Women

Should Little Girls Be Twerking With a Grown Man Giving Instructions?

The culture of New Orleans has two faces. One is an elegant blend of french and southern style living. Where you can find amazing food and there’s always a Beignet, Daiquiri and a good celebration. But then there is the not-so-favorable side of the culture of black New Orleans, which is very different from the branded “New Orleans” experience that ...

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She’s the Reason Nelson Mandela was Freed: 8 Things you May Not Know About Winnie Mandela

Behind every great legendary man, there is a great woman. For Nelson Mandela, that woman was Nomzamo “Winnie” Zanyiwe Madikizela. While he was incarcerated it was Winnie who supported his legacy and championed his cause. It was Winnie’s strength, courage and loyalty that ultimately contributed to the release of Nelson Mandela after 27 years of imprisonment. But who how much ...

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One black woman says that black women are argumentative, loud and rude

  by Tiara Kj Williams When it comes to the image of the black woman, everyone has an opinion. When inserting “The Black Woman” in a Google search, millions of articles, videos and pictures appeared. The perspectives are diverse, some uplift and celebrate the black woman, while other do not. In some videos, you can learn about the accomplishments of ...

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Muhammad Ali’s First Attorney Was Murdered at the Age of 35

By Yolanda Spivey Alberta O. Jones was the first female prosecutor in Jefferson County, Kentucky and she was also Muhammad Ali’s first attorney. Born in 1930, Jones was one of the first African American women to pass the Kentucky State bar.  In 1965, after opening her own successful practice, she was appointed to be a prosecutor in Louisville Domestic Relations ...

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Dr King’s Daughter Wants Nothing to do with Her Brothers

By April Taylor News recently broke of Martin Luther King’s sons, Dexter King and Martin Luther King III, wanting to sell King’s Nobel Peace Prize as well as his traveling Bible which was used by President Barack Obama at his swearing in ceremony.  The two have legal control of King’s estate and filed a complaint in Atlanta with Fulton County ...

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Gabourey Sidibe Beatdown by LGBT Community for Accidental Slur

Actress Gabourey Sidibe was heard repeatedly using the transphobic slur “tranny” while she was discussing her life in New Orleans on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” She used the slur word no less than five times in just under one minute. Sidibe was trying to point out the mistreatment that transgender people had to endure from the police in New Orleans ...

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Op-Ed Refers to Jay-Z as a “Poor Excuse for a Husband”

by Liku Zelleke The stars and guests at the 2014 Grammy Awards were entertained by none other than Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z as they sung “Drunk in Love.” Everyone there seemed to like it: people were dancing to the steamy song and after it ended the couple were given a standing ovation. But, it seems there are some ...

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Woman Admits She Lied to Get Her Father Arrested, but He Remains in Prison

by Dr. Boyce Watkins A woman has been crusading for decades to get her father out of prison for a crime that she knows he didn’t commit.  One would expect that an admission by the victim that the allegations were bogus would be enough to sway authorities, but apparently, it’s not. Chaneya Kelly out of Baltimore Maryland, says that she ...

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Husbands Can Sue Their Wives For Not Breastfeeding in United Arab Emirates

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By Daphne R The United Arab Emirates’ Federal National Council has passed legislation requiring new mothers to breastfeed their babies until two years of age. This new ruling gives men the right to sue their wives if they don’t comply with the ruling. The National reports that there was a “marathon debate” concerning the matter, but it was decided that ...

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Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: How Single Motherhood Affects the Children

How Single Motherhood Affects the Children

By Rachel Miller-Bradshaw Conversations about the black family in the United States usually focus on the roles of single mothers and absent fathers; at times, completely ignoring the direct product of these relationships- the children. But as we move forward in our conversation, more attention should be directed to the children. No need to go into a long statistical explanation, but ...

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