Months after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire for the racist images on his yearbook page from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1984, he remains in office, a battered and chastised public...

June 10, 2019

The health statistics are real: African Americans die more often of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and many other chronic health conditions than their White counterparts. But the organizers o...

March 22, 2019

Throughout her career, Janine Sherman Barrois has been infusing her identity as a Black woman into the television shows that have entertained diverse audiences. After graduating from Howard University...

March 21, 2019

Since appearing in last year’s blockbuster hit, Black Panther, Winston Duke’s life hasn’t been the same. The Yale School of Drama graduate dazzled audiences with his scene-stealing performance as M’Ba...

March 19, 2019

I stand on the muddy banks of the Allegheny River and watch my daughter’s paddle slice through the polluted water as if her future depends on it.  It just might. She rises at 4:45 a.m. three days a we...

March 18, 2019

Through a pair of new partnerships, Comcast Universal will broadly distribute two new independent, Black-owned TV channels to homes around the country.

Under the leadership of Comcast’s executive direc...

March 6, 2019

On what feels like an unusually breezy day in early July in Georgia, there is a low hum of activity at Stacey Abrams’ campaign office on the southeast side of Atlanta. It is midmorning, and while a st...

March 6, 2019

When legendary actress Cicely Tyson learned that she would be receiving an honorary Academy Award, the 90-something pioneer said she “just went to water.”

“I just started to ball and I couldn't stop my...

March 5, 2019

Before Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) took on President Donald Trump or Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) grilled Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a contentious Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for the...

March 5, 2019

It’s been 50 years since Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress as a member of the House of Representatives. Four years later, she sought the Democratic nomination for presi...

March 4, 2019

The activist landscape wasn’t quite as, well, active when Tami Sawyer moved back home to Memphis, Tenn., in 2013 after a 10-year stint in Washington, D.C. Like so many who nursed psychic wounds of Tra...

January 8, 2019

Our BlackHer Shero of the Week is Karen Boykin-Towns, vice chair of the board of the NAACP, the nation’s “oldest and boldest” civil rights organization.  Boykin-Towns is a former corporate executive f...

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