich or poor, educated or not, black women sometimes feel as though myths are stalking them like shadows, their lives reduced to a string of labels. The angry black woman. The strong black woman. The unfeeling black woman. The manless black woman. “Black women haven’t really defined themselves,” says author Sophia Nelson, who urges her fellow sisters to take control of their image. “We were always defined as workhorses, strong….

The Number of Missing Black Women Across the U.S. Is Astounding

The Number of Missing Black Women Across the U.S. Is Astounding

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    A renewed campaign to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched amid ongoing criticism that less attention is given to their cases by authorities and the media. According to the National Crime Information Center, nearly 40 per cent of those who have disappeared, often in suspicious circumstances, are black. However critics allege that public attention mainly focuses on white women who have vanished. According to the…