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Black woman pivots away from corporate America to find success

OMAHA, Neb. — Women have been making greater strides in leadership since 2016. But across the broad spectrum, women remain underrepresented in corporate America. Women of color are losing ground at every step, according to the Women in the Workplace 2021 McKinsey Study. Candice Price left a corporate job behind when things took a turn…

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Being a doctor is hard enough. Being a Black woman doctor is its own challenge.

“I think one of the biases is around credentials and capabilities … We tend to be overqualified often, but people don’t see those credentials and capabilities.” Becoming a doctor is difficult enough, considering the dedication and years of schooling required. But for Black women, the road is that much harder, according to one doctor and…

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Black women are proving their strength by giving themselves permission to say no

In Marita Golden’s latest book, she reflects on herself at age 21 — a “raise-the-Black-Power fist, Afro-wearing militant activist” college student. This was in the late 1960s, and she was feeling invincible — willing to help everybody but seldom willing to seek help herself. In “The Strong Black Woman: How a Myth Endangers the Physical…

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Meet Jessica Watkins, the 1st Black Woman Astronaut to Live and Work on the International Space Station

Nationwide — Jessica Watkins, a 33-year old female astronaut from Lafayette, Colorado, will make history in April 2022 when she becomes the first Black woman to live and work on the International Space Station. Watkins will serve as a mission specialist on the ISS as part of the SpaceX Crew-4, which is the fourth batch…

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Black Women Want To See “More Complex Portrayals” Of Themselves Onscreen, Says New Survey From OWN And NRG

Oprah Winfrey Network and National Research Group released a survey today examining how Black women see themselves reflected in media. Among the key findings are that while strides have been made in the quantity of representation onscreen, the quality of that representation needs to reflect the true diversity of the community. Ninety three percent of…

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Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.

Black residents of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish have long accused the Sheriff’s Office of targeting them. A new video, which shows a deputy slamming a Black woman’s head into the ground, raises more questions. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deputy accused of holding a Black woman by her hair and slamming her head…

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A Black Woman Invented Home Security. Why Did It Go So Wrong?

THERE’S A WELL-KNOWN story among surveillance studies scholars and students of Black innovation: that of Marie Van Brittan Brown, a Black woman from Jamaica, Queens, New York who is now recognized as having invented the home security system in 1966. Brown worked long hours as a nurse and often came home late at night. Her…

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This Watercolor Is One of the Earliest Depictions of a Black Woman Living in Scotland

Last week, the National Galleries of Scotland announced their acquisition of one of the earliest known images of a Black woman by a Scottish artist. “Edinburgh Milkmaid with Butter Churn” by artist David Allan is a rare, 18th-century watercolor that takes a Black woman as a primary subject at a time when they were typically…

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We Need To Talk About Hair Anxiety For Black Women At Work

If you’re a Black woman, you’ll know how often we can change our hairstyles. We could have braids one month, a short bob one day and our natural hair the day after that. Planning hairstyles can be stressful, but it can also be fun playing around with different looks. However, that fun can be capped…

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“If Black Women Were Free”: An Oral History of the Combahee River Collective

Last year, fierce protests erupted across the US out of rage against austerity, a botched Covid-19 response, and the brutal murder of George Floyd. Demonstrators blocked traffic, occupied public spaces, and destroyed police property. At the same time, there was an upswell in mutual aid, rent strikes, and labor organizing. This surge of activism and…

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