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Got Any Tapes From Della!, the First Talk Show Hosted by a Black Woman, Lying Around? 

11 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Do you, by any chance, work at a television station that was part of RKO’s syndication network in 1969 and 1970? If so, please check for any remaining tapes from the historically important but sadly apparently lost Della!, America’s first syndicated talk show hosted by a black woman. Read more...

How Aaliyah Helped Me Love Myself More As A Black Woman

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Growing up as a black girl in the South, sometimes, I had a tough time feeling comfortable in my own skin. I would find myself torn between white America’s impossible standards of being rail thin with big boobs, and black America’s obsession with curves, which included boobs, hips and a lot of booty. Show More Summary

Burkini Ban Debate Intensifies With Viral Photos of French Police Ordering Woman to Remove Clothes

The photos show a woman in black leggings, a blue tunic, and blue head scarf lying on a beach in Nice, France. Then, four police officers approach. They stand over her, hands on hips, as she removes her tunic.

She Was The First Black Woman To Host A TV Talk Show, And You Can’t Watch Any Of It Anymore

21 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Long before Oprah, Della Reese “was the first black woman to host her own syndicated talk show in the United States. This historic fact, though, has been reduced to a footnote in her biography for a simple, maddening reason.”

What Online Dating Is Really Like For A Black Woman

There’s a paradox in our society in which we all pine for that special someone who will set our souls on fire but then we decide that that person must be a certain shade, height, age, gender, and have a specific eye color.

Woman running @Ireland vows to stay strong against racist trolling

A black British woman has been submerged by racist abuse after she took over the @Ireland Twitter account.  Michelle Marie, a plus-size model and blogger originally from Oxford, moved to Ireland in 2013 and was chosen to run the account...Show More Summary

The new Iron Man has a new name

Marvel announced last month that Iron Man would become a black woman in the newest interations of the "Iron Man" comics. But Marvel was wrong. MIT student Riri Williams will not be Iron Man. She will be Ironheart.  In an interview with Wired, writer Brian Michael Bendis credited Marvel's chief...

Privileged White Woman Who Shamefully Blames Black Man For Her Bad Decisions

[guest post by Dana] Last week, it was revealed that during an interview with the F.B.I. about her email practices, Hillary Clinton blamed then-Secretary of State Colin Powell for advising her to use a personal email. In a statement released by his staff, Powell rejected the assertion: General Powell has no recollection of the dinner […]

Decades Before Oprah, Della Reese was the First Black Woman to Host a Talk Show

Della Reese performing on her show in 1970. (Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images) Depending on whom you ask, the name Della Reese conjures a different cultural memory. For most, it evokes Tess, the wry, sarcastic, kind-hearted angel she played in mid-'90s staple Touched by an Angel. Show More Summary

Appeals court overturns conviction of woman for praying Rosary outside Satanic ‘Black mass’

Joan Andrews Bell's 2014 arrest for blocking an entrance to a public building in Oklahoma City was deemed 'unlawful' by an appeals court.

White Supremacist Stabs Interracial Couple in Olympia, Wash.

A kiss between a black man and white woman enraged a self-proclaimed white supremacist so much that he stabbed them outside of a Washington bar without any provocation. The Washington Post reports that Daniel Rowe, 32, came up to the couple at about 8:30 p.m. as they left the China Clipper Club Cafe on bustling Fourth Street […]

Man Allegedly Stabs Interracial Couple While They Kiss

A man sporting a “white power” tattoo is behind bars after allegedly attacking a black man and white woman while they kissed. Daniel Rowe, 32, approached the couple Tuesday night as they were smoking and kissing outside a bar in Olympia,...Show More Summary

365 Days Of Social Justice For Travon Williams, Keaira Palmer, Dylan Scott, Kashara Parks, Michael Fuqua & Miprecious Hoskins: A Black Woman In Wilmington DE Found Dead In A Trash Bin. Another Black Woman Says 'There's Too Much Killing Around Here, I Am

A Young Black Girl Who Was "Young, Petite And Full Of Life" Source WAS DISCARDED LIKE TRASH INSIDE OF A GARBAGE BIN As Her Mother Grieves About The Massive Loss Of Her Loved One, The Two Brands That Are Shown Within The Community Are The Local TV News Station And A Campaign Sign Of A Local Politician Promising Another Round Of 'Change' For A Harvested Community

Naming Black Women and Girls and the Violence Against Them

Last week, I heard about Rae’Lynn Thomas, a Black trans woman murdered in Ohio by her mother’s ex-boyfriend, and was reminded why it’s important to #SayHerName. As I scrolled down my timelines and feeds, I realized that only other Black women and femmes were talking about what had happened to her. When people who are […]

If You’re A Black Woman Working In Utah Beware

Black women don’t fare well economically nationwide, considering they still earn just.64 cents for every dollar a white man earns. But Utah ranks as one of the worst for Black women. There Black women receive just 60 cents for

Vintage Collectible Automatons For Sale!

Vintage automatons are fascinating. If you saw the movie "The Woman in Black," you probably got creeped out by the nursery with them playing. These were quite an amazing art form, some made hundreds of years ago. I found some amazing pieces for sale and thought I'd share them. Show More Summary

Viola Davis On ‘HTGAWM’s Season 3 New Mystery: “We’re Totally Stumped”

Last year Viola Davis made history with her Emmy–she was the first black woman to win for lead actress in a drama. This year, she's celebrating another Emmy nom, and another season of Shonda Rhimes' show How to Get Away With Murder. However,...Show More Summary

Black Lotus Is a Woman’s Search for Racial Identity in a Racist World

“‘Passing’ describes the choice to identify as a member of another racial group rather than face social prejudice,” writes Sil Lai Abrams in her memoir, Black Lotus: A Woman’s Search for Racial Identity. “Today the term is used almost exclusively to describe black people who consciously adopt a white identity.” But for Abrams, born to […]

DC Cop Caught on Camera Manhandling Young Black Woman (VIDEO)

The video, which has exploded on Twitter, shows police in the US capitol pinning a young black woman against a patrol car without questioning her.

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