There has been no national outcry against the death of Aura Rosser at the hands of the Ann Arbor, Mich. Police Department. Writer Terrell Jermaine Starr wonders if black men’s lives matter more than black women’s.
Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary.
The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell the untold stories of lighter-skinned women around the globe.
A highly criticized New York Times article published last week really offended a few black women. In her op-ed, Alessandra Stanley described actress Viola Davis — star of Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC show “How To Get Away With Murder”— as “less than classically beautiful.”
Viola Davis had a few choice words for Stanley, saying “You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise!!!”
She wasn’t the only one who criticized Stanley. Black women from across the nation took to social media in defense of Davis by launching a beautiful online campaign in celebration of black beauty.
Sometimes I look at my little sister and wish I had the power to filter out all what’s wrong with the world. She is a dark skinned, young lady with a shy smile and short curls. She just entered her teenage years and will learn the ways of the world. I hope it makes her stronger. I hope the pressure turns her into a diamond.
Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government.
That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in collaboration with the Center for American Progress.
The report, “Status of Black Women in American Politics,” highlights the extent to which the voices of black women are not be adequately heard, or their concerns addressed.
A former black editor for People Magazine is suing the company for racism.
Tatasha Robertson was reportedly the only black editor at the magazine. She says she was terminated from her job because of the color of her skin.
The United States military is easing up on its hairstyle requirements to allow more styles that are popular with black women. The changes come in response to criticism from black service members and lawmakers that black recruits had been treated unfairly by the new restrictions.
In November, Georgia will make history. For the first time in the state and the nation, five black women will be on a statewide ballot.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country.
In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white man’s $1.
Adichie had previously hinted at the project, but the news was just confirmed recently via the Stylist Magazine blog.