Tag: women’s history

Inauguration|Brave New Words

Inauguration|Brave New Words

America’s conscience arrived at the nation’s Capitol wearing a vibrant red Crown, masquerading as a Prada satin headband, adorning an upsweep of gorgeous braids. She dressed in a Prada bright yellow double-breasted wool coat, a crisp white poplin shirt, black leather pencil skirt, and pumps. In her repertoire, a message of hope.

Sidewalk Runway

After nearly a year of messy buns, sweats pants and zoom meetings; a look-back at styles through the decades. This one from the late 1960s.

40s Swagger

The World Was at War for the second time – and women decided to look their best – 40s Swagger

In Memoriam Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison dies at 88 We are profoundly sad to report that Toni Morrison has died at the age of eighty-eight. She died last night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. The Bluest Eye, Morrison’s first novel, was published by Holt, Rinehart and Winston 

Black Lives Images – Going Once, Twice, Sold!

It’s an end of an era as Johnson Publishing Company’s iconic photo archive collection is expected to go on the auction block.  But if you head up to Boston’s Colby Museum, you may get a final glimpse of what could be the last time the 

Book Notes: Fight Like a Girl

Fighting with someone you love is no different than fighting with someone you dislike – both threaten your security in some way. Whether it is a lover who is threatened by your strength, a co-worker who is threatened by your skills and your unique ability 


  The multihyphenate humanitarian, music and entertainment, fashion and beauty mogul  Robyn Rihanna Fenty can now add the first black woman to head a major fashion house, as she joins forces with LVMH (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton SE) the luxury consumer goods conglomerate. Rihanna 

Still in “Control”

The iconic Ms. Jackson (“Janet, if you’re Nasty”), Newest Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Class of 2019, will celebrate her Las Vegas Residency with the reissue of her 3rd studio album  “CONTROL”  in vinyl.   The multi-platinum album, first released February 4, 1986, had 

Witness to King’s Assassination Speaks Out

“We didn’t think he would die… He can’t.” Mary Ellen Ford nee’ Norwood said of the Late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the eve of the 50th commemoration of the assassination. In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Craig Melvin, Ford said she worked at 

Rap*s New Generation

  The writing was on the wall. The New Generation arrived with a mic in one hand, a yes, yes, Y’all on their lips and two turntables and speakers set to spin. Hip Hop wasn’t just a music revolution; it was a political movement. It 

The Havard Gazette : Radcliffe acquires papers of activist Angela Davis

Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library has acquired the papers of famed activist Angela Davis. Angela Davis, iconic activist, scholar and leading advocate for prison abolition, has found a new home for her life’s work. In 2016, Kenvi Phillips, Ph.D. (US History) the newly installed Curator for Race 

Spotlight on Forgotten Black Women of Early Hollywood

In the first half of the 20th century, black women were largely relegated to playing mammy and jezebel roles. A new exhibition reveals how as early as 100 years ago, independent black filmmakers presented complex portrayals of women of color. Source: Forgotten Black Women of 

How to Be a Successful Black Woman

In a new MoMA show, the twenty-nine-year-old “conceptual entrepreneur” Martine Syms takes on lessons in etiquette. She stalks film and television history for images of black women performing the mundane” Source: How to Be a Successful Black Woman

“Don’t Buy Where You Can’t Work”| Detroit Housewives League

The 3rd Sunday in May is a special day in Black history when we celebrate the founder of the Detroit Housewives League, Fannie Peck.In 1930s Black women couldn’t afford to stay at home and wait for their husbands. Too many businesses would sell goods and services 

Miss Black America continues over-40-year legacy of positivity, volunteerism

  The Miss Black America organization held its first pageant on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk in 1968 on the same night as Miss America, down the street from Boardwalk Hall at The Ritz-Carlton Atlantic City. No one could have imagined the media presence, because few black