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July 20: The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps was formed and included 40 African American women, 1942
July 20, 2021
July 20: The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was formed and included 40 African American women, 1942 ... read more »
The “Black RJ Policy Agenda” will turn racism upside down
July 1, 2021
Reproductive Justice was birthed by 12 Black women in 1994, as the U.S. contemplated universal health care without acknowledging or rectifying the health care system in place, which was — and continues to be — riddled with deadly racism. ... read more »
SoCal Legends: Noelle Quinn
June 10, 2021
Noelle Quinn went from being a fan of the WNBA to making history in the league. Quinn was recently named the head coach of the Seattle Storm, making her the first African American female coach of the franchise. ... read more »
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NAACP President Discusses Biden Administration Appointees and the Impact of COVID Black Americans
June 3, 2021
The NAACP's mission is that everyone receives the facts they need to make the best decisions for their families and communities while the fight against the pandemic goes forward, said NAACP president Derrick Johnson. Johnson appeared for a live interview with the National Newspaper Publishers Association's morning news program, "Let It Be Known." ... read more »
Experts Say It’s Rare that a ‘Jury of your Peers’ Applies to African Americans
June 3, 2021
“When a juror is unable to relate to a person accused of a crime, the defendant is more likely to face stiffer penalties, up to and including life in prison,” said Charlotte, N.C.-based Attorney Darlene Harris, who after trying a recent murder trial, spoke to a White male juror who shared that a lot of the jurors could not understand the African American defendant. ... read more »
Left Out of MeToo: New Initiative Focuses on Black Survivors
May 25, 2021
It's been more than three years since the (hash)MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. But Tarana Burke, the activist who gave the movement its name, says concrete change has been incremental at best _ and especially for Black survivors. ... read more »
COVID-19 Cases and Deaths are Down Among Blacks in Los Angeles County
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported 378 new Covid-19 cases among Blacks (down by 81). The County also recorded 10 deaths among Blacks since last Tuesday (down by eight souls). ... read more »
Stop Helping White Supremacists Attack Black Women
April 15, 2021
Malcolm X said, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman,” he said. “The most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman.” ... read more »
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“Pet to Threat Syndrome”
April 8, 2021
This past week I had the privilege of hosting a conversation with Teresa Samaniego, Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement with ABC7 to closeout Women History Month. ... read more »
Women, Holding Up Half of Heaven: Sustaining the Movement and the World
March 25, 2021
As we close out the month of March, Black History Month II: Women Focus, I am drawn to two ancient teachings concerning the sacred and social significance of women in the world. And I want to use them as foundation and framework for paying homage to African women of the world, of the Movement and especially the women of Us. ... read more »
Fair Play, Means Fair Pay
March 25, 2021
As we close out Women’s History Month there has been much attention paid to the progress women have made over the years.  The stone-cold reality is, women are still underrepresented at every level in the workplace, and women of color are the most underrepresented group of all, lagging behind white men, men of color and white women. ... read more »
Fannie Lou Hamer Walking Off the Plantation: Questioning and Transforming America
March 18, 2021
It is our foremother, Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, who taught us the morality of remembrance, saying: “There are two things we should all care about. Never to forget where we came from and always praise the bridges that carried us over.” ... read more »
Ask Dr. Jeanette, Success On “The Way: “Women Take The Lead” “Resurrecting Revival” “The Mothers of Gynecology” part 1
March 18, 2021
Revival: A time of awakened interest; reviving what belonged to an earlier time, but now, coming into new importance and significance previously denied for such a time as this. (jp) ... read more »
Goldman Sachs Financial Group Commits $10 Billion in Investment Capital to Impact One Million Black Women
March 18, 2021
The Goldman Sachs joined roundtables that focused on the barriers Black women face as entrepreneurs, and how targeted investments can work as a bridge to equality. Their compass in navigating through directive comes from Goldman’s relationships with sororities such as Delta Sigma Theta Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho S Inc., and Black women’s organizations, such as the National Council of Negro Women, Black Women’s Roundtable, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Power Rising, Walker’s Legacy Foundation, The Links, Inc., and the Sistahs in Business Expo. ... read more »
Celebrating Black Women’s History: Achievements, Strengths and Struggles
March 11, 2021
This year’s celebration of Black History Month II: Women’s Focus comes at a time of the pandemic COVID-19 and the continuing pathology of oppression. It is also a time of resistance, rising up and raising the battle cries: Black Women Rising; Black Men Rising; Black People Rising; No Justice, No Peace; and Liberation’s Coming From A Black and Beautiful Thing. ... read more »
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