Activist Brittany Packnett started the Twitter hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork Tuesday afternoon for African-American females to share their difficult work experiences after public figures disrespected White House correspondent April D. Ryan and Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.
Despite all the talk about prevention and warning signs, more Black young women under 50 are suffering from heart attacks at greater numbers than ever before.
In its 130-year history, the prestigious Harvard Law Review has never elected a Black woman to serve as president – until now. ImeIme Umana, a Pennsylvania native and daughter of Nigerian immigrants was elected to the post on Jan. 29 of this year. Umana, 24, was raised in the town of State College. Her late […]
Olympic Sisterhood The Summer games in Rio were chock full of Black Girl Magic, led by a group of incredibly talented and dynamic female gold medalists like Simone Biles, Simone Manuel and Michelle Carter. They showed up, showed out and showed the world what Black women can do. But that wasn’t even the best part […]
Incarcerated Black women face issues of labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights. The incarceration rate for Black women is more than twice that of White women—a racial disparity that has remained even as the overall rate of incarceration has declined. Incarcerated women face a host of human and civil rights concerns, including labor exploitation, sexual victimization, overmedication, and assault on reproductive rights.
The report highlights the progress that has been made in regards to creating opportunities for women and girls of color.
Underserved women are affected the most, according to the study. Approximately two-thirds of women in jail identify with a minority group; 44 percent are Black, 15 percent Hispanic, and five percent are of other racial/ethnic backgrounds. Thirty six percent of women in jail identify as White.
While Hillary Clinton prepares to accept a historic nomination as the first women presidential candidate of a major party – a move that will shatter the proverbial glass ceiling – the diversity of the women at the helm of the Democratic National Convention cannot be ignored. Women of color have not only graced the stage in primetime speaking […]
Inspired by video from a comedian’s bit on Facebook, Erica Campbell poses what seems to be an age-old question: do black women have a problem submitting to men? Black women have long had a reputation for being more rebellious and refusing to submit in relationships to men- why is that? These listeners put their two […]
“I wasn’t afraid,” she says. “I felt disgust at what is being done across the country. At the fact that it’s come this far that we have to take to the streets in protest to demand our safety.”
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