The Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll was an immense musical talent, a captivating performer – and a thoughtful woman who wouldn’t be defined by adversity.
The Fight to Save Black Mothers’ Lives
The Black maternal mortality rate is ever-rising because of persistent – and racist – disparities in how Black moms are treated within the U.S. healthcare system.
Inspiring Quotes From 10 Iconic Black Women
As Black History Month gets underway, get motivated by these powerful words from Black women leaders and trailblazers.
Study: Black Women Will Vote in the Midterms – But They Want Actual Change
A new survey from Higher Heights finds that America’s “most reliable voting bloc” wants to see more Black women in positions of power.
Viola Davis’ Latest Rakes in $19 Million its Opening Weekend, Surprising Experts
“The Woman King,” an historical drama about a troop of African women warriors from the 1800s, made at least 25% more than analysts expected.
RIP ‘Star Trek’s’ Nichelle Nichols, Pioneer for Representation
The actress and activist passed away, but her legacy lives on among women on-screen – and women in STEM.
Michele Rayner Was Running for Congress. Then Came the Redistricting
When the Florida Democrat’s district was redrawn, she decided to seek reelection to the state house instead of higher office – because her constituents “can’t afford to lose a voice.”
Jennifer Hudson Enters EGOT Hall of Fame
Just 18 years ago, Hudson was auditioning for “American Idol.” Now, the singer and actress is the youngest woman to ever achieve EGOT status.
The White House Appoints First Black, LGBTQ Press Secretary
Karine Jean-Pierre is a longtime aide of Joe Biden’s.
She’d Be the First Black, Gay Woman in New York’s State Senate. But That’s Not the Point
Kaegan Mays-Williams isn’t running to make history. She just wants a seat at the damn table.
Black Women Cheer Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Time in Hot Seat
Supporters who showed up for the historic Supreme Court nominee’s grueling Senate hearings see progress despite attacks.
5 Black Women Fighting the Good Climate-Change Fight
Through actions both local and global, they’re helping us protect and preserve our most vital resources.
NASA Astronaut to Be First Black Woman on Extended Space Mission
Once she launches, Jessica Watkins will photograph the Earth’s surface and conduct a host of scientific studies.
23 Influential Black Women to Celebrate During Black History Month (and Beyond)
These dynamic Black women are huge influences in the worlds of politics, sports, the arts and much more.
18 Black Women-Run Businesses That Inspire Us
To kick off Black History Month, we’re celebrating Black female entrepreneurs who are true examples of resilience.