Tephra Miriam: Making Black History with Sci-fi novel – Escape to Clown Town

As I view the world today through the eyes of a Black woman, I see a need for change. There are still too few Black women that are making it into places of power and influence in this country; we need them desperately. There are still too many Black women that are suffering in this country and this has to Read More …

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Merci McKinley: Making Black History with #MeToo Anthem – Silent For Too Long

Lawd Have Merci on Langston Hughes and Viola Davis I recognize that Black history is a constant journey of strength, resilience, and breaking down barriers. As a little girl, I was enthralled with expressing myself creatively. I distinctly remember the emotion I felt, as I read the literary works of poet and social activist Langston Hughes. His poem entitled “Harlem” Read More …

Neena Speer: Making Black History with the Step 1-2-3 Mentor Initiative

Neena Speer Was Born To Be A CEO From an early age my mother always told me, “You’re going to be a CEO!”  I didn’t quite understand until she was invited to be a Pre-Law Diversity Talks™ Speaker at the 2015 National Diversity Pre-Law Conference held in Washington, D.C.   While speaking on “The Importance of Diversity in Leadership Development,” Read More …

Nicole Lawrence: Queer Black Woman Making History at iamnovictim.org

Be Yourself – Make History I’m making Black history in 2018 by being myself. As cliche as that may sound, it is my act of defiance. In our current sociopolitical climate, people of color (especially Black folk) are treated as if we have no rights or place in a land we’ve built. To be myself is to go against all Read More …

Crystal “Kirei” Turner is making Black History with open mic series – These Words Live

Meet Poet/Spoken Word Artist Crystal “Kirei” Turner Creating Black History thru Art, Activism, and Entrepreneurship In 2018, I am continuing to make Black History through art and activism. Bringing awareness to the issues that Black women face, creating and maintaining spaces where we are able to speak freely and openly, about our truth. Making history is about leaving an impact, Read More …

Tynee Sims: Making Black History with a “Black-ass spirit” as host of Tynee Talks

Hey Ya’ll! I’m Tynee from TyneeTalks Blog and Podcast Exactly How Does One Make Black History? When I was approached to write how I am making Black History in 2018, initially, I was extremely excited, and then fear creeped in. I questioned myself. Was I really worthy of such a task? I had to sit back and think about what Read More …

Crystal Ferguson: From Uber Driver to CEO and Private Chauffeur

Forget Uber Call Elegant Chauffeurs When thinking of a paid car ride in today’s day and age, one of the first names to come to mind might be Uber, Lyft or another common app society somehow managed to convince you to download. These apps were created in light of efficiency. There are so many people trying to get from point Read More …

A Visual Reminder of the #BlackGirlMagic Created in January 2018

Oprah says NO To #Oprah2020: “I’m not interested. I don’t have the DNA for it.” https://t.co/PFFRv6VFJ7 — Black Girls Allowed (@BlkGirlsAllowed) January 26, 2018 You Can Thank Us Now: Black Women Are Trending And It’s More Than A Moment https://t.co/8xVkMajkjp #BlackGirlMagic #BlackGirlsRock — Black Girls Allowed (@BlkGirlsAllowed) January 28, 2018 Dora Milaje #BlackPanther pic.twitter.com/YrpyECcqNV — Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) January 30, Read More …

Najya Williams: Afro-Caribbean Harvard Student Making Black History Loudly and Without Pause

Najya Williams: “Black History is made everywhere, everyday”… Black History has often been reduced to the works of Harriet’s Tubman, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X, as well as other notable figures. While their works are among the most significant, society has reduced the diversity of our history to a handful of people who were able to grab Read More …

The Black Female Gaze Explained

By Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga The gaze has been known as a way of understanding how the look (knowledge, opinions, beliefs, etc.) of the other affects the individual and how this look or response influences the receiver. I am wondering why Black women expressing their feelings and challenging the status quo are often viewed as aggressive rather than progressive. This response could Read More …

7 Tips For Black Women to Live a Happier Life

  By Tinisha Johnson In this day and age when the world is changing, technology is advancing, and years have passed by in a blink of an eye, Black women may wonder about the future and how it will directly impact them. Today’s Black women are beginning to realize that change in the world, and they want a positive piece Read More …