Women’s Issues

Robin Givens

Robin Givens

Robin Simone Givens (born November 27, 1964) is an American film, television, and stage actress. Givens first began acting in 1985 with an appearance on The Cosby Show, followed by roles in Diff’rent Strokes, and the 1986 television film Beverly Hills Madam opposite Faye Dunaway. That same year, she landed her breakthrough role as rich girl Darlene Merriman on... Continue »
Pattie Austin

Pattie Austin

Austin was born in Harlem, New York. She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four and had a contract with RCA Records when she was only five. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington have proclaimed themselves as her godparents. Austin was born in Harlem, New York. She made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age four... Continue »
Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Growing up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lynn Whitfield first watched the likes of Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Bette Davis in “All About Eve” from her grandmother’s lap. She loved classic movies and with child-like confidence, she could see no reason she could not become an actress and some day play those same types of roles.  Over... Continue »
Jody Watley

Jody Watley

Jody Vanessa Watley (born January 30, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American, singer, songwriter, record producer, and founder of Avitone Records whose music crosses genres from Pop, R&B, Jazz, Dance and Electronic Soul. In 1987, she won the Grammy Award for “Best New Artist.”Along with Janet Jackson and Madonna, she ranks as one of MTV Video Music Awards... Continue »
Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert (born January 13, 1956), also previously known as Janet Hubert-Whitten, is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing her role of Vivian Banks on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1993. Photos of Janet Hubert Hubert was born in Chicago, Illinois. She spent her early days growing up... Continue »
Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country,” Dr. Julianne Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender,... Continue »
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. Sports Illustrated for Women voted Jackie Female Athlete of the 20th Century and ESPN named her one of the 50 Greatest Athletes. She received these honors by becoming the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the seven disciplined event, heptathlon; the first woman to score... Continue »
Diann Burns

Diann Burns

Diann Burns is one of the most recognizable and accomplished TV journalists in Chicago. She made a name for herself breaking local stories with national implications and throughout her career, Diann has been honored with 9 EMMY Awards for reporting on breaking news, sports, politics, and for her work as anchor. She also won a National Emmy Award as... Continue »
Sherhara Williams

Sherhara Williams

As a highly requested motivational speaker, host, and broadcast journalist, Sherhara has spent majority of her life captivating audiences. Throughout her career, she has worked with a wide range of educators, non-profits, government agencies, and major corporations. Sherhara works off- air sculpting numerous programs, promotions, and initiatives targeting entrepreneurs and young professionals. She increases the amount of information, resources,... Continue »
Merri Dee

Merri Dee

Merri Dee’s broadcasting career is legendary. She’s one of the few women who have enjoyed true staying power. For 37 years, Dee has held a number of high profile positions at WGN-TV, from newscaster, talk-show host, staff announcer and editorial spokesperson, before moving into the management ranks in her current position. She has also hosted countless parades, telethons and... Continue »
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