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NEW MAGAZINE WANTS BLACK WOMEN TO KNOW THEY ARE ENOUGH

“Nobody cares about Black women.” Those were the words that ignited fire in the belly of Qimmah Saafir to finally go out on faith with launching her own magazine for Black women. The statement came from an industry insider who started a number of magazines in the market. A casual conversation about diversity in the magazine business led to a sobering reality. “I realized nobody else cares about this. Nobody else is going to do this for us, so why not just do it?” she says. And then the conception of Hannah magazine was born. The biannual glossy seeks to give… Continue Reading

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DON’T LET VIOLA DAVIS’ EMMY WIN FOOL YOU

Viola Davis‘ graceful acceptance speech at the 2015 Emmy Awards was a powerful moment for Black women in Hollywood. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” Davis said to a round of applause while accepting her historic award for Best Lead Actress In a Drama Series. The FIRST Black woman to do so in the Emmy’s 67-year history. For obvious reasons that’s no feat to go unnoticed. Contrary to the opinion of Wendy Williams–who said she was tired of Black “Firsts” and that people should simply be recognized as winners–it’s a big deal. It’s… Continue Reading

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OUR BLACK WOMEN IDOLS ARE HUMAN TOO

We love Sanaa Lathan. And we most certainly LOVE Serena Williams. Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous with killer bodies, the two women represent Black female excellence to the highest degree in entertainment and sports. Serena has more championship trophies than Beyoncé has Grammys. And Sanaa’s acting credits include some of the culture’s biggest blockbusters, not to mention she’s the star and executive producer of America’s No. 1 film The Perfect Guy. Though they are every woman’s idol by all accounts, both ladies got a little heat this week for decisions they’ve made that some felt were not becoming of the… Continue Reading

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WHAT IS BLACK MEN’S BEEF WITH BLACK WOMEN?

Black men have seemingly declared war on Black women, and it’s getting real. It’s no secret that the battle of the sexes is something that’s existed since Adam blamed Eve for biting that godforsaken forbidden fruit. For centuries,  men and women have been at odds over their biological and psychological differences, both legitimate and naught. For men and women of color, however, the stakes seem to be at an all-time high. Whether it’s baby mama vs. baby daddy drama or the delicate topic of dating outside one’s race, Black men and Black women just can’t seem to see to eye… Continue Reading

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SPENCER CHARLES USES BLACK WOMEN AS HIS MUSE IN ARTSY PHOTOS [EXCLUSIVE]

To photographer Spencer Charles, the Black woman’s body is a work of art. The 25-year-old uses her beauty as the canvas to his stylized photographs, which often depict women of color in their most natural state. Stretch marks, hips and all, he’s developed a knack for capturing Black women in her most raw form, often through the use of tasteful nudity. Charles has gained quite a strong following mostly from his ability to turn seemingly imperfections into masterpieces, celebrating Black women flaws and all. In December, Charles took his brand to new heights when he released a limited-supply calendar called… Continue Reading

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WHO SHARES THE REALITY BURDEN IN THE PLIGHT OF BLACK WOMEN?

The debate on Black women and how they are represented–or rather misrepresented–on reality television is one that is old and tired, yet continues to be the topic of discussion as networks continue to crank out shows that do less uplifting and more stereotyping. On any given Sunday or Monday night you’re sure to see beautiful, yet flawed women of color bickering over trivial drama, cat fighting over men and perpetuating the far too common “mean girl” persona. After nearly a decade of low-brow style reality television shows from “Flavor of Love” to “Love & Hip-Hop,” we’ve seen the plight of… Continue Reading

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WHY DO BLACK WOMEN HATE ALICIA KEYS?

When it comes to Black women in the entertainment industry, Alicia Keys appears to be the consummate role model. In addition to being one of the most successful and inspirational R&B singers in modern history–selling over 65 million albums and singles worldwide and earning 15 Grammy awards–Keys has become one of the world’s greatest philanthropists. In nearly 15 years, she has dedicated her money and time to global initiatives geared toward AIDS awareness, reducing global poverty, and relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti, among others. Her most recent song “We Are Here” even attempts to… Continue Reading