Kerry Washington Gave a Speech That Will Give You All The Feelings

Kerry Washington - one of last night's winners at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work as an ally - gave a compelling acceptance speech emphasizing the need for marginalized groups to come together across difference (an especially salient point in the wake of Patricia Arquette's unfortunate comments on women's rights). » 3/22/15 4:30pm 3/22/15 4:30pm

Study Links Obesity In African-American Women To Childhood Abuse

A study out of Boston University printedin the August issue of Pediatrics, the first to look at a significant test group of obese adult African-American women for causation, has linked severe physical or sexual child abuse to an increased risk of obesity—a connection that had been found among women in previous… » 7/04/12 2:00pm 7/04/12 2:00pm

It Looks Like Girls Is Going to Have a Black Character After All

People have been talking 'til they're blue in the face about how HBO's Girls is so white, but it turns out we spoke too soon: there are going to be characters of all different races—and some of them aren't even 100 percent stereotypical. A tipster sent along this casting notice which proves the show has plans to… » 4/26/12 11:55pm 4/26/12 11:55pm

KKK Tries to Recruit Idaho's Only Black Female Legislator

Democratic representative Cherie Buckner-Webb is the only black elected official in the state of Idaho, and so when a hand-addressed envelope containing an application for Ku Klux Klan membership arrived at her house, she was understandably annoyed. And confused. » 4/11/12 12:00pm 4/11/12 12:00pm

How To Be Black

Struggle with the stereotype that black people have huge breasts, a huge ass, a huge cock, and/or huge lips. Discover non-black people only want to sleep with you because they think being black means you have something enormous to offer. » 1/18/11 3:10pm 1/18/11 3:10pm

Oldest African-American Woman Dies at Age 113

Shreveport, Louisiana resident Mississippi Winn, the oldest African-American woman in America, has died at age 113. She never married, which suggests she was wise long before reaching old age (LOL). » 1/15/11 11:15am 1/15/11 11:15am

At, It's A Very White Wedding

Of 684 images of wedding-related dresses at, there were about 43 African American women, a few identified as Hispanic, and none, as far as we could tell, of Asian women. » 8/02/10 6:18pm 8/02/10 6:18pm

Steve Harvey Joins Lori Gottlieb, Tells Women To Just Settle Already

Ladies, if you don't have a man, you already know it's all your fault. And if you are an African-American woman, Steve Harvey, Nightline and and host of others want you to know that goes double for you. » 4/11/10 2:55pm 4/11/10 2:55pm

Now Playing: Vintage American Fashion With A Sepia Twist

B. Vikki Vintage is a blog (and an Etsy shop) highlighting vintage images of African Americans. After the jump, a walk through fashion history. » 11/19/09 2:00pm 11/19/09 2:00pm

In GMA Test Many Black Girls Still Say White Dolls Are Prettier

Today Good Morning America recreated the 1940s experiment in which 63% of African-American children given identical white and black dolls said they'd rather play with the white doll and 44% identified more with the white doll. » 3/31/09 12:30pm 3/31/09 12:30pm