There is no Honor in Killing.

A 22-year-old Afghan woman by the name of Najiba was brutally murdered in what was (by her husband’s account) a justified killing, brought on her by the “indecency” of an adulterous affair with a Taliban commander. The young woman was mercilessly shot to death in an open field surrounded by no less than 150 men, that […]

No love + No respect = The extinction of Black women.

If one were to take a look at the old music videos starring rappers such as Snoop Dogg, and then shift their eyes to the current hip hop videos, one would be able to see that the amount of African-American women starring in these videos has alarmingly dwindled down to a point, where it has […]

Domestic Workers (or Servants)

Here, halfway across the world from America, we refer to them “maids”, defined by the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary as “a woman or girl employed to do domestic work”. Also know as domestic workers, these foreigners leave their homes to work for their predominantly middle class employees abroad, taking on the roles of a live-in […]

Celebrate Loving Day

On June 12, 1967, Mildred Jeter Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, her white husband, won their landmark case at the federal level against the state of Virginia. Loving v. Virginia made anti-miscegenation laws illegal in the state of Virginia, and ultimately across the nation. Forty-five years later, nearly 3% of the United States’ […]

Black Disney?

I don’t really watch the Disney Channel anymore, but when I do, I can’t help but notice how few Black actors and actresses there are on Disney. It seems like 10-20 years ago, there were more people of color on TV than there are now. I remember watching The Famous Jett Jackson, Up Up and Away!, and […]

Acceptance and Tolerance

After a long evening of judging beautiful elegant gowns, gorgeous stylish swimsuits, and charming sophisticated interviews, the panel of judges selected the top five women for the Miss USA pageant of 2012: Jazz Wilkins of Georgia, Jade Kelsall of Nevada, Audrey Bolte of Ohio, Nana Meriwether of Maryland, and Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island. These […]