Tarana Burke’s commitment to helping survivors of sexual abuse resonated with those who heard her speak at the UofM. (Photo: Harlan McCarthy)
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As the ‘face’ of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke is carving out space for a ‘unicorn’

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Tarana Burke, introduced by mayoral candidate and Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer, was in Memphis to close out the university’s Women’s History Month programming. […read more]

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Visionary Women of Houston: Sharon Watkins Jones

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — As Women’s History Month comes to a close, the Defender celebrates some visionary women to watch. They are making a difference in Houston and beyond and succeeding in various walks of life. From the boardroom to the courtroom, they see where they want to be in the future and are taking the necessary steps to get there. They inspire others to achieve a common goal and have a knack for developing strong relationships. […read more]

Op-Ed

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

National

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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Op-Ed

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

Op-Ed

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