“From Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union” was a joint program of three Smithsonian establishments: the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened on the National Mall in September 2016.
To date, the group has provided upwards of $11 million in grants to some 170 community-based organizations, many of which work to lift African-American women and their families out of poverty.
In a sit-down with ESSENCE, New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, discusses her mission to promote mental health awareness across America.
"During this milestone 40th anniversary we are proud of the work we accomplished this year, and of our conference,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president/ CEO of the CBCF.
Michelle Obama is the gift that keeps on giving as she eagerly surprises Howard University students inside the institution's School of Business auditorium.
For African-American women in attendance at this year’s convention, the moment had particular significance.
After five terms in the Senate, Rep. Edwards is hoping to fill the vacancy left by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who intends to retire later this year.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is poised to become the first Black female senator in almost 20 years—that is, if she gets through the next few grueling months on the campaign trail. ESSENCE spoke with the exceedingly ambitious leader about her plans for 2016 and how she's blazing trails to win the seat.
The Ford Motor Company Fund has given more than $300 million on community development programs in many Black neighborhoods
The First Lady talked to a group of high school seniors on the importance of continuing education
The poll highlights top issues for Black women in the 2016 presidential election
Donna M. Owens takes a look at the changing landscape of Civil Rights in America and considers the role Black sororities play in today's movement.
"I know the impact that these schools have on students, particularly those from the most underserved communities,” said Rep. Alma Adams at the launch
Paying for our children's college tuition may hamper our ability to save for retirement. Here, two mothers dish on how they managed to make it work.