Category: History

Equal Pay Day for All Women: All Year Long

Equal Pay Day for All Women: All Year Long

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11 Thoughts That Come to Mind When People Act Like Black Women are America’s Help

11 Thoughts That Come to Mind When People Act Like Black Women are America’s Help

Black women and Black gays were caught having fun again. We had just watched something beautiful. Something extraordinary. Something that was uplif [...]
Sexual Violence Then & Now: Alice Beatrice Jones

Sexual Violence Then & Now: Alice Beatrice Jones

1935:  When her white husband requested an annulment due to alleged fraud, Alice Beatrice Jones was pressured by the judge and her lawyer to show her [...]
Aretha Franklin, A Legacy Survivor Story

Aretha Franklin, A Legacy Survivor Story

Many of us will remember Aretha Franklin as the legendary “Queen of Soul” and the woman whose music reminded all of us that we deserve res [...]
7 social justice organizations to support during Black History Month (and every month)

7 social justice organizations to support during Black History Month (and every month)

7 social justice organizations to support during Black History Month (and every month) It should go without saying that celebrating Black Histor [...]
6 Simple Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

6 Simple Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month has arrived in style. Celebrate the moment with a mix of activities that are simple, yet inspirational. Sure, visiting historic mo [...]
The Scottsboro Boys by Emory University

The Scottsboro Boys by Emory University

We can't talk about rape and other sexual violence in the community without discussing ALL of the roads that led to the silencing of Black girls and w [...]
‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women

‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ explores the little-known terror campaign against black women

For Southern black women, the era of separate but equal was also a decades-long reign of white sexual terror. If Southern trees bore strange fruit, th [...]
Episode 25: Mildred Muhammad – The Murder Target

Episode 25: Mildred Muhammad – The Murder Target

http://youtu.be/s48W4YD5ylE Traumatic events take time to overcome. Time to accept that it happened, time to process the details, and time to do the [...]
3 Powerful Black Women Who Made History Share Experiences with Violence and Abuse

3 Powerful Black Women Who Made History Share Experiences with Violence and Abuse

revised from 2/22/16 Dorothy Dandridge When the Beyhive stings, it is in part because they are tired of losing talented Black wo [...]
I Will Survive: How Survivor Gloria Gaynor Keeps Inspiring Decades After the Release of Grammy Winning Song

I Will Survive: How Survivor Gloria Gaynor Keeps Inspiring Decades After the Release of Grammy Winning Song

At First I Was... When we have been wounded we must heal.   To do that, I think we all use a combination of tools.  Some of them are go [...]
4 Critical Takeaways from the Bill Cosby Tragedy for Celeb Pals, Fans, & the Public

4 Critical Takeaways from the Bill Cosby Tragedy for Celeb Pals, Fans, & the Public

So celebrities are still throwing their vocal public support behind accused rapists and child sexual abusers, hunh?     Barbra Walters (Wood [...]
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