Women Responsible for All Job Gains Among Black People Last Month

Last month, the unemployment rate among black people fell more than half a percentage point, entirely thanks to job market gains by black women. There are a few bad joke conclusions to draw from this — first, we could Jack Welch it by saying that the black women became employed in large numbers as a deliberate,… » 10/11/12 11:10am 10/11/12 11:10am

Another Natural-Haired Woman Gets The TSA Special

"My hair is called an Afro," says Isis Brantley in the video above. The Dallas hairdresser hasn't cut her hair since she was 12 years old. She says it was that hair that led her to be chased down by a TSA guard and subjected to an extra patdown. The TSA claims she left before the full inspection was completed. » 9/22/11 10:30am 9/22/11 10:30am

Rosa Parks' Institute Upset At Attempted Rape Revelation

The publication of parts of Rosa Parks' archive, specifically a letter in which she describes an attempted rape by her employer, has angered members of the Institute she founded. Parks wrote of the encounter, "I was trapped and helpless. I was hurt and sickened through with anger and disgust." (Previously it was… » 8/04/11 6:42pm 8/04/11 6:42pm

Michelle Obama: The Best Black Female Role Model Since Claire Huxtable?

Michelle Obama: What's not to love? She's smart, accomplished, funny, a great mother and a snazzy dresser. But as Newsweek » 11/03/08 5:00pm 11/03/08 5:00pm's Allison Samuels , compared to other black women in the media, there's something about Michelle Obama. For instance: Why don't we see Michelle snappin' her neck and waggin' her finger when…

Is There Such A Thing As A Black Female 'Voice'?

Essence magazine has announced plans to re-launch Essence.com and make it a daily destination for African-American women 18 to 49 years old. Two media units of Time Warner are teaming up with the 38-year-old magazine: Warner Brothers Television Group (Extra) and Telepictures Productions (The Tyra Banks Show). The… » 4/22/08 12:30pm 4/22/08 12:30pm