Beyond her spellbinding beauty, Voodoo queen Marie Laveau exerted power, resistance and compassion in the era of slavery.
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is like a broken winged bird that cannot fly,” are just one of the few lines of prose created by Langston […]
Naming the Black women who have given birth to the movements that are so vital to social justice and our collective well-being is a necessary step toward truly celebrating Black excellence.
Nestled between Adam Clayton Jr., and Frederick Douglass Boulevards, the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York has claimed its throne as the keeper of Black history for 85 years. Since […]
As a formerly incarcerated woman, Topeka K. Sam is confronting a system that disenfranchised her and millions of others.
From Shirley Chisholm to Kamala Harris and Ayanna Pressley, the legacy of Black women in politics is one that challenges the status quo. History has shown that Black women continually show up for others, but will the Democratic Party finally support our candidates and give us an opportunity to lead?
Mary Eliza Mahoney was one of only four students to complete the rigorous graduate nursing program at the New England Hospital for Women and Children, making her the first Black licensed nurse.
Leslie Mac is more than a connector; she gets the organizing done with proven results.
The Arch Social Club has stayed alive by respecting older traditions but embracing newer trends, too, as it remains determined to “light up, illuminate and revitalize.”
Black History Now: Vilissa Thompson—Activist, Writer, Licensed Social Worker And Disability-Rights Advocate
Thompson grew up knowing about the complexities of being Black with a disability. Now she’s working to dispel the myths surrounding disabilities, including those that still go undiagnosed and ignored in our community.
She was jailed, disrespected and deported for her beliefs, but Claudia Jones never stopped fighting for the rights of working-class Black people and Black women.
Fannie Lou Hamer’s little-known work around agricultural advocacy in her native Mississippi shows that the civil rights icon was also a grassroots philosopher and practitioner of something akin to the contemporary food-justice movement.
Wherever there is Morrison’s voice, there is Blackness; wherever there is Morrison, there is womanhood; wherever there is Morrison, there are Black women, untethered.
The "Good Morning America" anchor is part of a new video series in honor of Black History Month.
Black people for centuries have said if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. While many Black LGBTQ+voices continue to be targeted and silenced in popular queer […]
Mary Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis set herself apart from other neoclassical sculptors at the time, through her works that highlighted her Native American heritage and the oppression of Black people.