ESSENCE Special Report: How D.C.'s Disappearing Girls Highlight The Nation's Black and Missing Problem
"Black women and girls are going missing and it’s not just in Washington D.C. It’s happening in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, Atlanta and other urban areas around the country."
In a nation where Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland and hundreds of Black men and women have died following police encounters, the intense subject matter may not prove entertaining for everyone. Still, if the first episode is any indication, 'Shots Fired' will make for compelling TV.
The new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, which opened over the weekend on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, stands as a testament to the renowned liberator.
While women in the U.S. have collectively made great strides, the undervaluation of women’s work, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, job insecurity, equal pay, and family leave remain pressing issues.
“The president has set a high bar; however, we await the opportunity to see if the administration will meet their pledges, specifically as it pertains to funding for HBCUs,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president/CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
“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.