65 Boundary-Breaking Black Women Who Have Paved The Way | Essence

Taylor Lewis, Essence American civil rights campaigner, and widow of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King (1927 – 2006) stands behind a podium covered in microphones at Peace-In-Vietnam Rally, Central Park, New York, April 27, 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Featured Image It’s International Women’s Day, and we’re taking a look back […]

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10 incredible black women you should know about | CNN

Christina Maxouris, CNN “Being dragged off that bus was worth it just to see Barack Obama become president,” said Claudette Colvin, who before Rosa Parks was arrested for keeping her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama. Featured Image (CNN)Black history is American history. It’s easy to say. But while most grade school teachers agree that the […]

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Black History Month: Gloria Hayes Richardson led a movement | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery. Featured Image I have never forgotten the first time I saw a photograph of a black woman dismissively pushing a National Guard soldier’s bayonet out of her face, and another image of that […]

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The Black- and Woman-Led Success of a Chicago Ice Cream Company | WTTW

Daniel Hautzinger, WTTW Only one Fortune 500 company has ever been headed by a black woman – Ursula Burns, who ran Xerox from 2009 to 2016 – and that number is indicative of the immense challenges black women and other women and people of color still face in climbing the corporate ladder. So imagine what […]

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How One Woman Is Shattering The Glass Ceiling In Wall Street | Forbes

Janice Gassam, Forbes Lauren Simmons made history as the youngest and only full-time female trader at the New York Stock Exchange. IDA JOHN. Featured Image Despite progress made in making our workplaces more diverse, there are still several industries where the glass and concrete ceilings are more prevalent. One such industry is the financial industry. […]

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5 Small Business Grants for Black Women Entrepreneurs in 2019 | Black Enterprise

Tarra Jackson, Black Enterprise On average, black women workers are paid only 67 cents on the dollar relative to white non-Hispanic men, even after controlling for education, years of experience and location. (Photo by WOCinTech Chat | Flickr CC 2.0). Featured Image As women-owned businesses continue to grow, one of the significant obstacles they face […]

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