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Whispers of a Womanist

A Black Female Perspective…

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Cultural Controversy

Discussion of controversial topics within Race and Gender.

Girl, They Do Not Really Care About You: The Role of The Contemporary Black Female Body

Feminism is perhaps the biggest villain to black female intersectionality. Seducing the black female body to place gender before race, feminism thwarts the essential unity between females of the black collective to foment the initiatives of “all” women, and by... Continue Reading →

Where are the Black Women? Blackness and Black Female Portrayal

A friend recently informed me about Greenleaf, a show on Oprah Winfrey’s channel OWN that features a predominately black cast. I tuned to the channel excitedly, only to be disappointed to see a pattern consistent with black female representation--a racially... Continue Reading →

How Black are Black Businesses?

Supporting black businesses is a cherished pastime of most within the black conscious community. From eating at black restaurants that cook in a similar manner to your relatives, to buying hair products from someone with the same hair goals —supporting... Continue Reading →

Why I Won’t Date a White Man

When I first started dating my boyfriend, he took me to a wharf alongside the Belt Parkway of New York City. It was the middle of the night and the city wore an unfamiliar silence as we walked alongside one... Continue Reading →

The Contradictory Catcall for the “Natural” Black Woman

Catcalling maintains an interesting correspondence to the female experience. While not  incurred by all women, catcalling is an envied form of misogyny often falsely attributed to a woman's attractiveness. Whether declaring a woman's beauty to insulting her, catcalling is merely... Continue Reading →

Black Women, the Workplace and White Acceptance

Racism and prejudice pollute the daily existence of black people around the globe. Whether on public transportation, dining with family, at the movies or even waking down the street, racism hovers over the black American's plight through life. For the... Continue Reading →

Why are we surprised? Shock, Stagnancy and the Disregarded Black Female Body

This past Friday I awoke to an alert regarding the abundant missing black female bodies in our nation’s capital. Many speculate that these girls have become involuntary organ donors. Others suspect that these girls have been sold into the sex... Continue Reading →

What the Eyelash Ambush Says To the Black Collective

If you have ever lived in or visited a black community, you’ve seen them. They occupy numerous corners. They accumulate countless black dollars. Dry cleaners. Chinese food restaurants. Nail Salons. Beauty Supply stores. These businesses remain staples of the black... Continue Reading →

Is Assata Welcome Too?

Contemporary preoccupation with immigration proves an interesting discourse in contemplating racism. Following Trump’s Muslim ban, several of my coworkers posted flyers outside of their offices/cubicles. The flyer states that Muslims, immigrants, and refugees are welcome. Similarly, I've seen these posters in... Continue Reading →

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