Black Girls Allowed: 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many…

#NFLgetitright: Black Women’s Roundtable Urges NFL to Add Black Women to Domestic Violence Advisory

Black Women’s Roundtable Urges NFL to #Getitright by Adding Black Women Experts to Domestic Violence Advisory Group Expressing absolute agreement with National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell that he “got it wrong,” the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network (BWR) held a press conference today to urge the commissioner to take swift action to…

Why We’re Fascinated With Mo’Ne Davis

The saying, as it goes in some circles, is that “Black girls are magic.” And there is an ever more prevalent movement to celebrate The Carefree Black Girl, a new archetype and representation of the fullness of black women and girls and their interests and their happiness. Enter Mo’Nae Davis, 13, the breakout star of…

World’s Wealthiest Black Woman Debuts on Forbes Rich List

NIGERIA’S FIRST female billionaire has made her Forbes Billionaire’s list debut. Businesswoman Folorunsho Alakija was already born into a wealthy family, but after studying fashion in London, she went into the oil business in 1993. Her stake in Famfa Oil provides majority of her estimated $2.5bn fortune. In 2013, the oil tycoon became the world’s…