By Sharon Weeks - It came to my attention recently, after the Women's March on Washington, that many young women are completely satisfied with their lives right now (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.) I will refer to this as their "status quo". But first a crash course in women’s history and a mention of many past marches and the influence they have had. I beg them, and you, to read on.
One thing I ... [Read More]
If you have not yet seen (and been inspired by) the 3X Academy Award nominated film "Hidden Figures", starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, now is your chance to see it… for free this Saturday, February 18th, in 14 select cities across the US.
The film, which has already reached ... [Read More]
Edith Clarke was born 134 years ago today, on February 10 in 1883 in a small Maryland farming community. One of nine children, both her parents died by the time she was just 12 years old. Six years later, Edith made the life-changing decision to use the little inheritance money she received to study mathematics and astronomy ... [Read More]
The 1960s and early 1970s were the Rock Star era of anthropology, when each year seemed to bring a stunning new glimpse into the early development of man, and being a top anthropologist was to be a household name on par with Buzz Aldrin or Leonard Bernstein. And while individual ... [Read More]
In 1923, when Estelle Massey graduated from the City Hospital No. 2 School of Nursing with the highest exam score in the entire state of Missouri, only 14 of the nation's 1300 schools for nursing allowed black people to even apply. The American Nursing Association did not accept black nurses as members, and the US Navy categorically refused ... [Read More]
To kick-off Black History Month, today Google Doodle celebrates Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), the first woman of African American and Native American decent to achieve international fame as a professional sculptor.
Like many women of this time, information about Edmonia's life is fairly thin. According to Google ... [Read More]
Today marks the 125th anniversary of pioneering aviator Bessie Coleman's birth. She was the first African American woman to earn a pilot’s license.
Born in 1892, Bessie was 11 years old when the Wright Brothers completed the first successful airplane flight. Reading and hearing about the incredible “flying machines” ... [Read More]
The lady researcher
Is always fumbling about,
searching and probing around her,
For problems to fathom;
She studies and parlays and memorizes and discusses
but can find no satisfaction.
She searches out famous scholars,
Discusses philosophical problems,
Studies creation and the course of the stars.
She even dares to approach ... [Read More]