How The Black Panther Party Changed Hunger and Poverty Policy in America

By | February 11th, 2016|Did You Know|

The Black Panther Party changed the way we feed our children. Learn how.

Who Should I Allow To Call Me Fat?

By | February 25th, 2015|Beauty, It's All Mental, My Journey, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|

A little while ago, I asked the wonderful, amazingly awesome readers of this site who they allow to bring their weight to their attention. Lots of great comments, with a couple of standouts below: I think people who really have your best intentions at heart are allowed to express their concerns to you about becoming [...]

The Choice Between Food As Culture and Food As Medicine

By | January 27th, 2015|Social Construct|

Do we HAVE to choose between the two? We can't have both?

Psychology Today Apologizes For Racist “Study”

By | December 12th, 2014|News Feed|

The editor-in-chief apologizes. But is that enough?

Death to “The Strong Black Woman”

By | December 12th, 2014|Social Construct|

That's right. I said it. Death to her. We can host her funeral right here. I'll chip in for some orchids.

My Thoughts on Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe

By | December 4th, 2014|Beauty, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|

I tried really hard to leave this topic alone because, quite frankly, I don't think my opinion matters much. This ties into another post that I have coming up behind the "Who's Allowed To Call You Fat?" topic but really... I have no stock in neither her successes nor her failures, so my interest is [...]

“Working Out Is For White People”

By | August 31st, 2014|Social Construct|

Apparently, "healthy eating and exercise" is a "whites only affair."

From Retouching To Plastic Surgery: Minorities And Assimilation

By | August 22nd, 2014|Beauty, Standards of Black Beauty|

After writing so much about retouched pics of women, let's talk about surgery...

A Follow Up To Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault & Weight Gain: Outside Perspective

By | June 5th, 2014|Social Construct, The Op-Eds|

A white man's perspective of street harassment and interactions between men and women of color.

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: Straight Hair

By | April 17th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Standards of Black Beauty|

What if you swapped your hair with your body in your list of priorities? This wouldn't even be an issue then, would it?

Black Women, Our Bodies & Perceptions of Beauty: “White Girl Stuff”

By | March 27th, 2014|Standards of Black Beauty|

For some reason, eating healthy is often brushed off and regarded as a "white people thing..."

‘Cause Your Good Hair Is More Important Than Your Health?

By | January 28th, 2014|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|

To my knowledge Chris Rock's movie, Good Hair, doesn't have a fitness element to it, no. Although I did catch a clip of Raven-Symone (I think?) saying that our hair prevents us from "doing certain things," I'm not sure if the topic will be in there. I've asked a couple of people who have seen [...]

On Badu and Our Bodies: Are We Comfortable In Our Own Skin?

By | November 7th, 2013|Beauty, Social Construct, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|

I had my moment of analyzing Erykah Badu's latest video, and then - like most things pop culture - I was over it. Until... I just so happened to read Naked & Unashamed, and catch this quote at the end: "People have to be comfortable in their own skin before they can be comfortable with [...]

Great Hair or Great Body? Straight Hair and Working Out

By | November 5th, 2013|Beauty, Black Hair, Latest News, Standards of Black Beauty|

There's that looming debate over why women of color are so adamant about having straight hair. Some assumption that it is so thoroughly related to societal definitions of beauty, European standards of attractiveness, and has nothing to do with who we were born to be. Yeah, well makeup, spanx, and high heels have nothing to [...]

Young Black Boys vs Young Black Girls

By | October 24th, 2013|Beauty, Body Image, Social Construct|

A comparative look at the experiences of black boys in school vs. black girls, and how it affects black women.

“Food Is Not Just Food In The Black Community”

By | July 23rd, 2013|Social Construct|

"Food speaks to nationalities, cultural roots and family traditions as much as anything..."

How To Build A Fit Booty

By | July 9th, 2013|Exercise 101, Standards of Black Beauty, Work It Out!|

The booty. I know, I know. For some reason, it seems like you can never escape booty talk. "I need to do something with this booty." "My booty is perfect - I don't want exercise to ruin that." Listen for long enough, and you'll eventually hear "I need to get off my booty [...]

Q&A Wednesday: Do Black Vegetarians Exist?

By | May 21st, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Do Black vegetarians exist?

Neither Soul Food, Nor “Slave Food,” Made You Fat

By | May 8th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Social Construct, The Op-Eds|

A brief introduction to the Soul Food Series on BGG2WL.

Q&A Wednesday: What About Men? What About Non-Blacks?

By | April 30th, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: Do you think men such as me can be just as successful as you taking in what you say and do?