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To Michelle Obama, and Her Sister “First Ladies”

To Michelle Obama, and Her Sister “First Ladies”

| February 24, 2009

Journalist and historian Janus Adams pays tribute to the First Lady in the White House, recognizing that she joins a tradition of firsts among our nation’s African American women. More »

Remaking America

| January 21, 2009

Women’s Media Center President Carol Jenkins witnessed a day that will change her family and our nation, as Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. More »

“My Lord What a Morning”

| December 5, 2008

On the anniversary of the trial of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, the author recalls the significance in her own family of that day when tens of thousands read leaflets asking that they “stay off the buses” in protest—and the limits to freedom that still plague us today. More »

What Obama Really Means for Black America and Beyond

What Obama Really Means for Black America and Beyond

| November 21, 2008

The soon-to-be first family presents a potent role model. Here, the author, a sociologist and African American Studies assistant professor at Northwestern, describes the other half of the political agenda that is essential if we are to embrace the “politics of personal responsibility.” More »

The Other Nominees

| October 31, 2008

Two women of color are running to be president and vice president of the United States. However, even a media junkie can be forgiven for missing this unique event. More »

How Can 30+ Million Women Be Invisible?

| October 17, 2008

At great consequence to our nation, appallingly high numbers of women of color have not felt compelled to go to the polls in the past. The author set out to find out why and what to do about it. More »

Michelle Obama Wows the Critics

| August 26, 2008

Michelle Obama talked about parents who struggle to make sure their children can get a share of the American dream. She talked about every-day principles of life, taught by parents and grandparents and passed on to the next generation. More »

Making Strides in Politics and Online

| July 30, 2008

Jehmu Greene, a legendary grass roots organizer, plans next to “look laser-like at organizing young women. More »

Blogging While Brown (and Female)

| July 2, 2008

“People consider me the 411 on what goes wrong with black women in America,” says Gina McCauley, founder of www.whataboutourdaughters.blogspot.com. More »

The Essence of It All: WNBA Rookie Lands Far from Rutgers Controversy

| June 25, 2008

With a name derived from one of Americas most recognized landmarks, the New York Liberty has a rich past. One of the eight original teams to begin the WNBA in 1997, the team has retired basketball greats such as Teresa Weatherspoon and Rebecca Lobo, and has graced the WNBA finals four times. The women’s league, however, still struggles for attention. More »