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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....


Commentary: What Nine Words? Viola Davis Makes History Without Making a Sound
Last night's groundbreaking episode of How to Get Away With Murder made viewers proud....


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


This Day in Black History: Oct. 11, 1970
MC Lyte, the first female rapper to earn a gold single, was born on Oct. 11, 1970....


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


March Marks Women’s History Month
For 31 designated days, the U.S. acknowledges the accomplishments of females worldwide during Women...


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....


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...


Feb. 7 Is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
African-Americans are the racial population most impacted by HIV/AIDS....


Genetic Breast Cancer More Common in African-Americans
Why the BRCA gene matters to Black women....


King Memorial Event Celebrates the Women of the Civil Rights Movement
People easily forget the contributions women made to the civil rights movement, but their hard work...


This Day in Black History: July 6, 1957
Althea Gibson became the first African-American to win Wimbledon on July 6, 1957....


The Supreme Price Focuses on Empowering Girls in Nigeria
Joanna Lipper's "The Supreme Price" provides a historical and social context for Nigeria's Pro-Demo...


Omar Epps Schools Social Media Followers on History of His Skirt Style
The actor talks about African tribes and their traditional garb....

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