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Mary Jane embodies that Black woman struggle that is only seen in our living rooms and behind the big oakwood closed doors of an expensive therapy session. This isn't the stuff that we like to talk about. These aren't the issues that we like to admit to others or ourselves that really do exist.
How can we change this social and cultural context? How can we increase these girls' self-esteem? How can we reassure these mothers?
Sometimes you feel as if there is no way you can recover from something. But if you can accept that you can pick yourself up and maybe put back together some of the pieces, you will make it through.
When I reflect upon my own experiences and life lessons, I think of my mother Jeannette Kagame, who has helped change the women of Africa for the better, starting with me.
Of course that scary remark will come sooner or later: 'You are not even my real dad.' A child that is denied something 'utterly' important, or is 'unfairly' disciplined tries to find hurting words and comes up with the ones she or he thinks are the worst.
Cookie Johnson, wife of basketball legend Magic Johnson, stops by HuffPost Live to discuss her son coming out.
Cookie Johnson, wife of basketball legend Magic Johnson, stops by HuffPost Live to discuss her denim line, CJ by Cookie Johnson; her HIV/AIDS activism; and more.
After many years at University I thought was armed with everything I needed to conquer the working world: vast knowledge of the history of the media industry, an understanding of media jargon and the ability to successfully regurgitate information I had read in my textbooks.
Terry McMillan joins HuffPost Live to share her thoughts on immigration, and Marco Rubio.
Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments and lay the groundwork for the multibillion-dollar biotech industry.
Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson writes: "Today, obesity is the scourge that stalks the African-American population (as with most Americans). But it wasn’t so long ago that HIV/AIDS and infant mortality were top of mind for blacks."
As the Paula Deen saga continues to unfold, many notable figures are sharing their thoughts on the controversy surrounding
An attorney for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition said current and former Paula Deen employees told him the famous cook and her brother discriminated against black employees, one of whom was consistently referred to as "my little monkey."
In honor of Father's Day I want to share the most important, financial lesson I've learned to date. It's one that my dad taught me and is the reason I am The Budgetnista. The Bike Story...
Mo'Nique has been offering up fitness motivation long before the approaching swimsuit season made it the popular thing to do. For the last year, the comedian and actress has been hitting the gym hard and taking to Twitter to show her followers the results.
I was fascinated when I met pilot Gerry Dupree. This Tennessee native has been to over 75 countries and has flown cargo ranging from standard parcels to live dolphins. Here, I take a dive into his experiences as an African-American pilot.
Georgia Southern University Investigating Link Between Savannah Vaults, Slavery
Full Segment: A new report by the Centers for Disease Control shows that in 2010, blacks accounted for 44% of the new HIV infections. Young African American men are the most at risk.
The disparity, along with limited opportunity for upward mobility might also explain the shift black women have been making
Frank Ocean's act equals emotional justice; emotional revolution. One step at a time. One conversation at a time. One revelation at a time. Emotional justice is about giving voice to hurts - present and historical - to speaking the most intimate truths.