Women of Color

This photo book addresses the fetishisation of Asian women

Using mimicry to subvert the stereotypes imposed on Asian women and their bodies, XING enlists a roster of photographers to explore identity and ‘Othering’<p>Promiscuity, intensity, delicacy, and vulnerability: these are four things that 23-year-old Singapore-born, London-based photographer and, now, …

Singapore

Good Luck Getting Elected To Congress If You Are A Moderate Woman

Though it’s rising, the paltry headcount of women in Congress is particularly alarming in the current political climate.<p>As I’ve written recently, the world of venture capital isn’t the most welcoming for women. But it’s certainly not the only sector where they are woefully underrepresented: In the …

Women's News

The Hate Crime Epidemic We're Not Paying Enough Attention To

Two transgender women of color have been murdered in the past month alone. On Sunday, July 2, Ebony Morgan was fatally shot in Lynchburg, VA. Just one week before, on June 25, 17-year-old Ava Le'Ray Barrin was shot and killed in Atlanta, GA. The deaths of these women, especially so close together, …

LGBTQ

Progress for some women doesn't mean progress for all in TV

About half the U.S. population are women. But on TV, only 38 percent of major characters are women. And off camera? Worse. Every year, the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film compiles stats, and lately, when we're talking about who actually creates TV shows, 76 percent of the time …

TV

Watch: The Women of Girls Trip Share Their Uplifting Mantras

In the heavily anticipated movie <i>Girls Trip</i>, one of the stars of the movie, Regina Hall, plays Ryan Pierce, a strong black woman who’s created a …

African-American News

It has been six months since the Women’s March. How can organizers keep the momentum alive?

Janet Martin was despondent and dejected after Donald Trump was elected president. She lost faith in the country, thinking she was alone in what she believed American values to be.<p>But then came the Women’s March. On Jan. 21, Martin dragged herself to the Mall and joined millions who protested …

Activism

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals She Was A Drug Dealer When She Met Tupac

Smith stated she was “coming out of that life” when she met the late rapper, who was just beginning to get into it.<p>Jada Pinkett Smith is revealing a …

Lifestyle

Stevie Wonder Marries Tomeeka Robyn Bracy

The singer has found the sunshine of his life!<p><i>This article originally appeared on people.com.</i><p>Stevie Wonder is married!<p>The singer, 67, tied the knot …

Music

'Give It Hell:' Barack Obama Tweets Support For John McCain After Senator's Cancer Diagnosis

"Cancer doesn't know what it's up against."<p>News of Arizona Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis shocked Washington Wednesday, prompting well …

Lifestyle

Have Natural Hair? These 5 Apps Make Finding A New Stylist Easy

When you're natural, you can't just walk into any ol' blow dry bar and expect the kind of TLC that our hair needs. Even celebs like Viola Davis know that some stylists still aren't equipped to handle all types of textures. <i>Still</i>. And that makes exploration – something that's supposed to be fun — …

Hair

Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects

<i>Dr. Musimbi Kanyoro is the president and CEO of Global Fund for Women. Theo Sowa is an international advisor on women’s rights, CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund.</i><p>Canada’s unveiling last week of $241.5-million in funding for family planning programs – with 65 per cent of the money going to …

Women's News

Mary J. Blige Reveals to Tamron Hall How Making Her New Album Saved Her Life

"I had to take something so dark and nasty and turn it into something positive to save my life."<p>Tamron Hall and Mary J. Blige have an indepth …

Music

Oprah Winfrey And Mara Brock Akil Will Finally Be Working Together

A new show loosely based off the Akils love will get a run on the OWN network.<p>Get excited: Two amazing content creators, Oprah Winfrey and Mara Brock …

Lifestyle

Iman Stars in Gloria Vanderbilt's 'We Are One' Campaign Celebrating Womanhood

The icon steps in front of the camera for an uplifting campaign.<p>As one of the most revered style icons of our time, Iman never fails to align herself …

Lifestyle

Side Hustle Pro is the perfect entrepreneurship podcast

It takes a certain kind of person to risk it all and follow their startup dreams.<p>A person with a serious safety net, and access to traditional forms of funding, for one.<p>But dedicating your free time outside your day job is a more accessible way to launch the idea that could eventually become a …

