Stop Calling Black Women “Long-Shot Candidates” | Refinery29

It’s no secret that in 2018, women made history. A record-breaking 125 women were elected to the U.S. House and Senate, and many women who were previously considered “long-shot candidates” blew past the competition and became “firsts” in their own right. At the heart of post-election analysis, a critical narrative emerged about who should run…

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Obama Photographer Shares Candid Photos of the Former First Family at Home in the White House | People

“[Lawrence] and I had similar upbringings as black men in America, each of us raised by an extraordinary single mom,” writes the former president, “both of us knowing what it’s like, at times, to feel as if we might not belong.”

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Birth of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) | Equal Justice Initiative

On April 15, 1960, black college students guided by civil rights activist Ella Baker formed the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) at Shaw University in North Carolina. Inspired by the sit-ins that college students waged throughout the South in February 1960, Ella Baker organized a conference at Shaw University to bring these young activists together.…

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12-Year-Old Gabrielle Goodwin Lands A Mega-Retail Deal with Target | Black Enterprise

Gabrielle “Gabby” Goodwin, founder and CEO of GaBBY Bows, has been working diligently at perfecting her products, building a brand, and being a student since the age of 7. And now, at just 12 years old, her products can be found on the shelves in 74 Target stores throughout the country. What started off as…

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This Soul Food Restaurant is Serving Lessons In Black History With “Shoebox Lunches” | Black Enterprise

Patrick Coleman is packing a piece of history into the meals served at his soul food restaurant Beans & Cornbread. Throughout Black History Month, the Detroit-based bistro will offer “shoebox lunches” similar to the boxes African Americans used to store food when traveling in the south during the Jim Crow-era. Because they were banned and…

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