Roberta's music is classic, sophisticated and utterly romantic. A delicate mix of jazz, pop, R&B, and folk sounds, she is Black History.
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This book service offers easy, affordable access to seriously under acknowledged and underappreciated authors.
‘You Don’t Have To Hug Your Uncle’: On Teaching Autonomy To Young Black Girls
The idea that children’s bodies belong to them and no one else is considered revolutionary in my family, and that’s the saddest part of all.
Serena Williams’ Open Letter ‘To All Incredible Women Who Strive For Excellence’
"Too often women are not supported enough or are discouraged from choosing their path. I hope together we can change that. For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future."
It’s World AIDS Day: You Need To Know That Black Women Account For Over 60 Percent Of New HIV Infections Among Women
Traditionally black women have always put everyone’s needs before their own and I think it’s time we discuss how we can mark World AIDS Day by starting a conversation about our health.
Embodying Our Ancestors: The Legacy of Blackness and Boricua Identity
I have always been black. The majority of my classmates and peers read me as black, and a part of me knew they weren’t wrong; but I had been conditioned to sigh, “No, I’m Puerto Rican.” My blackness was palpable before my understanding of it was.
5 Black Ass Shows To Get You Through The Thanksgiving Weekend
We’re all still reeling from the election, food comas and family dysfunction that took place over Thanksgiving. And while these feelings of sadness and memories of family craziness won’t dissipate anytime soon, I think it’s important we find some joy to get us through these tough times. Binge watch some black excellence! [Read more…]
Just ReReleased In Theatres: Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters Of The Dust’
Twenty-five years ago, Julie Dash made history by becoming the first African-American woman to direct and produce a full-length feature film that was widely distributed in theaters across the country. The New York Times called it, "A film of spellbinding visual beauty." The film was "Daughters Of The Dust."
Amber Roses’ Telling Conversation About Sexual Assault Was Even Worse Than You Thought
"[No] means no. That means fucking no. That’s it. It doesn’t matter how far I take it or what I have on, when I say no, it means no." This antiquated idea that women need to cater their lives to the male gaze should not be confusing.