Posts Tagged: black women

Black Woman Exhausted

NPR Survey: Many Black Women Say They Are Exhausted

In an NPR interview, three women gave their stories about being black in America and why they are exhausted. One woman says that after finding out that she was pregnant she was thanked by a coworker for “choosing life” and raising her child as a single mother, the co-worker then began spewing abortion stats regarding… Read more »

Natural Hair

Black Women’s Natural Hair May Hinder Job Prospects

A new study finds what many Black women have heard for years: natural hair could cost them a job.    The Duke University study finds that discrimination against natural Black hairstyles is prevalent among those making hiring decisions.   The study compared 4 different job candidates: a Black woman with natural hair, a Black woman with straight… Read more »

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys Making Documentary on Black Women Entertainers

Alicia Keys is shining the light on Black women in entertainment.  She is teaming with PBS to create a documentary titled American Masters: How It Feels To Be Free.  Six legendary entertainers have been chosen to spotlight: Lena Horne, Nina Simone, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson, Pam Grier, and Abbey Lincoln. These women had to overcome the roadblocks… Read more »

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Janet Jackson Writes Tribute to Ja’net DuBois

A lot of people are remembering Ja’Net DuBois after she passed away on Tuesday. She was always so jazzy on “Good Times”   One tribute was from Janet Jackson. Ja’Net DuBois played Janet’s adoptive mother on Good Times.   Jackson wrote a special message on Instagram, that said… “I am so very saddened to hear my longtime friend… Read more »

One-Time White House Social Secretary Now Co-Owns Fashion Fair

‘Unapologetically Bold, Unabashedly Beautiful‘ … It’s the slogan that that became synonymous with the now defunct Johnson Publishing Company’s iconic beauty brand, Fashion Fair Cosmetics for decades. Fashion Fair is now co-owned by two former Johnson Publishing execs, Desiree Rogers – one time Obama-era White House social secretary – and Cheryl Mayberry-McKissack purchased the company at… Read more »

The Real Strikes Back After Tamar Comes For Them…Again!

Three years after being fired from The Real, Tamar Braxton is talking about the show again. It all happened during an appearance on the Wendy Williams Show when Wendy asked her if she’d ever go back to the show. “Here’s the thing. I don’t want to be anybody’s marketing tool this season. No shade, but… Read more »