Women of Color

A Poem About the Women's March by Johnetta Ellis Elzie

"Where were you?"<p><i>In this op-ed, we share a powerful poem written by civil rights activist and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, Johnetta Elzie.</i><p>Where were you when your ancestors set out to steal my ancestors from our homes?<br>When they raped African women then refused to acknowledge their own children, …

Black History

11 Profound Photos From Black Women At The Women's March

"Don't forget: white women voted for Trump."<p>Black women showed out at women’s marches around the world on Saturday with some ridiculously profound signage.<p>While some women of color expressed mixed feelings over the march and chose not to attend, those who did made sure to send powerful messages. …

What’s Next for the Women Who Marched

On Point<p>Study: Black women more likely to die of cervical cancer than white women in the U.S.<p>The new study, published today in the journal <i>Cancer</i>, …

Gender

The Real Women's March. Where Feminism Met Humanitarianism

Yesterday in DC, I had the honor of marching and protesting with hundreds of thousands of sisters and brothers from all over the country. Without a doubt, the event was feminist-centric, but as the people who attended knew, it carried an even broader theme: humanitarianism.<p>When I first learned of …

Feminism

Many White Women Marched. Now What?

Here’s some truth white women need to hear.<p>Wow. That was amazing, wasn’t it? I have not felt so full and fired up in a while. And judging from the internet, that’s true for so many of us white women. We got some joy, and we needed it! (Of course: many people who are not white women marched, and …

Racism

Why Anti-Choice Politicians Inspired Me to Share My Abortion Story

I’m not known for my silence. My laugh is typically the loudest in the room; my friends and family know my opinion on everything; and most folks think my life is an open book. But for 17 years I kept a secret—a silence that was not released until last year when I finally shared my abortion story. …

Abortion

Numbers Don't Lie: Trump’s Inauguration Turnout Was Lower Than Obama’s And The Women’s March

Despite pushback from an ego-sensitive Trump, the media continues to report the crowd estimates of his swearing-in were lower than the women's …

‘The Black Girl’ Stacey Dash Canned By Fox News

Stacey Dash, a vehement Trump supporter and Republican apologist—you know, the one former Fox CEO Roger Ailes reportedly called “the black girl”—has …

African-American News

Aww: Beyonce Breaks Media Silence For Interview About Ms. Tina

Here are five new things we learned from Ms. Tina’s New York Times’ interview (with nuggets from Bey and Solange!)<p>An interview with Beyonce is …

Pop Culture

13th and the Invisibleness of Black Women

Acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s documentary <i>13th</i> was released on Netflix last week. Masterfully produced and directed by DuVernay, it is a poignant …

Racism

Race And Feminism: Women's March Recalls The Touchy History

The streets of Washington looked vastly different the day after Donald J. Trump's inauguration than they did the day-of. Instead of the largely white crowds that lined Pennsylvania Avenue on Inauguration Day, people of all colors, classes and ages filled the streets for what's being called the most …

Feminism

White women’s support for Trump is a thorny issue for some marchers of color

In a small clearing amid the busloads of protesters in Washington on Saturday, a group of activists held up large portraits of black women and called …

Racism

New video: 'The Light Between Oceans' gets lost at sea

<b>New on Blu-ray</b><p>“The Light Between Oceans” (Touchstone/DreamWorks DVD, $29.99; Blu-ray, $39.99; also available on VOD)<p>There’s an outstanding movie stuck inside the meandering melodrama “The Light Between Oceans.” Writer-director Derek Cianfrance’s adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s novel isn’t as lean and …

Movies

U.S. History in Context - Document

At the start of World War II (1939–45) most Americans still held an old-fashioned notion of women's place in society; that is, they believed that a …

Gender

He Put A Ring On It: Tika Sumpter Is Engaged!

The super-private actress shared the happy news just months after giving birth to her first child.<p>The gorgeous Tika Sumpter is engaged!<p>The new mom …

Barack and Michelle Obama Send First Tweets As Civilians Again

The former first couple are officially tweeting from their original @BarackObama and @MichelleObama handles<p>President Barack Obama is now a …

Taraji P. Henson and Pharrell Offer Multiple Free Screenings Of 'Hidden Figures'

From Chicago to Washington DC, they want those in need to see the inspirational film<p>Taraji P. Henson and Pharrell Williams are paying it …

Movies

Women of color on what's at stake under President Trump

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> Hundreds of thousands of women are expected to march in Washington D.C. and other cities across the country this weekend to raise awareness of women's rights and other civil rights issues that many think are being threatened by the Trump administration. The gathering is expected to …

Civil Rights

When computers were human: the black women behind NASA’s success

In the mid-20th century, when discrimination and segregation were rife, a number of black women were making their mark at NASA. Here are just a few

NASA

Spreading The Word About HIV Prevention For African-American Women

African-American women are more likely to be infected with HIV than other women, and many don't know it. So public health officials and advocates are trying to get the word out about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis. It's a daily medication that helps prevent HIV infection.<p>"This is all about …

Public Health

Solange's Performance At The Busboys And Poets 'Peace Ball' Was The Blackest Thing To See Before Trump's Inauguration

Black excellence was at an all-time high during Busboys and Poets' 'Peace Ball,' held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture …

Black History

Moving Photographs From The Inauguration Protests In D.C.

Protestors descend upon the nation's capital and insist their voices are heard.<p>Inauguration 2017 Protests<p>Photo by Patrick Melon<p>Photo by Patrick …

Malia Obama Lands Another Big Hollywood Internship For The Summer

This summer, Malia will be a part of the behind the scenes action once again.<p>When the Obamas return from their post-White House vacation in Palm …

Malia Obama

Michelle Obama's Final White House Fashion Moment Is Perfect

Forever our Fist Lady.<p>It's with a heavy heart that we watched Barack and Michelle Obama exit the White House for the final time on Friday morning …

Fashion

Obama Generation: Kids Reflect On What Having A Black President Meant To Them

As the nation prepares to usher in a new era of GOP-lead politics, people around the nation are feeling the burdening sadness of seeing the first …

Michelle Obama

How to tell if the Women’s March is about real feminism — not the safe, trendy kind

Like so many millennial little girls, I was told I could be anything I wanted to be when I grew up — as long as I was home by 11, I didn’t go out with boys, and I stopped having an extra slice of cake at dinner.<p>I dreamt of participating in a social justice march like those of the ’60s, and felt …

Feminism

“Hidden Figures”: The True Story of the Black Women at NASA Daring “Fearlessly to Pursue Their Dreams”

<i>MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY’S</i> Hidden Figures<i> is the story and celebration of the four dozen unsung black women who worked as computers, mathematicians,</i> …

Black History

A century after suffragists marched on Washington, feminism faces the same hurdle — race

On the eve of Woodrow Wilson's inauguration, some 8,000 women descended upon Washington, D.C., crowding Pennsylvania Avenue in an attempt to force …

Black Culture

SA women take longer to cheat than their global counterparts: study

A new study has revealed that unlike in many other parts of the world, South African women take a significantly longer time before they cheat on …

Marriage

‘Hidden Figures’: Lessons for the Resistance in the Age of Trump

‘Hidden Figures’ and Its Lessons for the Resistance<i>Theodore Melfi’s film about black women mathematicians is now the biggest movie in America — just</i> …

NAACP