African American Women

Jessica Williams Says Learning About ‘Womanism’ Helped Her Embrace the Beauty of Her Blackness | Atlanta Black Star Comedian Jessica Williams may seem like the epitome of confidence, but she says she has struggled with her appearance throughout her life.">Jessica Williams Says Learning About ‘Womanism’ Helped Her Embrace the Beauty of Her Blackness | Atlanta Black Star Comedian Jessica Williams may seem like the epitome of confidence, but she says she has struggled with her appearance throughout her life.

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Comedian Jessica Williams may seem like the epitome of confidence, but she says she has struggled with her appearance throughout her life.
Jessica Williams Says Learning About ‘Womanism’ Helped Her Embrace the Beauty of Her Blackness | Atlanta Black Star Comedian Jessica Williams may seem like the epitome of confidence, but she says she has struggled with her appearance throughout her life." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Tesla Adds Publisher Linda Johnson Rice To Board, Taking Step Toward Diversity | Forbes Tesla has taken a step toward greater by naming Linda Johnson Rice, an African American executive who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board, along with James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox. The move comes after a year of criticism by some shareholders that Tesla’s board was too insular.">Tesla Adds Publisher Linda Johnson Rice To Board, Taking Step Toward Diversity | Forbes Tesla has taken a step toward greater by naming Linda Johnson Rice, an African American executive who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board, along with James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox. The move comes after a year of criticism by some shareholders that Tesla’s board was too insular.

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Tesla has taken a step toward greater by naming Linda Johnson Rice, an African American executive who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board, along with James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox. The move comes after a year of criticism by some shareholders that Tesla’s board was too insular.
Tesla Adds Publisher Linda Johnson Rice To Board, Taking Step Toward Diversity | Forbes Tesla has taken a step toward greater by naming Linda Johnson Rice, an African American executive who leads the Johnson Publishing Company, to serve as an independent director on its board, along with James Murdoch, CEO of 21st Century Fox. The move comes after a year of criticism by some shareholders that Tesla’s board was too insular." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

Black Women in America Really Do Work Harder for Less, New Report Shows – Slate It’s a familiar adage that black Americans have to work twice as hard to get half as far as their white counterparts—and that black women, oppressed by the intersecting forces of sexism and racism, have to struggle even more.">Black Women in America Really Do Work Harder for Less, New Report Shows – Slate It’s a familiar adage that black Americans have to work twice as hard to get half as far as their white counterparts—and that black women, oppressed by the intersecting forces of sexism and racism, have to struggle even more.

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It’s a familiar adage that black Americans have to work twice as hard to get half as far as their white counterparts—and that black women, oppressed by the intersecting forces of sexism and racism, have to struggle even more.
Black Women in America Really Do Work Harder for Less, New Report Shows – Slate It’s a familiar adage that black Americans have to work twice as hard to get half as far as their white counterparts—and that black women, oppressed by the intersecting forces of sexism and racism, have to struggle even more." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

States Are Attempting to Modify Their Definitions of Rape and Sex: The Week In Women’s Rights – Slate Earlier this month, Maryland seemed poised to finally pass a law, as most states have, that would keep men from claiming parental rights to the babies of the women they raped. ">States Are Attempting to Modify Their Definitions of Rape and Sex: The Week In Women’s Rights – Slate Earlier this month, Maryland seemed poised to finally pass a law, as most states have, that would keep men from claiming parental rights to the babies of the women they raped.

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Earlier this month, Maryland seemed poised to finally pass a law, as most states have, that would keep men from claiming parental rights to the babies of the women they raped.
States Are Attempting to Modify Their Definitions of Rape and Sex: The Week In Women’s Rights – Slate Earlier this month, Maryland seemed poised to finally pass a law, as most states have, that would keep men from claiming parental rights to the babies of the women they raped. " class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

See the Story Behind Danai Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed’ Play In This New Documentary – Okay Africa You can now see the story behind the Broadway play that made history as the first to feature an all-black, all-women cast and creative team in this new documentary.">See the Story Behind Danai Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed’ Play In This New Documentary – Okay Africa You can now see the story behind the Broadway play that made history as the first to feature an all-black, all-women cast and creative team in this new documentary.

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You can now see the story behind the Broadway play that made history as the first to feature an all-black, all-women cast and creative team in this new documentary.
See the Story Behind Danai Gurira’s ‘Eclipsed’ Play In This New Documentary – Okay Africa You can now see the story behind the Broadway play that made history as the first to feature an all-black, all-women cast and creative team in this new documentary." class="btn btn-sm btn-link"> Read More

You could call it a hidden-camera show, but that’s not exactly what it is. It’s so much more than that.


When Atlanta entrepreneur La Detra White walks into a Black-owned business, the store owner can only guess the surprise she has up her sleeve. With her iPhone in hand, White broadcasts the moment she unveils a substantial monetary donation as a token of her unwavering support.

This isn’t a one-time event, however. White, who’s a corporate marketing professional and a business owner herself, has turned her dedication to supporting Black businesses into a movement she calls “Putting My Money Where My Heart Is.” For the past few months, she’s been staging and recording her “ambushes” live on Facebook in an effort to raise support and awareness for local businesses.

White said she started the movement because she felt too many people were focused on simply discussing issues within the Black community rather than actively doing something to solve them.


On August 16, 1921, Citizens Trust Bank opened on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Its founder, African American businessman Heman Perry, served as the first chairman of the board, and Henry C. Dugas was Citizens Trust’s first president. An instance of discrimination inspired the creation of the bank: Perry attempted to be fitted for a pair of socks at a white-owned store and was refused. So that black businessmen could own and operate businesses independently of white-owned financial institutions, Perry and four other partners (collectively known as the”Fervent Five”)formed Citizens Trust Bank.


When Banking Black Was Not Enough, This Woman Took an Extraordinary Extra Step to Help Black-Owned Businesses