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Black Women Leaders Talk About the Power of Education
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts intergenerational panel of women civil rights leaders....


First Lady: Education Is Most Important Civil Rights Issue
Michelle Obama pushes education at White House Black History Month event....


#WeAreBlackHistory: Black Digital Influencers Re-Imagine Icons
The powerful photography series features top bloggers and digital mavens recreating legendary photo...


Planned Parenthood Honors 99 Dream Keepers for Black History Month
To celebrate Black History Month, Planned Parenthood will honor and highlight 99 African-American l...


BET Amps Up Mega Specials for 15th Anniversary of BET Awards
BET Networks is pleased to announce the return of its acclaimed music mega-specials for 2015....


Five Black Women on Georgia Ballot Make History
Connie Stokes, Liz Johnson, Doreen Carter, Valarie Wilson and Robbin Shipp will all appear on the b...


Meet the Georgia Five: Black Women Running for Statewide Office
Voters could elect five Black women to statewide office in the Peach state....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 25, 1997
Philadelphia hosted the Million Woman March on Oct. 25, 1997....


This Day in Black History: Jan. 15, 1908
On Jan. 15, 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first Greek-lettered African-American sorority, was founde...


This Day in Black History: May 29, 1851
Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at...


This Day in Black History: Jan. 16, 1920
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 2, 2012
Gabrielle Douglas won an Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics on Aug. 2, 2012....


This Day in Black History: Sept. 26, 1981
Tennis superstar Serena Williams was born on Sept. 26, 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan....


Economics Needs More Minorities, Women, Says Federal Reserve Chair
Janet Yellen addressed the lack of diversity among economists at the National Summit on Diversity i...


This Day in Black History: March 31, 1888
Sojourner Truth helped to establish the National Council of Women in the United States on March 31,...


This Day in Black History: March 21, 1986
Debi Thomas became the first Black woman to win the Women's World Figure Skating Championship on Ma...


This Day in Black History: July 30, 2002
Lisa Leslie is the first woman to slam dunk in a professional game....


Commentary: Why Tyga Is Wrong About Black Sexuality
No, not everything to us is about “smashing.”...


Commentary: Serena Continues to Prove She’s Best Player Ever
Youngest of tennis-playing Williams sisters adds another Grand Slam to her trophy case....


Women’s History Month Profile: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Trailblazer
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, is the first woman elected as a head of state in A...

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