misogyny

Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau’s Death and Misogyny in the Black Community

“Almost everything that’s ever gone wrong in my life I can trace back to a…


brown girl, I see you

Brown Girl, I See You

Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at…


black women

To Black Women Who Just Want to Heal

To the women who came forward and engaged the public about their experiences…


Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison: Black Without Apology

Eleven novels. Nine works of nonfiction. Over twenty awards. 88 years.We are…


black women

Birthing While Black: When Giving Life Causes Death

The standard length of stay after having a cesarean section is three days. But…


birthing while black

Birthing While Black: Introduction

Do I Need Fiber or an Obstetrician?“I think they forgot about you,” my husband…


women

Mercy and Justice: Jesus Our Perfect Advocate

My entire professional career has been in the movement to end domestic and…


motherhood

Black Motherhood in the Age of Trump

I have two daughters.My youngest was born on Inauguration Day 2017. She’s…


women

Do We Really Value Women?: The Church and a Call for Gender Reconciliation

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October, and for once, I’m almost at a…


Ain’t I A Woman? A Brief Reflection of the Just Gospel Women’s Panel

The Just Gospel Conference was a series of conversations, centered around the…


Black Women and the Burden of Strength: Book Review

I thought being a black man in America was difficult. This is certainly true,…


4 Tips For Healthy Christian Dating

This article was first published on John C. Richards’ personal blog. You can…


Women in Church History: Octavia Albert 'Bleeds Bible'

I’m the mother of two pink loving girls--gifts I wouldn’t trade for the world.…


We Persevere - Ancestors on Mission: Phillis Wheatley

Ancestors on Mission: Phillis WheatleyPhillis Wheatley (c. 1753 – 1784),…


The Bad Optics of White Male Domination in the US Senate

Another controversy has erupted in the US government regarding gender, race,…


Hidden Figures Revealed: Movie Review

As a black woman, I was deeply moved by Hidden Figures. I am not usually one…


Say My Name

Welcome to The World Of “Dee”Last summer, I changed my name -- not legally but…


The Good News in My Baby's Pain

This article was originally posted on DesignedMarriage.com. You can find the…


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My Pregnancy Body & The Weight of True Beauty

This article was originally posted on DesignedMarriage.com. Check out the site…


I Wish My Black Sisters Knew...

Jasmine's piece first appeared on her personal blog here on April 16th. It has…