Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe Opens Up About Finally Loving Her Body

by Danielle Pointdujour

From the outside looking in you might  think that Gabourey Sidibe had not a care in the world.  However, for the 33-year-old Empire star, her health... Read More

Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse

Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse

by Jazz Keyes

I sat in the back of a predominantly African-American mosque nervously waiting to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speak for the first time. As... Read More

Stop Using God to Terrify and Punish Black Children

Stop Using God to Terrify and Punish Black Children

by Jazz Keyes

By happenstance, I found myself in a rather peculiar position. I could feel her little hands shaking. I kneeled down, stared my distressed child... Read More

Half Marathon Brings Out the Girl Power, Glitter and #BlackGirlMagic

Half Marathon Brings Out the Girl Power, Glitter and #BlackGirlMagic

by Nina Hemphill Reeder

Though it was dark outside at 5:00am on Sunday morning, I could just make out a light coating of glitter on the ground leading... Read More

#ADayWithoutABlackPerson

A Silent War: The Battle Between Black Women and Fibroids

by Tomika Anderson

Nicci Morris was a newlywed when she discovered mysterious masses lurking inside her body 12 years ago. The then-Cincinnati-based writer and editor and her... Read More

And It Won’t Stop: Why It’s Not Okay For Chris Brown to Bully His Ex

And It Won’t Stop: Why It’s Not Okay For Chris Brown to Bully His Ex

by S. Tia Brown, LMSW

A lot of women fantasize about having a man kind of obsessed with them. All the attention seems sexy. The aggression is alluring. And the... Read More

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

by Aysha Ives, M.S.

Stephanie Covington Armstrong was taking care of loved ones and handling her business when the emotional scars of childhood sexual abuse began to surface.... Read More

Activist Jedidiah Brown Determined to Keep Fighting After Suicide Attempt

Activist Jedidiah Brown Determined to Keep Fighting After Suicide Attempt

by Alexander Hardy

Tuesday afternoon, a day after an apparent suicide attempt that shut down Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive for an hour and a half, activist Jedidiah... Read More

Getting Serious About African-Americans and Heart Health

Getting Serious About African-Americans and Heart Health

by LaShieka Hunter

February is Heart Month, so we caught up with William A. Cooper, M.D., Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at WellStar Health Systems in Marietta,... Read More

#KnowYourStatus: ‘Insecure’ Star Jay Ellis on Black HIV Awareness

#KnowYourStatus: ‘Insecure’ Star Jay Ellis on Black HIV Awareness

by Sylvia Snowden

Sure, he left Issa (and that Best Buy t-shirt) hanging on HBO’s smash hit Insecure. In real life, though, actor Jay Ellis is a... Read More