First Lady Michelle Obama addresses a gathering at The Arts Center in Fayetteville, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2009, on her first official trip as First Lady. She also visited nearby Ft. Bragg.
Dallas Post Tribune

Recognizing First Lady Michelle Obama During The Celebration Of Women’s Month

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is an American writer, lawyer, and university administrator who was First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. […read more]

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Where is Today’s Madam C.J. Walker?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Women entrepreneurs have a powerful role model when they consider Madam C.J. Walker. One of our nation’s first female self-made millionaires, her story of combining herbs to develop and manufacture a hair pomade, of empowering tens of thousands Read More

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Mixed Record on Progress of Black Women

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the stubborn persistence of racial disparities in health, there is cause for Black women to celebrate. “Overall, our life expectancy continues to rise, while teenaged pregnancy rates have dropped dramatically. And most recently, the rate of Read More

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A Proud Black Feminist

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist In a world that is dominated by men, especially White men, feminism is, for me, an empowering concept.  It is a movement, which in the United States, according to Wikipedia, is aimed at “defining, establishing and defending equal social, economic Read More

Op-Ed

To Be Equal: The Empowerment of Women

By Marc Morial NNPA Columnist   “So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? And then go do it.” Sheryl Sandberg In a stroke of marketing genius befitting the Chief Operating Officer of the social media phenomenon, Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg chose Women’s Read More

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Women are Wired Differently

By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil NNPA Columnist   As I write, Chaka Khan’s empowering “I’m Every Woman” loops in my head – like a soundtrack. (By the way, have you seen her lately? All slim, trim and more fabulous than ever).  It’s Women’s History Month and the lyrics to Read More