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These Young Voting Activists Are The New Black Suffragettes

By Vandana Pawa
Vashti Hinton was a college sophomore in 2013 when she first realized what it meant to fight for her right to vote as a young Black woman. On the first day of class, she learned about House Bill 589, aka North Carolina’s “monster” voter suppression…

These Gen Z "STEMinists" Are Here To Close The STEM Gender Gap

By Anika Nayak
It’s 2020, and women have the same opportunities as men. Well, in some fields. Despite the increasing prominence of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — collectively known as STEM fields — these industries have historically been…

For Young Black Women Like Me, Reproductive Health Has A Troubling History

By Ciarra Jones
During my second semester of college, my roommates found me on the floor of my dorm room, shivering and doubled over in pain. They called for an ambulance, but the EMTs refused to take me to the hospital. I made an appointment with my general…

Astronaut Jessica Watkins Is Ready To Join The Most Exclusive Club Above Earth

By Caroline Colvin
Flying jets, practicing spacewalks in 40-feet-deep pools, polishing up some Russian skills, and studying planetary geology are all in a day’s work for astronaut Jessica Watkins. Watkins, 31, graduated in January 2020 as part of the 2017 NASA…

Twitter Is Totally Shocked By Kamala Harris Leaving The 2020 Race

By Lilli Petersen
Is it too early in the 2020 cycle to play "Another One Bites The Dust"? After several weeks of dropping in the polls and rumors of a turbulent campaign, Sen. Kamala Harris of California ended her bid for the presidency. And while the political…

Planned Parenthood Clapped Back After Kanye West Confused Plan B & Abortion

By Shelby Black
Rapper Kanye West is known for many things, like his music and his fashion. But most recently, some controversial comments have taken over headlines. During an interview with Big Boy TV on Oct. 25, West received severe criticism from reproductive…

Here's How These March For Sisterhood Activists Bring Their Fights Right To You

By Madhuri Sathish
Women's rights activism has a long and rich history of marches, demonstrations, and more. Now, the nonprofit Girls Who Code is taking this activism to a completely new level — by organizing the first all-digital March For Sisterhood on Oct. 11. In…

If Someone’s Not Ready To DTR, You’ll Notice These 4 Behaviors

By Caroline Colvin
Imagine this: You've been casually seeing someone for an extended period of time, going on dates or at least "hanging out" and having sex. You get the warm fuzzies when you think about them, and you have reason to believe that they like you too, but…

This Pop Culture Professor Makes Her Living Teaching A Class On Beyoncé & Rihanna

By Caroline Colvin
You can't deny that Beyoncé and Rihanna are the gold standard of pop: endlessly talented, continuously innovative, and so damn fun to watch. You don't have to be an admiral in Rihanna's Navy or a card-carrying member of the Bey Hive to see there's…

Lamar Says He Still Respects Khloe "Deeply" In An Insta Post Of His New GF

By Tayi Sanusi
Anyone who follows Lamar Odom on Instagram has probably noticed he has a new lady in his life, personal trainer Sabrina Parr. But he's getting a ton of flack for posting a photo of Parr with a caption that some fans are saying is "disrespectful"…

These Answers On Equal Pay At The Democratic Debate Brought Up Some Major Points

By Shelby Black
Well, the July 31 Democratic debate has certainly been a wild ride. From hecklers to ill-timed jokes, the ten remaining 2020 presidential candidates have withstood a lot of drama during tonight's political showdown. However, there were still some…

Why The New 'Little Mermaid' Is So Important For Black Women Like Me

By Jessica Buck
When I heard on July 3that Halle Bailey had been cast as Ariel in Disney’s new The Little Mermaid reboot, the news shook me, to say the least. Bailey’s personality, look, singing voice, and acting ability all immediately clicked as a perfect match…

An Alabama Woman Was Arrested For Her Miscarriage, & It's A Terrible Omen

By Shelby Black
Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to the latest IRL episode of The Handmaid's Tale. On the night of Wednesday, June 26, reports surfaced that a Jefferson County grand jury in Alabama indicted a pregnant woman on a manslaughter charge for an…

It's A "Hot Girl Summer" & Here's How 10 People Are Celebrating

By Caroline Colvin
You loved uncuffing season. Now, get ready for a "hot girl summer!" The season born from 24-year-old Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion's catch phrase "real hot girl sh*t:" an umbrella term for anything a woman or femme does that's admirable, bold,…

I Couldn't Find A Nude Lipstick That Worked For My Brown Skin — So I Made My Own

By Shammara Lawrence
As a Black woman, nude lipsticks have always been a pain point for me. Since I fell in love with makeup in high school, it took me years to find a flesh-tone lip product that blended seamlessly with brown skin, much less one with a formula I truly…

