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Four Black Political Pioneers Pen Book of Their Lives | AFRO

“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” (St. Martin’s Press) tracks the stories of Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore, (With Veronica Chambers) in a book that is part memoir, an ode to friendship and an insider’s tome to the political landscape over the last few decades.

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NAACP Town Hall Extols the Power of the Black Woman | The Washington Informer

Stacy Brown, The Washington Informer NAACP on Tuesday hosted its first tele-town hall of 2019, and it was all about the power of women — particularly Black women. “As we celebrate Founder’s Day and also the 90th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the things critically important with leadership is that Black women are making it clear that all issues are Black women issues,” said Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). “So when we lead and hold these offices, we are not only addressing things like pay disparities, but a need to have a minimum wage so that the minimum […]

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How Kamala Harris, a Tweet and a Pink and Green ‘Screech’ Proves We Need More Black Journalists | The Root Black people are uniquely qualified to cover these issues, yet don’t get the same opportunities. And if they manage to get a job, more often than not, they start out covering the “black stuff,” which means they have to have the same knowledge base as their white counterparts and still know the black sh*t.

Michael Harriot, The Root below the reported Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; immediately after the quiet white kid in class wearing the trenchcoat who doodles swastikas in the margins of his Social Studies book; ranks the third-place winner of people you don’t want mad at you: Black women. So it is with extreme sorrow that we bring you the story of Chelsea Janes, the reporter who managed to inadvertently place herself in the crosshairs of the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. while simultaneously proving that news outlets need more black journalists. Janes, a reporter who knows more stuff about […]

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