Planned Parenthood

Shonda Rhimes Joins National Board for Planned Parenthood

by Danielle Pointdujour

Each week, millions tune in to watch the intricate story lines created by Shonda Rhimes come to life on their television screens, but Rhimes... Read More

Rise Up: A Story of Faith, Fighting, Family and Healing

Rise Up: A Story of Faith, Fighting, Family and Healing

by Shanita Hubbard

“Im going to be very honest. This doesn’t look good.” “Doesn’t look good as in I can die?” I asked half shocked but fully... Read More

Mama’s Boy: There Are Some Things You Just Can’t Teach Your Son

Mama’s Boy: There Are Some Things You Just Can’t Teach Your Son

by Jazz Keyes

One of my favorite poems of all time was written by a poet named Daniel Beaty.   The title of the poem, “Knock Knock”... Read More

Karen Civil

Karen Civil on Going Vegan, Staying Fit & Living Her Best Life

by Danielle Pointdujour

From banging with Beats by Dre to jet-setting with your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, if you’re someone who wants to be in the know,... Read More

Dianne Smith

Artist Dianne Smith’s Powerful Tribute To Ntozake Shange’s Poem

by Erickka Sy Savané

If one were applying for a ‘Black woman’s card,’ familiarity with Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow... Read More

Exclusive: Brown Girl Magic Conference Seeks to Inspire

Exclusive: Brown Girl Magic Conference Seeks to Inspire

by Sylvia Snowden

If little girls are made of “sugar, spice and everything nice,” then Brown girls are definitely made of foxy, moxie and magic—lots and lots... Read More

Rhonda McCullough-Gilmore

Bernie Mac’s Widow Opens Up About How She’s Keeping His Legacy Alive Today

by Andrea V. Watson

They say behind every great man is a great woman. In the late comedian and actor Bernie Mac’s case, that great woman was his... Read More

ebony holly robinson peete

[Spirit Quest] Holly Robinson Peete Gets Real About Reality TV

by Tomika Anderson

Actress and longtime autism advocate Holly Robinson Peete has money, fame and a hit TV show, but there’s something the married mom of four... Read More

Slave Food: The Impact of Unhealthy Eating Habits on the Black Community

Slave Food: The Impact of Unhealthy Eating Habits on the Black Community

by Jazz Keyes

African-Americans are a disadvantaged population. This is not up for debate. We have less access to quality education. We are underutilized and undervalued in... Read More

Get Fit at Home with These Three Easy Workouts

Get Fit at Home with These Three Easy Workouts

by Danielle Pointdujour

We’ve all heard people say they can’t work out because they don’t have time to go to the gym or they don’t have any... Read More