My tribute to "10 Black Women Who Lost Their Lives to Violence" is featured on SheKnows.

It has been a beautiful month, particularly with the web in play now, to see television, film, digital and print media tributes to Black History in America. In this new generation where so much humanities and social sciences education is cut from school curricula, I hope countless children were overloaded with new darker names and faces to appreciate as having built this nation across many centuries....more

A White Lesbian Responds to Beyonce's 'Formation'

This won't be the post you expect.Let me open by saying that while I enjoy Beyonce's music, I've never really listened to her catalogue. I admire her politics, especially her stance on feminism and I appreciate her artistry. But I never really moved past admiration to engage her art.Until Saturday....more

My Ultimate Legion of Bad Ass Black Chicks: Sisters With Voices

I’m down with a legion of bad ass black chicks. We live in a world where the voices of black women are constantly being stifled and if any sister has an opinion other than the status quo, she is ostracized.  It appears that calling out racism, sexism or any other “ism” that we endure is met with cynicism, sarcasm and just blatant disregard/ disrespect. I like to think that I align myself with brilliant sisters that kick ass and take names for a living.  We are activists, mamis, lovers, amigas, sisters  and daughters....more


Yo soy una esclava a productos de cabello natural. I have a problem. Seriously, tengo un problema! On one of my many outings to Sally’s Beauty Supply, I came across a BOGO deal for Beautiful Textures products. Enthusiastically, I scanned the shelves, reading about each and every product the line offered. I am always giddy when it comes to discovering an awesome deep conditioner. I bought the Rapid Repair Deep Conditioner and the Tangle Taming Moisturizing Shampoo and of course I rushed home to try them out....more

Five Things Every Black Woman in Tech Needs in a Support System

It’s already an uphill battle being “the one” or one of the very few, especially when you’re in the tech field. You spend almost every day trying to prove your abilities and education aren’t just a stroke of luck or the result of some Affirmative Action hire. Any input or response you provide is usually sifted over like a search for pearls in the sand, even if it’s the most obvious solution possible. If you happen to disagree with someone and hold your position, then you become the “Angry Black Woman.”...more
yet one more reason why i <3 our POTUS!more

Recognizing the Legacy of Women During Black History Month

Growing up, two prominent figures were frequently highlighted during Black History Month: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, and Frederick Douglass. I always remember wondering: where are the Black women in all this?...more

Breaking the Silence Around Black Women and Abortion

As a black woman, I was once ambivalent about abortion; often silent and never expressing any true feelings or opinions. Never wanting to claim a side, I walked the middle road; besides, I thought it was a white woman’s issue and feared being labeled ‘pro-choice’. I knew abortion was very real but it was taboo among friends, family, and colleagues. It wasn’t until I saw several Black women struggle to make sound reproductive decisions according to their best interests that I realized that my silence contributed to degradation of our rights....more
Extremely thoughtful and well written.more

The Corner Of Ferguson And Freedom

.KWestSavali Black Women's "Bodies" on the Line: ...more

Don't Mess With My Scandal

Beware I am venting.  I am officially tired of the “what if Scandal… ” scenarios. What if President Grant was Black? What if Kerry Washington played Mellie and a White actress played Olivia Pope? Would Black women still watch in earnest?Just.Stop.It....more