#MeToo: My Story

#MeToo -- the hashtag has taken Instagram, Facebook & Twitter by storm. Activist Tarana Burke created the Me Too movement by in 2006 on MySpace to bring awareness to the stories of women of color who have survived sexual abuse & sexual assault (more on the origin of the movement here). But when sexual misconduct …

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The First Time ❌

Today I remembered, I thought of you, It crossed my mind, recalling how you took my innocence, made us become one from two, You preyed on me, faked an interest and became a huge part of my world, The popular guy noticed the quiet and unpopular girl, We met online, and getting to know a …

SHE ✨👑

She, Composed of grace and style She, Made up of brown sugar and gold She, Skin like cocoa and honey She, Built with the unwillingness to fold She, Armed with the strength of ten men She, Shining as bright as the stars in the night sky She, Never settling, aware of her worth She, Boldly …

Women’s History Month: A Salute to Dorothy Dandridge

Born on November 9, 1922, in Cleveland, Ohio, Dorothy Dandridge sang at Harlem's famed Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre and became the first African-American woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. Her ability to break new ground for African American women in film has drawn comparisons between her and baseball great …

Women’s History Month: A Salute to Angela Davis

Writer, activist and educator Angela Davis was born on January 26, 1944, in Birmingham, Alabama. Davis is best known as a radical African-American educator and activist for civil rights and other social issues. She knew about racial prejudice from her experiences with discrimination growing up in Alabama. As a teenager, Davis organized interracial study groups, …