Women’s Issues

Nia Long

Nia Long

A charismatic actress who possesses equal parts beauty and talent, Nia Long became a fixture of many African-American ensemble films of the late 1990s. Born in Brooklyn, New York, on October 30, 1970, Long developed an interest in acting at an early age. She received training from Betty Bridges, mother of former child star Todd Bridges (best known for... Continue »
Brandy

Brandy

Brandy Rayana Norwood, also known as Brandy, was born on February 11th, 1979 in McComb, a small town in Mississipi.  Her younger brother is performing artist Ray-J. Brandy’s father, a music director, accepted a job offer in a Californian church not long after Brandy was born. With the job, the family moved to Carson, a suburb in Los Angeles.... Continue »
Judge Glenda A. Hatchett

Judge Glenda A. Hatchett

A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking woman of color worldwide. As Senior Attorney, she... Continue »
Cookie Johnson

Cookie Johnson

Devoted Philanthropist, Successful Business Entrepreneur, Women’s Health Advocate, Child Advocate, Wife of Earvin “Magic” Johnson Cookie serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Magic Johnson Foundation. She addresses the health, social and educational needs of those residing in underserved communities and is involved in the development of the Foundation’s overall goals, objectives and programs. A businesswoman at... Continue »
Angela Burt-Murray

Angela Burt-Murray

Angela Burt-Murray is the co-founder of GlobalBlack.com, a news, politics and opinion site for African-Americans launching in partnership with The Huffington Post. She’s an award-winning journalist and former editor-in-chief of ESSENCE magazine, where she oversaw the editorial direction for ESSENCE magazine—the premier lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women—as well as Essence.com—the leading daily online destination to... Continue »
Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Over the past thirty years, her outspokenness, in her writing and in lectures, has brought the eyes of the world upon her. One of the most widely-read American poets, she prides herself on being “a Black American, a daughter, a mother, a professor of English.” Giovanni remains as... Continue »
Amy Hilliard

Amy Hilliard

Amy Hilliard, a native Detroiter and honors graduate of both Howard University and the Harvard Business School, is the founder and CEO of The ComfortCake Company®, makers of “poundcake so good it feels like a hug!™” The Company also produces Sugarless Sweetness®, their proprietary sugar substitute for baking, as well as other baked goods and whole grain pizzas. Launched... Continue »
Marion Jones

Marion Jones

Marion Jones is one of the most celebrated athletes of our time. After leading the North Carolina Tar Heels to the 1994 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship, Marion turned her attention to track and field and was hailed as the “the fastest woman on the planet” for more than a decade. At the 2000 Olympic Games, she became the first... Continue »
Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith

With over 20 feature films and 70 plus episodes on National television, a dedicated and consummate professional actor, Tasha Smith ,brings style and intense character portrayal to the screen. Photos of Tasha Smith Her outstanding performances have garnered widespread positive responses from audiences and critics alike. Ty;er Perry was so impressed with her stellar work that he cast her... Continue »
Robin Quivers

Robin Quivers

Robin Ophelia Quivers (Born August 8, 1952) is an American radio personality most notable for being the news anchor and co-host of The Howard Stern Show. She has worked alongside Howard Stern since their pair-up at WWDC, a radio station in Washington, D.C. in 1981. Born in Baltimore, Quivers graduated from the University of Maryland with a major in nursing... Continue »
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