Category: Current Events

GYST Sis: Why You Need Life Insurance *And* A Will

GYST Sis: Why You Need Life Insurance *And* A Will If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable and tomorrow is not promised. As much as we hate to think about it, all of us have an expiration date. Those we leave behind will not only be grieving, but will be tasked […]

Ayanna Pressley: Living With Alopecia

Before we get into the headline, let us make a proper introduction of U. S. Representative Ayanna Pressley (D): the first Black woman elected to Congress from the state of Massachusetts, the first woman of color to serve on Boston’s City Council in its 100-year history, co-author of the ‘End Qualified Immunity Act”, an act […]

Ladies We Love: Aunjanue Ellis

From “The Book of Negroes”, (for which she received a Critic’s Choice Award Best Actress nomination), to “The Birth of a Nation”, “If Beal Street Could Talk”, “When They See Us”, and now, the ground-breaking “Lovecraft Country”, Aunjanue Ellis has been putting in that work. Lots of it. The California native—who spent all of her […]

Fellas We Love: Giancarlo Esposito

Once again, the subject of our latest “Fellas We Love” left me no choice but to jump in the driver’s seat and write this one my damn self. You’ll see why in a minute… The first time I remember seeing Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro Esposito on screen, I was a young, inexperienced 14 year-old who was […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Ends October 31

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we here at Fearless Black Woman want to remind you to regularly perform self-checks, have mammograms as recommended by your physician, and be sure to place (and keep) your health at the top of your list of priorities. According to the CDC, “Black women and white women get […]

Surviving and Recovering From Election Season

If you are anything like us here at Fearless Black Woman, you have had more than enough politics to last the rest of your life. This election season has been particularly fraught with hysteria, polarizing propaganda (from both sides), fear-mongering and worry for the future. While we feel the pressure every four years, this election […]

Fellas We Love: Laz Alonso

If the only thing you know about Laz Alonso’s career is that butt-nekkid, baby-oiled shower beating he got from Regina King in “This Christmas”, well…you’ve got a lot to learn. For example, the Afro-Cuban actor, Howard University Alum, former Wall Street investment banker and devout Christian (according to his Wikipedia) has a filmography that spans […]

Fellas We Love: LeVar Burton

For this, the inaugural “FBW Fellas We Love” post, I wanted to take over the keyboard myself. This is because anybody who knows me well knows how I feel about LeVar Burton. Yes, I was three when ‘Roots’ (the ground-breaking mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Alex Haley), first aired. Yes, […]

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 […]

Black Women and the Economic Effects of the Coronavirus

Black women have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. According to recent statistics, Black people have been dying at a higher rate from the coronavirus epidemic than other ethnic groups. The economic inequalities became apparent when a survey was conducted in early April by Sheryl Sandburg’s (Chief Operating Officer at Facebook) company, Lean In.   […]

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