Posts in category "Black Women"

The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma

The Fire Sale at Johnson Publishing Company Feels Like Karma
by Zondra Hughes When I read the Chicago Tribune article about Johnson Publishing Company selling its storied archive of African American images with the hope of getting $40 million (that’s about $8 per image, thanks Luvvie), I immediately thought of Hurricane Katrina. In 2005, I was an Associate Editor at Ebony magazine. At that time,... Read more »

Dear Mona Scott Young: Why Do You Hate Black Women So Much?

Dear Mona Scott Young: Why Do You Hate Black Women So Much?
By A Comeaux In the wake of a national crisis, racial tensions and wars coming closer to home than we’re prepared to fight, there is a woman (you, Mona Scott Young) oblivious to her power to invoke change in media. Mona, I’m not holding you independently responsible for the muck that is America at present.... Read more »

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?

How Can My Black Child Protect Himself Against a Cop?
By A Comeaux I am the mother of a Black male child. A precocious, outspoken, intelligent and spirited 8-year-old who America is conditioned to fear. My child resembles what SOME modern-day and yesteryear people believe is worthless. By way of systematic oppression and character assassination, black men are seen as violent, angry and simply guilty.... Read more »
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Hey Black Men: Black Women Have Options, Too

Hey Black Men: Black Women Have Options, Too
Editor’s note: A Comeaux penned this blog in response to Shemeka Michelle’s blog, Why Black Men Won’t Marry Black Women By A Comeaux In Minnesota, black men of all socio-economic classes vie for the affections of non-black women here. I used to think only rich, successful black men ran off with their dream Barbie… But... Read more »

In Love, Honesty Rules

In Love, Honesty Rules
By A Comeaux There’s a lot on my canvas tonight. Please bear with me as I expound, decompress and articulate the current condition of my heart in its truest form. A much-needed venting session with my bestie ensued a self-reflective ode to how maturity and honesty has given me a confidence and self-love I was... Read more »

Hey White Guy: 7 Tips for Dating a Black Woman

Hey White Guy: 7 Tips for Dating a Black Woman
Interracial Dating Done (W)right by Andrea Wright At one point in my idealistic youth, I thought, “there’s no difference dating men of different races”. I was asked to revisit this idea recently. Of course, there are similarities: they are men and thus the majority of them need validation that they are able to protect, provide... Read more »
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Attention Blacks: The Sundown Law is Still in Effect

Attention Blacks: The Sundown Law is Still in Effect
By Kym B. In a recent conversation about the death of yet another young unarmed black male, I learned that there is an unwritten rule in parts of the South and Midwest, specifically in Georgia, Missouri and Illinois, called Sundown (N—- Don’t Let the sun go down on you in this neighborhood) or Anna (Ain’t... Read more »

An Open Letter to My Black Son

An Open Letter to My Black Son
by A Comeaux An Open Letter to #mySun At 8-years-old you still believe in superheroes and friendly neighbors. You see the world with love in your eyes and no color-lines in sight. I love that about you. I’m sorry it’s not awesome in today’s world. I’m sorry that you will be judged by your skin... Read more »

The Single Woman's Warm Heart, Cold Bed Syndrome

The Single Woman's Warm Heart, Cold Bed Syndrome
By A Comeaux Certain parts of my heart hurts. The part that anticipates a call from a lover.  The part that looks for a text from the admired. It hurts. Right where butterflies used to flutter, feels like embarrassing gas. Don’t front, you know what I’m talking about… Being single isn’t easy. I read a... Read more »
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A Brown Chick Gets a White Boo from New York!

A Brown Chick Gets a White Boo from New York!
By A Comeaux Some may call me a Chicago native. Others feel I’m a constant visitor. What I DO know for sure is that most state lines I’ve crossed yielded far better a quality of men than Chicago. Sorry fellas. I’m typically rooting for you but there comes a time when a woman has to... Read more »