In their newest issue, Essence Magazine is celebrating the sistas of the resistance—and it’s seriously amazing! https://www.instagram.com/p/BS84lqsAa1G/?taken-by=essence&hl=en Rocking “Stay Woke” tee-shirts, this is one powerful array of women: writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez. In addition, our favorite political commentator Angela Rye, Circle of Mothers […]
Director John Ridley is receiving major backlash for not including more Black women in his new series Guerilla, but his reason behind the decision is what has everyone talking. In the upcoming Showtime series, Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay play activists in London attempting to free a political prisoner in the 1970s. Viewers who attended a […]
John Ridley says that he wrote in a South Asian love interest in his 1970s Black power show because of his own interracial marriage.
Two Black female employees --- Tichaona Brown and Tabrese Wright --- at Fox News Channel called out the network for discrimination in a lawsuit this week.
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.
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.