Entrepreneurship

Infamous Jewelry Thief Doris Payne Can't Stop Stealing Things

Over her six-decade-long career, Payne is said to have pilfered some $2 million in stolen goods<p><i>This article originally appeared on TIME</i><p>Octogenarian …

A Woman in R. Kelly's Inner Circle Describes Sexual Coercion and Control: 'It's Like Stockholm Syndrome'

Singer R. Kelly claimed to have “raised” one of his teenage sexual conscripts since the age of “14 or 15,” according to a sometime member of his …

African-American News

The alt-right weaponisation of the 'friend zone'

The "friend zone" is a term that's been bandied around in conversations about unrequited crushes and unreciprocated overtures for many a year. But, most recently, the term has been introduced into the alt-right lexicon and appropriated as an insult synonymous with male weakness.<p>Venture down the …

Women's News

Bernie Sanders’ Black Women Problem

<i>Disclaimer: I do not hate Bernie Sanders. He does not owe me money. It’s really not that deep to me, fam. That white man means a whole lot more to</i> …

Bernie Sanders

This Wax Figure of Beyoncé Is A Major Fail

Once again, Madame Tussaud's fails to replicate the undeniable beauty of our Queen Bey.<p>Madame Tussaud's life-like wax figures are always a hit or …

Beyoncé Doesn’t Need Your Permission to Celebrate Her Babies

The backlash to the superstar’s recent photo shoot ushers in a much-needed conversation about the contempt America has for Black motherhood.<p>From dropping a secret album and quenching our thirst with <i>Lemonade</i> to shocking us with the best pregnancy announcement in the history of announcements, Queen …

'Ain't I A Woman' March Highlights The Need For Black Women's Voices Now

Organizers created the event to fill a void they felt was left by January's Women's March.<p>More than 1,500 people gathered on Saturday to participate in a black women’s rights march in Sacramento.<p>The march was organized by Black Women United, a non-profit organization “dedicated to the education, …

Women's News

Women of Color Are Blazing New Paths on Old Trails

In a personal essay for Vox, Amanda Machado considers what it means to be a Latinx who loves to hike. When she shows up at an aunt’s house in Quito, …

Long-form Journalism

'Doctor Who' And The Sheer Power Of Women-Led Sci-Fi Franchises

Fantasy and sci-fi promise limitless imagination. A litany of white, male franchise leads do not.<p>After 12 versions of a male-centric “Doctor Who,” BBC delivered some franchise-defying news this week: The show’s 13th leading Time Lord is a woman.<p>The response to Jodie Whittaker’s casting has been …

Women's News

Single, Taken? Romeo Miller Dishes On His Relationship Status

Jul, 20, 2017<p>The heir to the No Limit throne gives us the details on his ideal woman.<p>Read More<p>Filed under: Videos<p>Latest News<p>Oprah Winfrey And Mara …

Lifestyle

Wigs, Welfare Checks And Genuine Friendships: Regina Hall Had Us Laughing To Tears

Ahead of the release of 'Girls Trip' the actress talked to us about her early career, failures and girl clique.<p>The brilliance of Regina Hall is how …

Lifestyle

15 Sweet Photos Of Steve Harvey's Stepdaughter Lori Harvey And Her Fiancé Memphis Depay

Young lovers Lori Harvey and her fiancé, Dutch soccer star Memphis Depay, are super cute.<p>Be Mine<p>In June, the 23-year-old soccer phenom got down on …

Soccer

When We Fail To Hold R. Kelly Accountable, We Fail Black Girls

The artist is capitalizing on our collective disregard for black girlhood.<p>To date, the world is powerless before R. Kelly.<p>The embattled R&B superstar is known just as well for being accused of sexually assaulting underage girls as he is for any song he’s produced. Yet, still, he is booked to …

R. Kelly

Is Not Having Kids the Answer to Climate Change?

Social media was set alight last week after writer Jill Filipovic tweeted an article about over-population and climate change, saying, “Having children is one of the worst things you can do for the planet. Have one less and conserve resources.”<p>Critics immediately pointed out that coercing women not …

Climate

Why The Rise Of Black Women Critics Is So Important

Let's change the conversation<p><i>Wonder Woman</i>. <i>Pitch Perfect 2</i>. <i>The Beguiled</i>. What do all these films have in common? They all feature predominantly female casts. They were all directed by women. And they all recently came under fire for being examples of white feminism, wherein white women are …

Feminism