Black History

This Teen Was on the Front Lines on “Bloody Sunday”

Lynda Lowery was only 14 years old when she joined about 600 others at Selma, Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years ago today (March 7, 1965). The plan was to march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery to protest voter discrimination. Instead, she and the others with her only made it to the […]

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Black History

100 Years of Black Girls Rockin’ It!

Black girls rockin’ it is nothing new. We’ve been doing amazing things since the beginning of time! From Egyptian queens like Neffertiti to Queen Bey, greatness is a natural trait of us. To celebrate this year’s Black History Month theme, we’ve put together a list of black women who have done major things over the past […]

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Black History, Celebs, Stereotyping and Racism

To: Ferguson, From: Lauryn Hill

#ICYMI: Lauryn Hill released an old recording Wednesday night called “Black Rage” and dedicated it to the people of Ferguson, Missouri. Sung to the tune of The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things” — only in a much more haunting way — Lauryn speaks on how the effects of slavery and racism still play out […]

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Black History, Ya' Heard?

Mo’ne Davis: A Boss on the Diamond

#ICYMI: Thirteen-year-old Mo’ne Davis — the ONLY girl on her team — is reppin’ Philly (and the entire Mid-Atlantic region) to the fullest at this year’s Little League World Series (LLWS) in South Williamsport, Pa! Not only is she just the 17th girl to ever make it to the LLWS, but she’s also the first […]

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Black History

How Well Do You Know the Freedom Riders?

#ICYMI: Today — May 4, 2014 — is the 53rd anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides. For 6 long and dangerous months, black and white Freedom Riders — many in their teens and early twenties — rode together into the South, risking their lives and being subjected to violent beatings and arrests, to […]

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Black History, Celebs, Ya' Heard?

A Raisin in the Sun Returns to Broadway

  Speaking of Black girls who rock… Lorraine Hansberry’s iconic play, A Raisin in the Sun, is BACK on Broadway! Fifty-plus years after its original run, this classic — the first ever produced by an African-American woman on Broadway — is bringing it for audiences at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, which is the exact same […]

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Black History

6 More Black Girls Your History Books Forgot

Of course there are waaaaaaay more than 6 Black girls left out of your history books, but this month, we wanted to highlight a few who played a part in fighting for civil rights. Which ones have you heard of before? Which ones are new to you? Septima Poinsette Clark A teacher turned civil rights […]

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