• Marquaysa Battle in Celebrity

    People Are Pissed At French Montana For Racist Tweet About ‘Nappy Ass’ Hair

    People Are Pissed At French Montana For Racist Tweet About ‘Nappy Ass’ Hair

    French Montana (read: Khloé Kardashian’s ex) is under fire on Twitter because of a few anti-black tweets he sent out to a black female Twitter user on Wednesday night. A young woman, whose Twitter name is “@artdecoxxx,” initially tweeted about French Montana to her followers. She wrote: The fact that French Montana thinks anyone cares […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Culture

    18 Things People Do Wrong When Hearing Out A Sexual Assault Survivor

    18 Things People Do Wrong When Hearing Out A Sexual Assault Survivor

    Sexual assault is unfortunately not where the trauma stops for most survivors. Even when family and friends offer support, we can still get it wrong when it comes to helping the people in our lives who have experienced such a terrible violation. In order to truly dismantle rape culture, we have to open ourselves up and […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Culture

    Why ‘Runaways’ Are So Much More Than Girls Who Leave Home

    Why ‘Runaways’ Are So Much More Than Girls Who Leave Home

    A popular stereotype about runaways is they are “bad” kids who deserve whatever happens to them, since they willingly left home. Society often considers kidnapped victims the only ones worthy of being searched for and found. This was one of the main reactions when news outlets clarified most of the missing black DC girls are runaways. Media outlets like […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Police Brutality

    People Found A Way To Blame Beyoncé For Kendall’s Pepsi Ad And It’s BS

    People Found A Way To Blame Beyoncé For Kendall’s Pepsi Ad And It’s BS

    There’s a corner of Twitter that found it appropriate to drag Beyoncé into this ad scandal with Kendall Jenner and Pepsi. It doesn’t matter that she was somewhere being pregnant AF and celebrating her ninth wedding anniversary with her hubby, Jay Z. It also doesn’t matter that while Kendall Jenner was following in the footsteps […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Digital Generation

    10 Hilarious Memes That Show How Ridiculous Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad Really Is

    10 Hilarious Memes That Show How Ridiculous Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad Really Is

    Kendall Jenner was completely clobbered by outraged Twitter users on Tuesday over a tone-deaf Pepsi ad that boldly exploited the Black Lives Matter movement. In the ad, Jenner is modeling for a photo shoot when a protest in the street catches her eye and she drops everything (including her blonde wig) to join. She marches through […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Queer Culture

    Why Black And LGBTQ+ Students Are More Likely To Experience Sexual Assault

    Why Black And LGBTQ+ Students Are More Likely To Experience Sexual Assault

    Black and LGBTQ+ students are the least protected from sexual assault on their college campuses, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. This includes both non-LGBTQ+ black women and men, as well as LGBTQ+ students of all colors. The study breaks it down in this way: Non-transgender women […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Like An Adult

    10 Signs You’re Making Less Than You Deserve And Need A Raise ASAP

    10 Signs You’re Making Less Than You Deserve And Need A Raise ASAP

    Your gut instinct is the real MVP: You just don’t give it enough credit.Nine times out of 10, you know whether or not you deserve a raise. You know how well you’ve done or exactly what areas you need to improve upon in order to be up for a raise in the future. The problem […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Love Hurts

    6 Signs Your Ex Totally Isn’t Over You And Doesn’t Deserve Another Chance

    6 Signs Your Ex Totally Isn’t Over You And Doesn’t Deserve Another Chance

    Going back to an ex is tricky business. People who are truly meant to be together always find a way back to each other, right? Sort of. There are also people who mistake love for dysfunction and think that all of their breakup-to-makeup business is cute. Full disclosure: It’s not. But it’s happened to the best of […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Just The Way You Are

    The Internet Is Losing It Over This Photo Of Michelle Obama With Natural Hair

    The Internet Is Losing It Over This Photo Of Michelle Obama With Natural Hair

    Sigh. It’s not like we (OK, maybe just black women) haven’t always wanted to witness our former FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, step out sporting a luxurious natural hairstyle. The natural hair movement has swelled over the last five years, with more black women opting to abandon their straightening perms and flat irons to let their natural hair […]
  • Marquaysa Battle on Change Our World

    9 Things Black Women Need From Feminism Before We Own The Label

    9 Things Black Women Need From Feminism Before We Own The Label

    On Friday, actress and comedian Tina Fey called out white women who voted Donald Trump into office. She confronted them for turning a blind eye to the mess his administration may create for women, people of color and other marginalized groups. During a Facebook Live telethon fundraiser for the American Civil Liberties Union, Fey said, A lot […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Culture

    Why Black Women Will Always Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Black Men

    Why Black Women Will Always Have A Love-Hate Relationship With Black Men

    Dave Chappelle was my all-time hero. I spent many a’ summer nights eating burgers while glued to the my dad’s couch, watching re-runs of “Chappelle’s Show.” It was our family thing. The black Klansmen skit was our favorite, and still makes me laugh. clayton bigsby rip pic.twitter.com/pjo9SIjWjU — rustyfishplate (@rustyfishplate) March 19, 2017 But it […]
  • Marquaysa Battle in Dating

    9 Signs Your Crush Is Undateable, As Told By Donald Trump Tweets

    9 Signs Your Crush Is Undateable, As Told By Donald Trump Tweets

    A fuckboy can either be easy-to-spot or hiding in plain sight. Both are chronic time-wasters, but the latter are by far the most dangerous. They’ll make you fall in love (or passionate lust) and before you know it, you’re entangled with the biggest sucker ever. The way to prevent the heartache, irritation and confusion is to […]