The congresswoman says she's been calling for and talking about a Trump impeachment since his inauguration and Black women have the power to shape American democracy.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) knows that for too many Black girls, an average school day can spiral out of control with life-altering consequences. A fight with a classmate, a tense […]
Four Freshman Congresswomen, nicknamed “The Squad,” got candid about politics, President Donald Trump and even personal likes and dislikes during an NAACP town hall that drew a crowd of onlookers […]
Black women’s labor and ingenuity in America have helped shape movements and advance change. Yet, historically, these contributions have been erased, or the credit and glory given to someone else. […]
The event drew lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.
The annual event is expected to draw thousands from across country, world.
There was African drumming, gospel music, healing rituals, poetry, speeches—along with prayers and tears—as thousands gathered in Hampton, Virginia to commemorate 400 years since slavery began in English North America. In […]
Congresswomen Karen Bass and Brenda Lawrence spoke to ESSENCE about Trump's racist rhetoric.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Talks Voting Rights, Harriet Tubman And Black Women’s Voting Power
Senate Minority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer (D-N.Y.), a Harvard-educated lawyer, former longtime Brooklyn Congressman and now the Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate, spoke on the Senate floor yesterday (Tuesday, […]
The National Museum of African American History & Culture played host to a star-studded event that celebrated Black womanhood.
Black Music Month: Black Women Lead The Recording Academy Chapters That Do More Than Just Hand Out Awards
Grammy Award-winning gospel artist, Yolanda Adams, serves as chapter president of the Recording Academy Texas. She's just one example.
As criminal justice reform gains momentum in the United States, and practices such as cash bail are being challenged, advocates nationwide are coordinating plans to help free incarcerated Black mothers and caregivers in time for Mother’s Day.
Former President Barack Obama, Hollywood celebs, youth and advocates from around the world gathered in the nation’s capital recently to celebrate the life and continuing legacy of Nelson Mandela. Oscar-nominated […]
Rhiana Gunn-Wright was always curious about policy, even before she fully understood the term. “Growing up I’d wonder about structures—in my neighborhood and schools,” the 29-year-old South Side Chicago native […]
Women of color were in the room when the team at Emily’s List hosted its annual conference and gala, taking a victory lap for its role in helping to elect […]
A newly released report is shedding light on key issues—politics, money, education, health and more—impacting America’s 22.7 million Black women. Friday in the nation’s capital, leaders of the civic group, […]
Pugh was interviewed for an Essence + Policy Link series on women mayors.
As part of the youngest and most diverse freshman class ever in the House of Representatives, badass Black Congresswomen are bringing their passion for change to Capitol Hill.
A bold new initiative from the nation’s largest bank aims to bolster wealth and provide an array of opportunities for Black Americans. The effort from JPMorgan Chase is called ‘Advancing […]