The Next Vice President of the United States May Very Likely Be a Black Woman

Included on a list of possible VP picks for presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden are both former gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams and  Senator Kamala Harris (D-California). Also included on that list is Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts)—who was also a candidate for the presidency until she suspended her campaign in March of this year after […]

Microaggressions and Black Women

As people around the world awaken (seemingly and also—WTF?) to the insidious nature of systemic racism, this is as good a time as any to discuss microaggressions against Black women. Again… At face value, “microaggression” might sound like another corporate buzzword that can be adapted and utilized by well-meaning HR departments to address racism in […]

FBW Health: The Difference Between Uterine Fibroids and Endometriosis*

As we enter our 40’s many of us find ourselves dealing with longer, heavier and more painful menstrual cycles, along with a host of other symptoms we may not have experienced before. While some of these issues are just common results of the aging process, you may find yourself dealing with an actual medical condition. […]

Wendy Ida: “It’s Never Too Late to Take Back Your Life!”

One would think that the woman who is known as “America’s number one expert on ‘living fit and fabulous after 40’” would have lived an entire life devoted to health, fitness and well…fabulosity. But the path to the present for this fitness expert, best-selling author, speaker, Guinness World Record holder (Oldest Active Instructor in multiple […]

Take Care of You, Sis: FBW’s Mini-Guide to Putting Yourself On Your “To-Do” List

  It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. – Lena Horne “Love you.” “Take care of yourself.” How many times have we said this to our loved ones? Countless times a day, right? Now ask yourself this question: how many times do you say those words to YOU? Don’t […]

For All My Single Ladies: Don’t Sleep…5 Really Great Guys You May Be Missing Out On

So…full disclosure: I originally wrote this in 2012. At the time, I was 37, single and “dating hell” does not begin to describe my pain. So what I would like to do is re-visit this topic as my now-45-year-old self. Warning: I was wayyyyy off on some of this stuff. But you know—hindsight is 20/20… […]

Products We Love: 5 Amazing Skincare Products Created By Us For Us*

When it comes to skin care, we women are creatures of habit, wanting to stick with what has always worked in the past. Whether your tried-and-true products aren’t working like they used to, or if you just want to try something new, here are 5 skincare products created by African-American Women, that are definitely worth […]

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