Meet The Founders Of #BlackLivesMatter… How The Hashtag That Defined A Movement Began

Meet The Founders Of #BlackLivesMatter… How The Hashtag That Defined A Movement Began

September 30, 2016 by

"In the summer of 2013, #BlackLivesMatter went viral. A movement was born. But the creators of the hashtag that galvanized millions were largely ignored." Meet Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, the founders of #BlackLivesMatter. In this exclusive video interview with EmergingUS, these three inspiring ... [Read More]

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Meet The Woman Who Designed The Iconic Nike Swoosh While She Was A College Student

September 29, 2016 by

The Nike Swoosh is ubiquitous... it's on every imaginable type of apparel, footwear and gear; it's worn and endorsed by world class athletes; it's recognized around the globe, requiring no translation. So you'd think that something with this kind of recognizability and brand power must have taken years to develop by a team of branding experts ... [Read More]

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#DefendHer Campaign: Celebrating Courageous Women Activists Defending Human Rights

September 28, 2016 by

Visual artist Maria Maria Acha-Kutscher is proud to call herself a feminist. In fact, it’s the driving force behind most of her work. In her latest project the artist has partnered with Global Fund for Women, JASS, and MADRE to illustrate 14 “DefendHers” – human rights defenders ... [Read More]

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Brave 9-Year-Old Delivers Gut-Wrenching Testimony On Race To Charlotte City Council

September 28, 2016 by

click image to play video "We are black people and we shouldn't have to feel like this.” - Zianna Oliphant, age 9 As reported by ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, "Zianna Oliphant, a young girl from Charlotte, NC, gave emotional testimony to the Charlotte City Council ... [Read More]

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Rad Women Worldwide: Artists, Athletes, Pirates, Punks, And Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History

September 27, 2016 by

Last year we introduced you to the awesome children’s alphabet book Rad American Women A To Z, by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. Not surprisingly the book became a New York Times bestseller and had readers clamoring ... [Read More]

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Entrepreneur Inspires Political Activism With VOTE 2016 Products For ‘Smart Women’

September 27, 2016 by

For the last several years we’ve had the pleasure of knowing Julie Hellwich, a hardworking entrepreneur who has been inspiring, empowering and entertaining ‘smart women’ everywhere since 1999 with her clever, witty, and oh-so-WYSKy line of Smart Women Company lifestyle products. As November 8 fast ... [Read More]

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Emma Watson Debuts “Hurdles” A Short Film About The Fight For Gender Equality

September 26, 2016 by

This past Saturday, actor & UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson debuted Hurdles, a new “small film” about the fight for gender equality. Set to Sia's hit "Chandelier," the video features footage from the women's Olympic hurdles final from the 1964 Tokyo games. ... [Read More]

Meet Lina Khalifeh: Founder Of SheFighter, First Women’s Self Defense Studio In Middle East

Meet Lina Khalifeh: Founder Of SheFighter, First Women’s Self Defense Studio In Middle East

September 26, 2016 by

"I teach a mix between Taekwondo, boxing, and pure self defense techniques. We also empower women through seminars and workshops like domestic vilence, sexual harrassment, assault and women's empowerment." - Lina Khalifeh In 2010, after one of her friends was abused by her father and brothers, ... [Read More]

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