New book, Engagement Gang, fights marriage mania

Journalist Pens Book on Sidestepping Marriage Mania

by S. Tia Brown

Joi-Marie McKenzie wanted to be a wife by the age of 30—and for several years she happily applied the “by any means necessary” approach... Read More

Young Middle-Class Black Women Feel Isolated, Study Finds

Young Middle-Class Black Women Feel Isolated, Study Finds

by Shantell E. Jamison

A new study reveals that young Black women from middle-class backgrounds feel “different” or even isolated when it comes to Black sisterhood. The report,... Read More

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If Warner Bros. Wants to Reboot ‘The Matrix’ Here’s How They Should Do It

by Britni Danielle

There’s nothing Hollywood loves more than a sure—profitable—thing, and remaking popular movies allows film studios to mine their archives for projects people already love. In... Read More

RHOA’s Sheree Whitfield Dispels ‘Strong’ Black Women and Abuse Myth

RHOA’s Sheree Whitfield Dispels ‘Strong’ Black Women and Abuse Myth

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

This season Bravo’s hit show  Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) is giving us more than salacious must-see TV. It’s actually addressing issues that justify... Read More

Why Black Men Need to be Emotionally Involved in Relationships

Why Black Men Need to be Emotionally Involved in Relationships

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

“When your daddy walked through the house he was so big he filled it up. That was my first mistake. Not to make him... Read More

[Women’s History] Olympic Champ Simone Manuel Reflects on Her Historic Win

[Women’s History] Olympic Champ Simone Manuel Reflects on Her Historic Win

by #teamEBONY

“The person that I am is probably the proudest thing that I cherish…” Everyone has a purpose, but very few will be able to... Read More

Why Is It That Women Must EARN Respect?

Why Is It That Women Must EARN Respect?

by Neffer Kerr

I recently saw a meme on Facebook that caught my attention. It read “A man should respect a woman, but a woman should give... Read More

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Editor’s Letter: Women’s Work

by Kyra Kyles

Her skin is burnished bronze. Her two-toned locks flow from under a helmet. Her legs are wrapped tightly around the flagpole on the grounds... Read More

Why Folks Aren’t Feeling Tyrese Gibson and #MyBlackQueen

Why Folks Aren’t Feeling Tyrese Gibson and #MyBlackQueen

by #TeamEBONY

Tyrese Gibson found out calling someone “#MyBlackQueen” doesn’t guarantee a royal reception. Earlier this week Gibson received a lot of backlash after unveiling his... Read More

Indie Film ‘Charlie’ Explores Relationships between Black Women

Indie Film ‘Charlie’ Explores Relationships between Black Women

by LaToya Cross

This quirky indie flick zooms in on the beautiful and complex interpersonal relationships between Black women. Read More