Actresses Lament Being Typecast in Pretty Stellar 'Royals' Parody

Tess Paras is an Asian-American actress who is tired of being cast as a white lady's nerdy or sexy sidekick. She also happens to have a little bit of musical talent kicking around. And, you know, since Royals is such a fun song to parody on account of the fact that it's got all kinds of lyrics, she and two of her… » 3/26/14 5:25pm 3/26/14 5:25pm

A Million Pink Ribbons Have Done Nothing for Black Women

Pink crap-drunk America was busy Racing For The Cure for the last 30 years, one race has been left behind in the fight against breast cancer: black women. In 2013, black women are still twice as likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts. Twice. As. Likely. That's a fucking disgrace. » 12/20/13 5:45pm 12/20/13 5:45pm

No, Black Women Aren't Bad at Diet and Exercise

For years, the problem had researchers flummoxed — why, in weight loss trials that require participants to diet and exercise, did black women have consistently less dramatic results than their white counterparts? Now, one group of researchers purports to have the answer: it's not that black women aren't trying; it's… » 12/19/13 4:40pm 12/19/13 4:40pm

University of Alabama Sororities Still Won't Rush Black Women

In a fantastic and depressing exposé, the Crimson White reports that at least four traditionally white sororities at the University of Alabama had their alumnae blatantly block two black women from pledging this year, women that current sorority members had already targeted as prime candidates who they wanted to… » 9/11/13 3:30pm 9/11/13 3:30pm

Black Women Twice as Susceptible to PTSD After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

As more women between the ages of 25 to 39 are being diagnosed with breast cancer (gaaaah), researchers are taking additional steps to address the emotional and psychological trauma involved in the diagnosis. After analyzing the interviews of over 1,100 women recently diagnosed, the Journal of the National Cancer… » 3/02/13 4:45pm 3/02/13 4:45pm

Voter ID Laws Are Actually a Sneaky Way to Silence Women of Color

Any connoisseur of 80's and 90's era kids' sports comedies knows that when the bad guys can't win, they cheat. Cobra Kai tried it, the Urbania Cowboys tried it, and everyone The Mighty Ducks ever played tried it. Now that an increasingly nonwhite population trend has threatened the electoral clout of white people,… » 10/25/12 1:50pm 10/25/12 1:50pm

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

Can These Two Black Female Rising Stars Convince America that the Tea…

Since the Tea Party made its rocky, socially awkward debut on the national stage by sending elected officials tea bags without knowing that "tea bagging" can also mean "gently resting one's ballsack upon someone's face," they've struggled to convince American voters that they're not comprised of a bunch of uncool… » 6/26/12 2:10pm 6/26/12 2:10pm

First Black Disney Princess Endorses Delicious Watermelon Candy,…

Two and a half years ago, Disney released The Princess and the Frog, its first animated feature starring a black princess. Since then, the studio has put Tiana to work shilling everything from tiny baby versions of the dress she wore in the film to bubble bath to temporary tattoos. And now, she's selling candy.… » 3/05/12 11:20am 3/05/12 11:20am

It's a Good Time to Be a Black Woman, Except on TV

The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted a nationwide survey — including over 800 interviews — from which a "complex portrait" of black women in the United States has been drawn. » 1/23/12 4:50pm 1/23/12 4:50pm

But the most interesting part of the survey was an additional poll — which is — asking, "Overall, do you think the…

Think Like A Man Is Everything That Is Wrong With The World And Will…

There are so many things wrong with the trailer — and the concept — for the movie Think Like A Man, it's hard to know where to start. Should we start with the fact that woman-beating convicted felon Chris Brown has been cast in a romantic comedy? Should we start with the fact that Steve Harvey, a comedian and not a… » 12/13/11 6:30pm 12/13/11 6:30pm

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