Moving Forward

An Artist Creates a Mural of Michelle Obama And Nobody's Happy

A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project.
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Black Women Are Disappearing All Over the Country; They’re Taking Our Greatest Natural Resource

What would the world be without social media? If we left it up to primary news outlets would we know that black women were vanishing out of thin air at alarming rates? They aren’t finding bodies and there are no ...
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Harry Belafonte: A Voice of Social Injustice

It’s become popular to be an activist in 2017. In a matter of seconds an injustice can become a hashtag and with one tweet you can become the voice of a generation. Now imagine being the voice of social injustice ...
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Houston Style Goes One-on-One with Comedic Legend Dick Gregory

As part of his national tour, comedic legend and civil rights activist Dick Gregory visited Houston last week to entertain guests at the city’s Dolce Ultra Lounge and Bistro with his age-old comedy, and also to share some of his ...
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center Grand Opening Events March 11 and 12

Man driving toward exit ramp on highway, signs marked Poughkeepsie and Tightening of Chest, Shortness of Breath, This Exit
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SuperBOLD Luncheon Celebrates & Embraces Women BOSSES

All it takes is an idea, and the tenacity to see it through.
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Imelme Umana Becomes 1st Black Woman President of the Harvard Law Review

On Sunday, Harvard Law School‘s black law students’ association announced on Twitter that Imelme Umana, HLS ’18, had become the first black woman to serve as president of the Harvard Law Review.
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THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents Exclusive U.S. Broadcast Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, February 21 on PBS During Black History Month

Distinctly referred to as "a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture," Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American ...
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Black Lady Liberty On a Coin for the First Time

A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty
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Ava DuVernay's Filmmaking Passion Began With a Briefcase

Ava DuVernay is a director and producer who turns her passions into stories, from documentaries like "13TH" to big-budget sci-fi fantasy adventures. She's a justice-seeker, a forward-thinker and a "Creator."
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Essence ‘Black Women in Music’ Celebrates Four-Time GRAMMY® Winner Erykah Badu

Time Inc.’s (NYSE:TIME) Essence, the preeminent brand for African-American women, will host its highly anticipated 8th annual “Black Women in Music”—an official GRAMMY® Week event—on Thursday, February 9, in Los Angeles. The invitation-only soiree will salute the year’s extraordinary GRAMMY ...
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Launches Global Year of Service With Induction of Women's Empowerment Advocates Dr. Anita Hill, Esq., Cynthia James and Rhona Bennett

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, a 96-year-old women's service organization, inducted Dr. Anita Hill, Esq., Cynthia James, and Rhona Bennett as honorary members on Saturday, Jan. 7. A reception in their honor was held following their induction, which occurred during ...
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“A Conversation with Harry Belafonte” Kicks Off Brilliant Lecture Series’ 2017 Season

Harry Belafonte, who championed social equality and brought global awareness to the plight of the African people, has accepted an invitation from the Brilliant Lecture Series and Scott Brogan, its Founding Director, to appear in Houston. The ground-breaking artist, humanitarian ...
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Astronaut Jeanette Epps to be NASA’s 1st African-American Crew Member on International Space Station

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American crewmember on the International Space Station when she flies to space next year, the space agency announced Wednesday.
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“Birth of a Movement”, PBS Documentary on William Monroe Trotter and his Protest of Original “The Birth of a Nation”, Premieres Feb. 6

Birth of a Movement, a documentary about African-American newspaper editor William Monroe Trotter‘s 1915 battle against America’s first blockbuster movie – D.W. Griffith‘s infamous The Birth of a Nation – will have its broadcast premiere Feb 6, 2017 on Independent ...
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