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Black Women Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment

The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment

By Commentaries/Opinions

Today’s protests build on a long tradition of activism. By Keisha N. Blain. The Atlantic — In cities across the United States, black activists are denouncing state-sanctioned violence and demanding radical changes to American policing. Black women leaders occupy a central role in these movements. Utilizing public spaces—such as city parks and streets—they are advocating for equality and justice and giving voice to historical truths many Americans find uncomfortable. From…

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Andrea Harris

Andrea Harris and the Fight for Minority Business

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux —  Andrea Harris was not well-known, but she should have been.  She was the co-founder of the North Carolina Institute of  Minority Business Development, an advocate for social and economic justice, a champion for historically Black colleges and universities, and a Bennett Belle (Class of 1970) who passionately loved her college.  After a brief illness and a stroke, she made her transition on May 20.  The…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Ida B’s Pulitzer — Both Too Late and Right on Time

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux — Exactly one hundred and thirty-six years to the day after Ida B. Wells was thrown off a Chesapeake and Ohio railroad train, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize special citation for her “outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans in the era of lynchings.”  The creator of the New York Times’ 1619 Project, Nicole Hannah-Jones, received a Pulitzer on the…

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Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells Honored with Posthumous Pulitzer

By News & Current Affairs

By Equal Justice Initiative — The Pulitzer Prizes announced on Monday, May 4, 2020 that a special citation has been awarded to anti-lynching crusader and pioneering journalist Ida B. Wells “[f]or her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching.” Ida Bell Wells was born into slavery in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1862. At 18, she moved to Memphis to work…

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Lorraine Hansberry at an NAACP rally in New York City, 1959.

Lorraine Hansberry’s Radical Imagination

By Commentaries/Opinions

For the playwright and activist, neither liberal reform nor countercultural art were enough. The very foundations of American democracy needed to be transformed. By Elias Rodriques, The Nation — In October of 1964, three months after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Lorraine Hansberry’s play The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window opened on Broadway. At the time, Hansberry was already famous for A Raisin in the Sun, but the intervening years had…

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The Essence of Susan L. Taylor: Phenomenal Black Woman – Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio March 30, 2020 — On this Phenomenal Woman: Women’s History Month special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Susan L. Taylor and guest Yusef Muhammad. Topics The Essence of Susan Taylor: Phenomenal Black Woman Coronavirus Alerts and Preparedness Guests Susan L. Taylor, Former Editorial Director, Essence Magazine, Founder/CEO, National CARES Mentoring, New York, NY Yusef Muhammad, Former President,…

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Phenomenal Black Woman: #MeToo founder Tarana Burke on Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio March 23, 2020 — On this Phenomenal Woman: Women’s History Month special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guest Tarana Burke about the mission of the #MeToo movement, the Kobe Bryant and Gayle King controversy, COVID-19 (#Coronavirus) pandemic and more. Topics COVID-19 (Coronavirus) The Mission of the #MeToo Movement Kobe Bryant and Gayle King Controversy Guest Tarana Burke, Founder,…

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Joe Biden’s Running Mate Should Be a Woman of Color

By Editors' Choice

Joe Biden’s Running Mate Should Be a Woman of Color Such as Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams or Val Demings, Strategists Say. By James Walker, Newsweek — Joe Biden would do well to pick a woman of color as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic Party nominee, strategists said. The former vice president must avoid picking another white male, or a candidate who appeals to groups that already favor…

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Celebrating Women Who Are Winning this International Women's Day

Celebrating Women Who Are Winning this International Women’s Day

By Editors' Choice

By Afrocenchix — Editor’s Note: Yvette Modestin who is acknowledged in this article is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Black World (IBW) and Founder of Encuentro Diaspora, Boston, MA. This years theme for International Women’s Day is “#EachforEqual.” The theme calls on all of us to stand on the right side of history: to address inequities, broaden perceptions and celebrate women’s achievements. At Afrocenchix…

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