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Black Girl Everything: 5 Underrated Blogs You Should Read

There is power in accurate representation. Black women are often under-and-misrepresented in traditional media, but digital platforms have provided space for women of color to counter mainstream media narratives. There are hundreds of blogs created by and for black women, but some of the best are …

Feminism

Are smarter women less likely to want children?

Satoshi Kanazawa firmly established himself as one of the most controversial evolutionary psychologists on the planet when he used research to make the case that black women are inherently less attractive than non-black women. Needless to say, this black woman did not accept those findings at face …

Butt injections on the black market are killing women

Women will go to many lengths for the sake of beauty. From hair extensions to tanning beds to hours in the bathroom applying makeup, the amount of …

Home Depot

Why do music videos portray black women as exotic sex objects?

As a music lover born in 1989, I was so excited when the digital television revolution came to our house and gave me access to limitless music videos. Just six years later, when I turned 17, I stopped watching them, sick of the misogyny and racism I was seeing.<p>In these videos, women are usually …

6 Things You Should Know When You're Talking About Rape, Black Women And Dancing

"The first thing you should know about the so-called Steubenville Rape is that this was not a rape involving intercourse."<p>The first thing you should know is it is always a mistake when you write a sentence such as this. But this is how Richard Cohen started the second paragraph of his <i>Washington …

Miley Cyrus

Oprah's Oscar Buzz and Hollywood's 'Sassy Black Lady' Problem

Winfrey in The Butler is a worthy contender for Best Supporting Actress, but a win would again show that the Academy only gives that award to one kind of black character.<p>If Oprah nabs the Oscar, she will have also won by playing sassy, but look closer and you’ll see her role rises above and …

20 of the Most Stunningly Beautiful Black Women From Around The World

Damaris Lewis has one of those faces you never forget. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the 23-year-old model has stamped her beauty on the …

Black Men Less Likely to Run in White Neighborhoods

Sociologist’s survey sought to understand racial disparity among activity levels.<p>Recent research by sociologist Rashawn Ray, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, found that black men are less likely to run outside if they live in a predominantly white neighborhood. The …

Essence: Black women still poorly depicted in media

Pop quiz: When you think of media representations of black women what comes to mind? Recognize any of these labels?<p>Angry black woman. Baby momma. Black Barbie. Gold-digger. Unhealthy fat black woman.<p>They are stereotypes that a research firm partnered with Essence Magazine uncovered in a survey of …

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InformED

The influence of parental involvement on a student’s academic success should not be underestimated. While brain power, work ethic, and even genetics …

The Best Educational Apps and Games for Kids

Children of all ages are sharpening their growing brains with technology. With the sea of apps that all claim to be "educational," though, let's …

Nutritionists' Healthiest Snack Picks for Kids

It's hard to believe, but the latest research shows that a mere 12 percent of American children are meeting the recommended servings for fruit and only 8 percent of American children are meeting the recommend servings for veggies.<p>One smart way to get kids eating more of what they need is by …

Brain and Brawn: The New Use It or Lose It

For some time we have known that exercise is necessary to maintain muscle mass. But recent research suggests that a sedentary lifestyle puts both muscle and mind at risk. It appears as if physical exercise can prevent the loss of brain volume associated with aging in sedentary populations.<p>The new …

The Brain

15-Plus Drinks A Night: Teenagers Binge At Dangerous Heights

When teenagers drink, it's all too often all out, downing five or more beers in a session. But some teenagers are drinking even more, a study finds, boosting the upper limits of binge drinking to 15 drinks or more.<p>In a poll of high school seniors, 20 percent said they'd had five or more drinks in a …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …