A white North Carolina woman who harassed two black women while they waited for AAA roadside assistance has turned herself into police, according to NBC News affiliate WCNC of Charlotte. Susan Westwood, 51, turned herself in on Saturday. She was transferred to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department, where she was served with an outstanding misdemeanor […]
In their newest issue, Essence Magazine is celebrating the sistas of the resistance—and it’s seriously amazing! https://www.instagram.com/p/BS84lqsAa1G/?taken-by=essence&hl=en Rocking “Stay Woke” tee-shirts, this is one powerful array of women: writer/producer Shonda Rhimes, MSNBC’s Joy-Ann Reid, Women’s March co-chairs Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour and Carmen Perez. In addition, our favorite political commentator Angela Rye, Circle of Mothers […]
Unrepentant jewel thief Doris Payne has been arrested again. But this time, it’s not for a new theft. The 86-year-old Payne was arrested on a failure to a appear warrant for an earlier theft at Atlanta’s Perimeter Mall. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports: Doris Payne, the jewel thief who’s stolen about $2 million worth […]
The plaintiffs are seeking $5 million in damages with one woman claiming she was forced to wear a wig after applying Optimum Amla Legend No-Mix, No-Lye Relaxer.
Dr. Mae C. Jemison made history on this day in 1992 by becoming the first woman of color to travel to space. Dr. Jemison took her lone flight to the stars aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour before moving on to a stellar career in education. Mae Carol Jemison was born October 17, 1956 in Decatur, […]
Black women have always had a way with words. It's engrained in us, as culturally, across time and space, we have used our words to survive, preserve and thrive.
The hair and fashion industry can boast of several innovators, including Madame C.J. Walker, among others. Christina M. Jenkins is one of those great minds who is largely credited for creating the hair weaving process. Christina Mae Thomas was born Christmas Day in 1920, although there are conflicting dates regarding her day of birth. […]
Toni “Tomboy” Stone was the first woman to play for a men’s professional baseball league. Although she was signed to save a lagging Negro League team’s ticket sales, she proved to be far more than just a novelty player. Marcenia Lyle Stone was born July 17, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Of her four siblings, Stone […]
Twitter has been educating people regarding all the fabulous things that women of color have achieved, been the “first” to do and more! From famous individuals to the woman that is quietly making strides in your local neighborhood, we picked a few of our favorites. Check out these historical facts about the accomplishments of our […]