Sunday, February 23, 2020

Tag: Her Side

Breast Cancer Targets African-American Women at a...

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African-American women and the leading cause of cancer death for African-American women ages 45 to...

Angela Bassett Defends Whitney Houston Biopic

Angela Bassett defended her Whitney Houston biopic against criticism from Houston's family during a Monday interview on HuffPost Live. Bassett is set to direct the...

Raven-Symoné Addresses Social Media Bullying

Following her comments about rejecting labels, Raven-Symoné experienced what it’s like to be a target of social media bullying, and she’s speaking out about...

SUNY Broome Student Melanie Alexander Revives Black...

During Melanie Alexander's first semester at SUNY Broome, a friend asked if she wanted to come to a Black Student Union meeting on campus. Alexander...

‘Saturday Night Live’ Adds Leslie Jones to...

NEW YORK — Saturday Night Live is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its...

Missouri State Sen. Nasheed Released from Jail...

Missouri State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed walked out of jail Tuesday and told a gathering of reporters that her arrest Monday evening in Ferguson was...

Michelle Obama Promotes Healthy Eating with ‘Turnip,...

First lady Michelle Obama channeled rapper Lil Jon in her latest push to promote healthy eating, taking his hit Turn Down for What and...

Kelly Rowland Looking Forward to Motherhood

Former Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland announced her first pregnancy with husband Tim Witherspoon in June and now the singer is just weeks away...

Black Women’s Roundtable Discusses Domestic Violence with...

The beginning of the NFL's 2014 season has been marked by scandals around players' off-field behavior. But each time the league mustered an official...

Appropriation: When Style Is ‘Ghetto’ on Blacks,...

Something about the models walking the DKNY catwalk last month in coifs that Lucky magazine called "slicked-down tendrils" -- known in my hood as baby...

After Tasering Black Woman in the Back,...

A white police officer in Tallahassee, Florida, has been suspended and placed on paid administrative leave after a Tuesday incident in which the officer,...

African-American Women Embrace Natural Hair After Long...

Lamesa Danzey cannot remember her first perm. “It’s just one of those things as a woman of color, we do relaxers in our hair, and...

Shonda Rhimes Responds to Being Called ‘Angry...

Shonda Rhimes had little patience Friday for the way the television critic of The New York Times wrote about her and her shows. Alessandra Stanley...

Viola Davis ‘Doesn’t See Anyone on TV...

Viola Davis says she's tired of being offered roles that she describes as "downtrodden" or "mammy-ish." In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, the How...

Black Twitter Takes on Vogue, Cultural Appropriation

Remember that time Marie Claire applauded Kendall Jenner for rocking “new epic” cornrows and Twitter had a meltdown? Well, it appears Vogue just kicked...

Paulette Brown Becomes First African-American Woman to...

As one of the few African-Americans in her law school class, Paulette Brown noticed career counselors steering her and other Black students toward legal...

Michelle Obama Visits Atlanta High School Students,...

ATLANTA — First lady Michelle Obama visited Atlanta high school students Monday and encouraged them to pursue a college education. U.S. Education Secretary Arnie Duncan...

Angela Bassett, Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald to...

A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former New York...

Kenyan Women Save Time, Money by Embracing...

In Kenya, salons are filled with women who spend hours to have their hair done. It’s also expensive in a country where half of...

Rosa Parks’ Artifacts Purchased for $4.5M

The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day...

Donna Langley, Producer Debra Martin Chase Honored...

The African American Film Critics Association announced several honors for its annual awards show, including Sparkle producer Debra Martin Chase; Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna...