Black women should be able to switch their hairstyles without being accused of hating themselves. The assumption that a woman with kinky hair loves her blackness more than one with straight hair is shallow. It contradicts the pro black movement. We preach about loving each other to turn around and judge each other based on … Continue reading Black Women Can Wear Any Hairstyle They Want
Twerking is a cultural dance. Why is it often seen as demeaning? Cultures within the African diaspora have similar dances that involve pelvic gyrations. Although twerking and whining are not the same, twerking most likely was influenced by our African ancestry. Why is whining seen as a legit cultural dance while twerking is not?As influential as … Continue reading Twerking is a Cultural Dance
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?
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
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
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”
Everyday is a celebration of Black women for me. But, since April is Black Women's History Month: I'll be posting many blog posts celebrating Black women. This week's post celebrates Black fashion icons. Lil Kim- “The first rap bitch to rock Chanel,” sums it up. One of the first female rappers to … Continue reading Celebrating Black Women’s History Month: Black Fashion Icons
“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”
Bill Kapri is a self hating mumble rapper and rapist with a huge fan base. His “funny” videos and music override his disgusting words and actions. This continues the decades old pattern of straight Black men not being held accountable for their actions within the Black community. Not only is he a terrible person, he … Continue reading Black People Really Support Kodak?
In this society, women are expected to live up to a man’s standards of what a “real” woman is. As time goes on many women are defying these sexist standards. You would think that in 2019 people wouldn’t be so bothered by multifaceted women, but this is still an issue. Insecure and sexist men do … Continue reading Sexually Liberated Women Intimidate Insecure Men