• Marquaysa Battle in Culture

    Why Tyra Banks In ‘Life Size’ Was So Important For Black Girls

    Why Tyra Banks In ‘Life Size’ Was So Important For Black Girls

    Tyra Banks is an OG supermodel and icon with a long list of accomplishments. She started and hosted “America’s Next Top Model,” she’s a Victoria’s Secret alum, owns Tyra Beauty and more. It’s easy to forget she once played the fierce and fabulous black doll, Eve, alongside Lindsay Lohan in the television Disney film, “Life Size.” […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Like An Adult

    11 Ways To Have A Summer Break, Even Though You Work A 9-To-5

    11 Ways To Have A Summer Break, Even Though You Work A 9-To-5

    “School’s out” doesn’t exactly have the same ring it did when you were a non-bill paying grade schooler. Working a 9-to-5 is also a far cry from the summer jobs in undergrad and even farther from the three-month hiatus from bells, teachers and homework in high school. Sigh. We’re grown now, folks. Giphy But that […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Millennial Moms

    Racist Comments About Serena Williams’ Pregnancy Show A Sad Trend For Black Moms

    Racist Comments About Serena Williams’ Pregnancy Show A Sad Trend For Black Moms

    Tennis star, Serena Williams, set social media ablaze after a Snapchat post revealed a 20-week old baby bump, which will be her first child with fiancé and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. Her announcement was met with much support from fans who relish in watching the champion win on and off the court. (Bye, Drake!) And yet waiting on […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Love Hurts

    The Ultimate Survival Guide For Coping With An Office Breakup

    The Ultimate Survival Guide For Coping With An Office Breakup

    Breaking up with a co-worker requires a little more emotional damage control than splitting with a regular ex. Blocking them on social media and deleting their number won’t stop awkward run-ins bound to happen in the break room, in the parking lot, or at company meetings. You have to manage your feelings about the relationship and […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Culture

    Why Saying You’re ‘Colorblind’ Doesn’t Mean You’re Less Racist

    Why Saying You’re ‘Colorblind’ Doesn’t Mean You’re Less Racist

    Actress Zoe Saldana recently talked about how her experience in Hollywood — specifically, acting in sci-fi movies — gave her the ability to be colorblind in the real world. She told Australia’s Daily Telegraph, I think science fiction has given me the ability as an artist to be colorblind and gender-blind, and to imagine and reinvent […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Change Our World

    This Lyft Driver Is Making It His Mission To Educate Riders About Rape Culture

    This Lyft Driver Is Making It His Mission To Educate Riders About Rape Culture

    Tro’Juan Henderson, a 28-year-old Lyft driver, refused to pick up an intoxicated woman during his Wednesday shift in Dallas. He explained why in a PSA about fighting rape culture on Twitter. The woman, who could barely walk, was escorted out of a hotel by two female friends who handed Henderson the keys to her apartment, and requested that […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Dating

    15 Signs You Can Actually Be Friends With An Ex After A Breakup

    15 Signs You Can Actually Be Friends With An Ex After A Breakup

    Breakups are usually not easy… even when they aren’t messy. Leaving someone behind who you once thought you’d build a future with just sucks. You have to navigate the feelings of missing an ex, live the infamous single life and then, figure out how to work up the nerve to let a new person into your heart. […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Queer Culture

    Trans Man Recorded A Duet Before And After His Transition And It’s Beautiful

    Trans Man Recorded A Duet Before And After His Transition And It’s Beautiful

    Transgender singer, Charlie Peck, celebrated his transition with a super cool musical documentation of the process: A duet recorded with himself. He covered the 2009 love song, “Home“, by neo-folk band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Peck describes the process on YouTube: I am singing a duet with myself where one voice is recorded my first day on testosterone treatment […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Celebrity

    Women Tweeted To Defend Gabrielle Union’s Nude Scenes, And It Was Magical

    Women Tweeted To Defend Gabrielle Union’s Nude Scenes, And It Was Magical

    Gabrielle Union is always down to serve a little truth straight with no chaser, as was the case on Tuesday night when she tweeted about choosing integrity over money. Unwarranted Twitter clapbacks were swift from slut-shamers because: trolls gonna troll. The “Being Mary Jane” actress initially wrote: All money ain't good money. My self respect, peace & […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Let's Talk About Sex

    You’re Probably On A Sex Strike Right Now Without Even Realizing It

    You’re Probably On A Sex Strike Right Now Without Even Realizing It

    Singer and actress, Janelle Monáe, turned Twitter upside down after a quote from her Marie Claire cover story hit the web. In the interview, Monáe explains her frustration with men inadequately standing up for women’s rights and offered a pretty polarizing solution: a women’s sex strike. She said, People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Culture

    People Think These Fashion Tote Bags Joke About Terrorism Threats

    People Think These Fashion Tote Bags Joke About Terrorism Threats

    Fast fashion online retailer, Romwe, is getting criticism for selling a tote bag with the these words written across the front: This bag contains a gun, a bomb, a very large knife and loads of drugs. The $9.99 bag is seemingly meant to be a harmless sarcastic joke and to be fair, Romwe isn’t the only retailer […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Life

    Which Disney Sibling You Are, Based On Your Personality Type

    Which Disney Sibling You Are, Based On Your Personality Type

    We know you love your siblings, you know, when they aren’t driving you entirely bonkers. Families are often complicated, and every sibling has a role (yes, even the oft forgotten middle child who whines too much about being the middle child). As we grow up and come into our own adulthood, some of the shenanigans […]