All Topics

Tag Archives: black women

News Flash

Military to ease up on hairstyle policy after complaints of discrimination from black recruits

The United States military is easing up on its hairstyle requirements to allow more styles that are popular with black women. The changes come in response to criticism from black service members and lawmakers that black recruits had been treated unfairly by the new restrictions. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Georgia makes history: has largest number of black women on single ballot

In November, Georgia will make history. For the first time in the state and the nation, five black women will be on a statewide ballot. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Report: for every $1 a white man makes, black women earn 62 cents

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced 50 years ago, but like most reports reveal, little has changed in terms of the economic status of blacks in the country. In fact, a new report by the National Women’s Law Center, reveals that black women earn just 62 cents to a white […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Lupita Nyong’o options rights to film based on Americanah

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o has optioned the rights to a film based on Chimamanda Adichie’s most recent novel, Americanah.  Adichie had previously hinted at the project, but the news was just confirmed recently via the Stylist Magazine blog.

Read the rest



News Flash

Former Spelman co-valedictorians continue to succeed with self-help book

Kirstie and Kristie Bronner walked across the stage as Spelman College’s first-ever co-valedictorians in 2013. Now the twin sisters hope to inspire others with their new book, “Double Vals: The Keys to Success in College and Life Beyond.” 

Read the rest



News Flash

With moving words, Oprah Winfrey reflects on legacy of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou touched the heart and souls of millions across the world, and Oprah Winfrey has very fond memories of the beloved poet and author. Ms. Angelou, 86, passed away this morning at her North Carolina home peacefully according to family. Oprah had the following to say about the legendary star. 

Read the rest



News Flash

Did ‘SNL’ go too far? Leslie Jones ruffles feathers with slave skit

4505655b0dcdbe2896581d0c27e5a75c

  While it appears that producers of the hit sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live took steps to address its lack of diversity by adding one black woman to its on-air staff and two black female writers, the show is once again in the spotlight for its portrayal of blacks. Leslie Jones, one of the writers brought […]

Read the rest



News Flash

D.L. Hughley apologizes for Columbus Short remarks

In a written statement, comedian D.L. Hughley apologized for previous comments made about former Scandal actor Columbus Short’s wife.  Here’s what he originally said: “The star of one of the hottest dramas in the country, chokes the f*ck out of his wife? That doesn’t ever happen. I don’t think it happened first off. Like the time Warren […]

Read the rest



News Flash

Queen Latifah set to star in Bessie Smith biopic

queen

Queen Latifah will be playing Bessie Smith in a biopic, and Dee Rees, director of the movie Pariah, is slated to write and direct the film, which will air on HBO.

Read the rest



News Flash

Defense Secretary calls for military to review discriminatory hair policies

ban

In response to criticism about the American military’s newly revised policies regarding hairstyles, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the branch to review the regulations. Hagel’s orders come on the heels of a complaint filed by 16 women of the Congressional Black Caucus, that alleges the regulations which ban large cornrows, twists and dreadlocks, discriminate against […]

Read the rest