BY Madison N Nunes
on Apr 17, 2015
To teach her daughter about inspiring African American women, Chauncia Boyd Rogers dressed Ava Noelle up as some of the most influential ladies in American history. Despite the fact that they're just taken with a cellphone, these photos give us all an adorable HER-story lesson.
Phillis Wheatley is both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was the first black, ... Read More
History usually chooses to ignore female revolutionaries who fought alongside glorified men like Che Guevara and Martin Luther King Jr. But inspirational women have been shaping our landscape throughout the course of time, and the lesser-knowns deserve some credit.
Here are ten incredible women (in no particular order) you might not be familiar with who taught us how to fight for what we believe in:
1. Celia Sanchez
Most people associate the Cuban ... Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Apr 15, 2015
Feminism. The term sometimes gets a bad rap because people don’t fully understand what it actually means. (side note: LOOK THAT SHIZ UP) Delve deeper into the various facets of feminism, and things can get even more convoluted. But fear no more! Akilah, Obviously, the mastermind behind the smoothiefreak channel on YouTube, has created a video that explains intersectionality in feminism. WITH PIZZA. It's fantastic and exactly spot on, so check it out, ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Apr 14, 2015
Emmy-award winning director Elizabeth Rohrbaugh met Carlene Borden when she was 65 years old and had already served over three decades in a Missouri prison for the murder of her husband, Delbert. The court refused to enter the years of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse she endured at Delbert's hands into evidence. It didn’t consider the time he severely beat their daughter, following her recent spinal surgery. It failed to acknowledge the fact that every ... Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Apr 10, 2015
Almost one year ago, more than 200 girls were abducted in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria by the group Boko Haram. The internet was in uproar, people published graphic after graphic, world leaders swore to be involved—but in spite of all those promises and stances, 219 girls are still missing.
A series of turbulent events both in the United States and internationally has turned media attention away from these young women and to other issues. International ... Read More