Multiple Black Women Killed In Past Week: Where’s The Outrage Detroit?

To say I’m pissed off, would be an understatement. Black women are being murdered back to back in Detroit with little to no outrage. In the past week, multiple Black women have been murdered in the same area: Detroit’s east side, many near the Downtown area. These stories are alarming. So why aren’t the police … Continue reading Multiple Black Women Killed In Past Week: Where’s The Outrage Detroit?

Twitter is Obsessed with “Humbling” Black Women

Black women are berated for loving themselves and being loved by others. This misogynoir has been highlighted by social media outlets like Twitter. People unite to invalidate the confidence, looks, and praises of various Black women on a daily basis. The constant digs almost seem like a way to “humble” these women. Megan the Stallion’s … Continue reading Twitter is Obsessed with “Humbling” Black Women

Celebrating Black Women’s History Month: 30 Times Black Women Were Everything

To end Black Women's History Month, here's a list of the thirty times Black women were excellent, everything, fierce, strong, iconic- I can go on. It was hard choosing what to include in only thirty slots and this is in no particular order. Black women have been doing the damn thing for centuries. I could've … Continue reading Celebrating Black Women’s History Month: 30 Times Black Women Were Everything

Celebrating Black Women’s History Month: Black Women who embody “Carefree Black Girl”

Another post in celebration of Black Women's History Month.  The carefree Black girl movement has inspired me as a Black woman to love the many parts of myself. Black women are always viewed as one-dimensional characters. They are almost always negative stereotypes. The sapphire, the Jezebel, the mammy, etc. We are expected to be perfect … Continue reading Celebrating Black Women’s History Month: Black Women who embody “Carefree Black Girl”

The Problem With “Niggerfishing”

“Niggerfishing” is the art of white women portraying themselves as Black women or racially ambiguous women on social media. It’s like “catfishing”, which means to portray yourself as a completely different person online. White women on Instagram spray tan their skin outrageously dark, overline or inject their lips, and rock cornrows on Instagram for that … Continue reading The Problem With “Niggerfishing”