Black Women

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Hollywood's Black Women Who Brunch Are Ready to Step Into Their Power

More than 60 members of the entertainment networking group gathered to discuss how they navigate racism and sexism for The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 issue.

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Black Women Animate Partners with Cartoon Network for Boot Camp

The group is working to get Black women in the door in the animation industry.

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Author Q&A: How Hard History and Healthy Friendships Will Save Us All

In “Zora and Me: Cursed Ground,” author T.R. Simon holds a mirror up to young Black people so that they can bear witness to their own courage, strength and magic.

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This Is a Defining Moment for Women of Color Who Survived Sexual Violence [OP-ED]

“We saw an educated White woman with financial, legal and familial support testify about being sexually assaulted, and then face the emotionally exhausting experience of being cross-examined for hours and disbelieved by many Senators. We got the message: If they won’t listen to her, it will be even worse for us.”

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How You Can Support Black Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than any other women in the United States.

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Melina Matsoukas and Lena Waithe Reunite for 'Queen & Slim'

The “Insecure” director adapts the Emmy winner’s script about a Black couple that kills a police officer in self-defense.

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Essence and Queen Latifah Unveil $20 Million Fund for Artists of Color

The Essence Creators and Makers Fund will support artists who make content for women of color.

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Black Women: We're Not Superheroes, We're Human

While Therese Patricia Okoumou’s Statue of Liberty protest inspired praise, Black women want you to know that they are not here to save you.

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Golfing While Black: Club Calls Police on Women for 'Playing Too Slowly'

“It was a horrific experience.”

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Zendaya On Racism, Colorism and Representation

“We’re vastly too beautiful and too interesting for me to just be the only representation of that.”

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READ: Why Naming 'Race' As The Factor Behind Black Women's High Rates of Maternal Mortality Is Counterproductive

Ob-Gyn Dr. Joia Crear-Perry stresses that calling out racism is the only way to solve this health crisis.

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Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High

A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.

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#TrustBlackWomen: Voter Appreciation Edition

Black women were the deciding factor in keeping a racist, homophobic, alleged predator out of the Senate.

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READ: How Racism Makes Pregnancy Dangerous for Black Women

Black women are 300 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes than White women.

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REPORT: Black Women Should Be Thriving, But Racism and Sexism

Contributor and Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza: “Ultimately, we aim to contribute to that movement by ensuring that Black women are at the center of an economy and a democracy that works for all of us.”

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READ: Black Female Political Leaders Demand DNC Invest in Their Leadership

“Like civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, who testified at the 1964 Democratic convention demanding Blacks have a seat and voice within the Party, we are ‘sick and tired of being sick and tired.’”

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New Report Examines State of Black Women, Path Forward in 'Post-Obama' Era

“The current polarized political climate requires us to find innovative ways to move our public policy agenda forward in our quest to empower Black women and their families to live their best lives.”

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Body Positivity or Body Policing? Kendrick Lamar's Video for 'Humble' Sparks Debate

“Show me somethin’ natural like a** with some stretchmarks.”

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Watch the First Episode of Issa Rae's 'Insecure' for Free

The “Awkward Black Girl” creator’s HBO comedy officially debuted on Sunday. For those without HBO, Rae made the first episode available for free via her YouTube page.

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Celebrate Black Womanhood With New 'Professional Black Girl' Trailer

Created by scholar Dr. Yaba Blay, the video series premieres this Friday.