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Black Women and the Body Police

Black Women and the Body Police

by Ayana Byrd on December 16 2013, 7:00AM

From Rachel Jeantel, who was treated like a criminal because of her size, to Renisha McBride, who literally lost her life because she was viewed as a threat, 2013 was a challenging year for black women’s bodies.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

by Julianne Hing on May 22 2013, 12:50PM

Youth voter turnout was down in 2012, but young black women led the charge of those who did turn out to the polls.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Black CNN Camerawoman Says She's 'Not Surprised' By Peanut-Throwing at RNC

Black CNN Camerawoman Says She’s ‘Not Surprised’ By Peanut-Throwing at RNC

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2012, 12:30PM

Patricia Carroll, the CNN camerawoman who was assaulted with peanuts at the Republican National Convention says she’s not surprised.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

News Flash: Black Women Do Stuff Like Worry About Bills and Pray

News Flash: Black Women Do Stuff Like Worry About Bills and Pray

by Akiba Solomon on January 25 2012, 8:48AM

Why The Washington Post’s well-meaning, but reductive survey about black women’s lives misses the mark.

Topics: Gender

Here's How Deadly Breast Cancer is For Women of Color in the U.S. Infographic

Here’s How Deadly Breast Cancer is For Women of Color in the U.S.

by Stokely Baksh on November 1 2011, 10:00AM

The National Cancer Institute has begun a new campaign to raise breast cancer awareness among black women.

Topics: Health

Hey, Media: Don't Lecture Black Women About Marriage

Hey, Media: Don’t Lecture Black Women About Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on October 21 2011, 12:10PM

Racialicious’ Latoya Peterson on the media’s obsession with black women and marriage rates among African-Americans.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Black Women Object to TSA's Airport Hair Pat Downs

Black Women Object to TSA’s Airport Hair Pat Downs

by Jorge Rivas on August 19 2011, 12:00PM

The women say that they’re unfairly targeted for additional screening at the nation’s airports.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Students Push to Get Satoshi Kanazawa Fired in London

Students Push to Get Satoshi Kanazawa Fired in London

by Jamilah King on May 19 2011, 10:27AM

Meanwhile, angry Psychology Today readers are moving to have the evolutionary psychologist dropped for his racist research.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

Poor, Jobless, and Getting out the Vote

by Michelle Chen on August 19 2010, 9:15AM

Labor hopes to make the unemployed their own political interest group.

Topics: On Gender, Politics

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women's Dating Lives?

Why is CNN Still So Concerned With Black Women’s Dating Lives?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 17 2010, 12:17PM

This time, the culprit is the black church.

Topics: Media

Is Essence Leaving Black Women Behind?

Is Essence Leaving Black Women Behind?

by Jamilah King on July 28 2010, 3:28PM

The magazine is set to announce its new fashion editor: a white woman.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Demographics of Abortion: Race, Poverty and Choice

by Michelle Chen on May 7 2010, 9:30AM

What kind of a woman gets an abortion these days? The Guttmacher Institute has released a report that tracks abortion rates across different demographic groups. One of the most stunning findings, particularly in light of the newhealth care reform legislation,…

Topics: Health

Reading the Afro: A Hairy Issue for Publishers Weekly

by Michelle Chen on December 16 2009, 8:01AM

Publishers Weekly raised some angry eyebrows with its latest cover illustration. Apparently, for an issue devoted to African-American publishing, the designer thought readers would be amused by the image of a Black woman adorned with a surrealistic “crown” of…

Topics: Media

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