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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.

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Take Care of Yourself: Stream Jamila Woods' 'Heavn' in Its Entirety

The singer, poet and youth educator just dropped her debut album.

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New Study Explores Toxins Inside Black Hair Salons

A Brandeis University report found that 10 Black women’s hair salons in Boston were suffering from poor air quality.

ICYMI: West Point Clears 16 Black Women Cadets After Investigating 'Unity' Photo

The photo, featuring the cadets raising their fists, received criticism from those who thought they broke rules banning uniformed cadets from political involvement. 

ROUNDUP: What You Need to Know About the Reaction to bell hooks' Critique of 'Lemonade'

From Melissa Harris-Perry to Jamilah Lemieux, several prominent Black women in media and academia have weighed in on the state of Black Feminism and hooks’ take on the visual album. Listen in on the conversation.

#FundraiserFriday: This Doc is 'Redefining HERstory' to Resist the Silencing of Black Women

“Redefining HERstory” aims to fight the omnipresent media narratives that demonize and erase Black women. 

READ: Jamilah King's Poignant Analysis of Black Women's Political Agency

King draws on her own experience with gun violence and police neglect.

President Obama Addresses Empowering Black Women During CBCF Speech

The President’s speech at this weekend’s Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala focused on the concerns of black women, whose voices have been marginalized even during justice struggles.  

Fundraiser Friday: 'Hannah' Magazine, A Celebration Of Black Women

The crowdfunding campaign for the bi-annual print book, which will feature stunning pictorals and a variety of written content, is featured as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. 

Marvel's Newest Superhero is a Black, Genius Preteen: Moon Girl

New sueprhero alert! Moon Girl is described as “Inspector Gadget—only this time, she also knows what she’s doing.”

Report: From Unemployment to Food Insecurity, Black Women in the Rural South are Suffering

A staggering nine in 10 are living at or below the poverty line.

Black Women Sweep the NCAA D1 Swimming Championship

They came, they swam, they conquered.