Women of Color

A Woman's Response to “Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People”

"I was Black. I was female. And I was out – out – by any construct wherever the power lay." - Audre Lorde<p>Two days ago Damon Young from Very Smart Brothas, published a piece entitled “Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People.” As soon as I read the title, my brain was like yes, let’s …

Feminism

A New Report Shows Black Women’s Influence at Work and on the Web

In a new report, Nielsen explores the consumer behavior of black women and finds an independently-minded demographic that has embraced digital …

Black Women

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ESSENCE Now’s “Slayed or Shade” panel discusses the controversy surrounding <i>Sports Center</i> co-anchor Jemele Hill's and her tweets about Trump's white …

Jemele Hill

Nielsen Report Shows Black Women Are Major Trendsetters Who Influence Mainstream Culture

Global performance management company Nielsen released its seventh annual Diverse Intelligence Series report today and you should definitely read it. …

Black Women

Black Women Lead The Charge At Congressional Conference

WASHINGTON — As thousands gather in the nation’s capital for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations’ Annual Legislative Conference at the Washington Convention Center, leaders say the message and motto is simple: And Still I Rise.<p>While political leaders, experts, and the ‘who’s who’ in media, …

Politics

New England Children's Booksellers Take Up Diversity, Inclusion at NEIBA Conference

In workshops, breakfasts, and banquets, children’s booksellers and authors came together earlier this week to discuss ways to increase diverse …

New England

Women in Entertainment Have Put Together a New Game Plan to End the Industry’s Rampant Sexism

The women of the entertainment industry continue to face a pretty insane amount of discrimination, and a group of them have decided not to take it …

Liberal View

Minnesota summit aims to boost black infants' survival rate

Health care providers, social workers and community members are working to address a disparity of infancy deaths between babies born to black women …

Business

Why Police Violence Against Women of Color Stays Hidden

When you hear the words “police brutality,” here are some images that come to mind:<p>An unarmed Black man being beaten or fatally wounded. Rodney King. …

Liberal View

New Survey Shows That Fewer And Fewer Black Women Believe The Democratic Party Really Cares About Them

The Congressional Black Caucus' annual conference is underway, and black women’s relationship with the Democratic Party has been a hot topic of …

Democratic Party

How digital technology is influencing the world of design

<b>(CNN) —</b> It takes a feat of design skills and technological know-how to make a ceramic vase appear as though it has been blown away by the wind and stuck in that position.<p>You may have only thought this possible on a CGI program on a computer screen, but this "blown away vase" is the real 3D deal: …

Furniture

Public university to host retreat solely for ‘Women of Color’

The University of Vermont will soon host a leadership retreat exclusively for “women of color” to participate in “self-care.”<p>The “Women of Color …

Serena Williams Talks About Race, Her Daughter and Asks For Help In An Open Letter On Reddit

Now that Serena Williams has welcomed her first child with her fiance Alexis Ohanian, she’s clearly thinking about the world their daughter, Alexis, …

Serena Williams

Great Recession Had a Major Impact on Women and Girls, Report Says

This new report explains.<p>A new report from the Institute for Women's Policy Research shows that many women in the United States are struggling in the labor market, especially young women ages 16 to 19.<p>Before the recession, the unemployment rate for all women was relatively low, at 4.5%, yet the …

Great Recession

"The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town" and "Your Black Friend"

• Home<br>• “The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town” and “Your Black Friend”<p>“The Saddest Angriest Black Girl in Town” and “Your Black Friend”<p><i>This week, I am</i> …

Comics

Mum’s 'Hats of Faith' book gives children a head start

Medeia Cohan was struggling to find a book to explain to her two-year-old son why people wear special head-coverings as an expression of their …

Jewish Culture

For Us, By Us: A Gallery Of Gorgeous Black Women Showing Off Their Fenty Faces

(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Kendo)Black Women And Fenty Glo UpsFenty has swept the nation as a makeup brand by a black …

Black Women

Straight Black Men Are the White People of Black People

It feels counterintuitive to suggest that straight black men as a whole possess any sort of privilege—particularly the type of privilege created for …

Racism

It's called the 'Pao effect' — Asian women in tech are fighting deep-rooted discrimination

SAN FRANCISCO — Sysamone Phaphon felt lucky when, after quitting her job in health care to start a tech company, she was approached by an investor at a pitch competition.<p>It was only after the investor lured her on a business trip to New York that she realized the offer to help her raise money was a …

Diversity

Asian women face heightened discrimination in Silicon Valley

USA Today front page, "Asian women fight to crack through Silicon Valley ceiling," by Jessica Guynn:<p><b>"By most measures,</b> Asians and Asian Americans are …

Diversity

New Trumpcare Bill the Absolute Worst For Women, Just Like Trump’s Entire Presidency, Really

Aaaaand, it just keeps getting worse. The fight against our Republican-led government’s insistence on undoing anything having to do with Obama must …

Health Care

Here’s What U.S. Cities Gain If Housing Is Affordable

Demonstrators protest against evictions in San Francisco in 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)This week, as part of the #RenterWeekofAction, September 18 …

Housing

Getting Black Trans Women's Needs Met: An Interview with Phoebe VanCleefe

Phoebe Elizabeth Oya VanCleefe works to give voice to the struggles and triumphs of queer and trans People of Color, and lead conversation toward change. Phoebe is a Black trans woman, trans health activist, and sex work expert/advocate. She currently provides technical assistance for Housing and …

LGBTQ

Long Hair Trend, Decoded

In the ’80s in Southern California, there was only one channel with Korean-language programming: It aired for a few hours only in the evenings. This was during that sweet spot of Korean immigration in America — a decade or so after the arrival of the first major waves but before their descendants …

Fashion

What You Should Know About One Of The Most Powerful Women In The Trump Administration

President Trump may be making his debut at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, but in many ways, this is Nikki Haley's week.<p>The U.S. ambassador to the UN has pulled her weight over the last eight months, becoming one of the most powerful women in the Trump administration. And …

United Nations

Kerry Washington Almost Cried After This Incredibly Heartfelt Speech

She's got a forever friend in this 'Scandal' co-star.<p>Forget what you've seen on ABC's <i>Scandal</i> between Olivia Pope and Mellie Grant, Kerry Washington …

Kerry Washington

There Was Nothing Funny About Sean Spicer Appearing On The Emmys Stage

Only a White man in America can be afforded the type of rebranding Sean Spicer is undergoing now.<p>On Sunday night, White House Press Secretary <b>Sean</b> …

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The Greater Washington, D.C. region has sprouted a bustling community of startups that have helped make our nation’s capital become “home of the …

Black Women

There’s nothing wrong with girls being on top – sans innuendo

Social media has erupted with concern regarding the National Department of Health’s billboard campaign for #SheConquers. By the SEXUAL AND …

Feminism

I Tried Korean Beauty Products For the First Time. They Were Not Designed For Black Women.

There were both subtle and obvious clues that these products may not really be for me.<p>In 2016, my handsome tax refund coincided with a brief existential crisis, and I turned to pricey skincare to calm my anxiety and empty my bank account. This was likely, in part, because the futility of life …

Skin Care