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Black women 8 times more likely to die during childbirth in New York City

According to a recent report  published by New York Women’s Foundation, black women residing in New York City are 8 times more likely to die from childbirth than their white counterparts.  Black women face a maternal mortality rate of 79 deaths per 100,000 live births, compared to 10 per 100,000 live births for white women. 

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Robin Roberts comes out

“Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday. Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

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Chicago community members hold ‘Clarathon’ in hopes of raising funds for homeless, battered women

The organizers at Chicago’s Clara’s House, a shelter for battered and homeless women and children have teamed up with local media for a three hour fundraiser in hopes of generating funds for the struggling organization this season.

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Taye Diggs denies comments slandering black women

While Best Man Holiday continues to enjoy success at the box office, one of the film’s leading characters has found himself in a swirl of controversy. Taye Diggs was the talk of social media after Cream BMP, a satirical publication, released a story that included the following comments allegedly from Diggs: “I’m just saying the last […]

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Rihanna’s Doobie hairstyle steals show

While Rihanna was busy making history as the first recipient of the American Music Awards first-ever Icon award, many people couldn’t help but notice her hair. The star, showed up to this year’s music ceremony with her hair wrapped, and per usual, Twitter was on fire.

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Study: Biologically speaking, black women age faster than white women

According to a recent study, black may not crack on the outside, but biologically, black women are 7.5 years older than their white counterparts. Researchers cite extreme stress as the key factor, and as a result, internal organs are worn and torn at a faster rate. Heart disease, high blood pressure and strokes result–all diseases of […]

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Guest Post: “An Open Letter to Nelly”

Dear Nelly, At the urging of others, I am taking a hesitant trip down memory lane. I was a 19 year old junior and president of the feminist group at Spelman College when you decided to hold a bone marrow registration drive on our campus on behalf of your sister, who needed a transplant. Your […]

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History Made: Two college students become first African American women to win 1st, 2nd place in debate history

Warning: EXCELLENT news ahead. Nadia Lewis and Jamila Ahmed made history when they became the first African-American women to win both first and second place in the Henry Clay Invitational Debates.

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Marissa Alexander bail hearing set for today

A bail hearing set for a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over her abusing husband’s head will take place today. Marissa Alexander’s much publicized case was brought to the forefront in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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Why the black man will never tell you he wants commitment

The long-held belief that black women are starved creatures who continue to be overlooked when it comes to love is sickening. It doesn’t matter if they are successful or average, pretty or standard, the idea that women are just sitting around waiting to be selected by a man who has his pick of the litter […]

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