Meghan Markle Had The Best Reaction To Beyoncé's Portrait Of Her

By Kelli Boyle
Celebrities: they're just like us! Case-in-point: Meghan Markle is a Beyoncé stan, and Beyoncé stans Meghan. And we stan them both. This revelation first came to light when Beyoncé posted on Instagram and her website in honor of the Duchess of…

You'll Want To Take On The World After Reading Issa Rae's Quotes About Confidence

By Jamie LeeLo
What's a girl got to do to make Issa Rae her best friend? She's hilarious, talented, down to earth, smart AF, and her teeth are so shiny I need sunglasses but it doesn't annoy me like with other celebrities. Her hit HBO series Insecure became a fast…

I Shaved Off All My Hair & I Am So Happy I Did It

By Caroline Colvin
As is the case for many black people with afros — especially in predominantly white institutions — your hair is your calling card. Having an afro made me feel trendy and truly special, because my big, kinky crown stood out in a sea of pin-straight…

This Photo Series Sheds Light on Challenges Faced By Black Sexual Assault Survivors

By Caroline Colvin
When healing from sexual assault, survivors frequently face victim-blaming and barriers to swift justice. And while movements like Time's Up and #MeToo bring more visibility to these issues, many conversations are still leaving out the realities of…

Jordyn Woods Opened Up About The Tristan Drama For The First Time Since 'Red Table Talk'

By Jamie LeeLo
Enter Jordyn Woods, stage right. Kylie Jenner's (ex?) best friend has been laying low ever since reports first broke alleging she and Khloé Kardashian's ex-boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, hooked up. The news rocked Keeping Up With The Kardashians fans…

Sorry 'Insecure' Fans, Season 4 Won't Be Here For A While

By Kristen Perrone
The best part of following a star from her humble beginnings is seeing her hit it big and reach a new level of fame. However, the downside of this progression is that whatever modest little medium kicked off someone's career is often pushed to the…

These Black Women Are Tackling Political Identity In A New Way With This Campaign

By Chelsea Stewart
Can you deny the voting power that black women have? When it comes to U.S. elections, black women have been showing up and showing out at the polls, strongly influencing major political races — from statewide elections like the 2018 gubernatorial…

What It's Like Having Chronic Migraines & A Doctor Who Doesn't Believe You

By Shammara Lawrence
Since I was 18 years old, I’ve suffered from intense migraines — debilitating pain that's usually concentrated on one side of my head. People often ask me what's it's like having chronic migraines, and let me tell you: it's downright exhausting,…

100-Plus Years After International Women's Day Began, This Equality Issue Is Still A Big Deal

By Shelby Black
International Women's Day (IWD) might have been born from a strike demanding better working conditions, but in the hundred-plus years since, it's become a worldwide revolution. On March 8, people from all across the world will celebrate this…

An Expert Breaks Down What Everyone's Getting Wrong About "Late-Term Abortion"

By Shelby Black
Since 2016, there's been a lot of talk concerning reproductive rights and health care, and not all of it has been pretty. While some people may claim to know all there is about the pro-choice movement and abortion rights, there's a lot more to…

The "Broke Black Girl" Is Helping Women Talk About Their IRL Money Issues

By Hannah Golden
If you're constantly stressed out by working a ton and still somehow feeling broke, you're not the only one — money woes are the top cause of stress in the U.S., research by the American Psychological Association shows. But one woman is by no means…

Prince Harry's Joke About His & Meghan's Baby's Paternity Is Peak Cringey Dad Joke

By Kelli Boyle
Prince Harry is already making dad jokes. Let the joy commence! The Duke and Duchess of Sussex went on an official royal visit to Morocco this week, and while there, Harry cracked the best (read: cringiest) dad joke in front of a crowd of people.…

Instagram's #ShareBlackStories Campaign Is The Perfect Ode To Black History Month

By Chelsea Stewart
Are you looking for a way to engage in Black History Month? Look no further than your favorite photo-sharing app! Instagram's new Black History Month 2019 feature includes Black art and other creations, as well as cool stickers and camera effects…

Stacey Abrams' Response To The State Of The Union Was A Huge Deal & It Shows

By Hannah Golden
Yet another metaphorical glass ceiling was broken — perhaps even demolished for good — during President Donald Trump's second State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 5. This year, all eyes were on the former Democratic nominee for the Georgia…

Normani Just Opened Up About Racism In & Out Of The Music Industry In The Realest Way

By Tara Martinez
There’s no question that Normani is truly making a name for herself as a solo artist now that Fifth Harmony has disbanded. But the path from girl group to solo star hasn’t always been easy and Normani is opening up about some of the obstacles she’s…