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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….

Preparing To Become A Wife – 10 Tips For Single Women

Preparing To Become A Wife – 10 Tips For Single Women

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    By Tanika Jones Many women dream of that special day. You know the one, where all of the attention is on her in that gorgeous white dress. The flowers, the decorations, the fancy cars and let’s not forget, her Prince Charming. Most women have an idea of what age they will be when Mr. Right asks her to spend the rest of her life with him. She has…

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…

Madam Prezident: Why Do You Hate Me For Having a Perm?

Madam Prezident: Why Do You Hate Me For Having a Perm?

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    I’m so tired of the Natural Hair fiasco! Women who have decided to go natural don’t deserve a prize! There are a couple misconceptions to going natural that people don’t know about. 1)      Natural hair maintenance requires the same timely attention as permed hair. Any woman who cares about her appearance spends time nurturing her look; No matter the look. A woman can sit in the chair of her…

The History of Black Hair

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I was randomly surfing the internet and I came across this great article written by Michelle of naturallycurly.com. She took “A Look Back at the Black Hair Story”. It was so interesting to read a timeline of the struggle and love-hate relationship we have had with our hair over the centuries.   Whether it’s activist Angela Davis’s Afro or hip-hop diva Lil’ Kim’s “weave of the week,” black hair has…

Finally: TV One Sheds Light On The “Black and Missing” In New Series

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By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World Many people in Black America have expressed anger, shock, frustration and disappointment for the lack of coverage for missing Black people in America. While it seems that every missing white woman and child is plastered across newspapers and TV screens, often, black women and children disappear without a trace, with no one but their families being aware that they’re gone — until it’s…

African-American Actresses Speak Out On the Lack of Good Roles

African-American Actresses Speak Out On the Lack of Good Roles

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    Comedian/actress Kim Wayans is all smiles as she basks in the glow of her first dramatic role in the new film Pariah but she still has to pause and ponder when asked what role in film she wished she’d had the chance to portray in the past few years.  After a few minutes of thought, she shakes her head and asks, “What have we had?’’ Wayans’s not-so-shocking response…

YouTube Video ‘S–t Black Girls Say’ Goes Viral

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A New York director’s video poking fun at black women has bcome a YouTube sensation – and made many female viewers angry about the skit. Elijah Griffin’s “S–t Black Girls Say” starring a black comedian in drag is only two weeks old and has already clocked more than one million views. On Facebook and Twitter pages black women are debating whether the farce is funny, flippant, or both. “When your…

The U.S Military wants black women | Madam Prezident

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A new study by the Pew Research Center found that of the 167,000 women in the U.S. combined forces, 31% are black. When white women make up just 53% of the women in the military, but represent 78% of the general female population, that percentage is huge. According to Madam Noire, Beth J. Asch, a senior economist and defense manpower specialist at the Rand Corporation, suggested in a New York…

Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of Life

Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of Life

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    TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) — Obese black women have a better weight-related quality of life than white women with the same weight, according to a new U.S. study. The researchers found that black women are more likely to be concerned about possible physical limitations caused by overweight and obesity, rather than the potential psychological consequences. via Your Black Woman: Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of…

Natural Hair Becoming More Popular for African American Women

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Recent survey data is showing that the number of black women sporting natural hair has increased substantially in recent years. “Natural hair has been a movement for several years. What we’re seeing now is a confirmation that this is a lifestyle that is very important to a lot of women,” says Cyntelia Abrams, marketing coordinator for Design Essentials, a company that commissioned a study on the topic. The number of…

Your Black Woman: You Won’t Get Tired of Being Dogged — Until YOU Get Tired of Being a ‘Bitch’

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By: Nojma Muhammad, Your Black Woman Oftentimes, I read or I hear some Black Women say that “All Black Men are Dogs”. Well if you subscribe to this theory, then who is giving BIRTH to these so called dogs? If you call yourself a B then your ONLY OPTION is a dog. If you are the so called baddest b**** then your ONLY OPTION is the worst dog. As women…

sgt teresa king suspended by the US Army

Army Suspends It’s First Female Drill Sergeant Leader

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The United States Army has suspended Sgt. Maj. Teresa King, the first woman to ever lead its drill sergeant school.  The suspension is pending the investigation of a private personal matter.  A spokesman for the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, Harvey Perritt, says he cannot tell the public why King was suspended. Click to read More on YourBlackWoman.com            

Study Shows 60% of Black Females Have  Been Sexually Abused By The Time They Turn 18

Study Shows 60% of Black Females Have Been Sexually Abused By The Time They Turn 18

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    Sixty percent of Black women in an ongoing study reported they had been sexually assaulted by a Black man before they turned 18, according researchers at Black Women’s Blueprint. Nationally, more than 300 women were surveyed in the study, and the organization hopes to survey a total of 700 women by March 2012. The group will announce its full findings at that time. According to Farah Tanis, co-Founder…

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

Yvette Carnell: The Case for Allowing Fathers to Opt Out of Paying Child Support

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    by Yvette Carnell, Your Black World Up at Black Like Moi, the question being asked is, if a woman can choose to abort a child, can a man choose not to pay child support? Or to put it less bluntly, if having a child is a woman’s choice, is it still a man’s responsibility? I’m sorry ladies, but this issue warrants a good airing out. For my part,…