black women

Judge, Georgia, Black

Georgia County Swears In First Black Elected Judge

by Teddy Grant   Oct 01, 2018

The first Black person to be elected to a countywide position in Gwinnett County, Georgia, was sworn in as a state court judge on... Read More

Kiah Morris ,Vermont, State Representative, black female lawmaker

Vermont’s Lone Black Female Lawmaker Officially Resigns

by Teddy Grant   Sep 28, 2018

Vermont State Rep. Ruqaiyah “Kiah” Morris (D-Bennington) resigned from the state’s Legislature on Tuesday, a month after she announced she wasn’t seeking re-election because... Read More

Crystal Mason, Texas, illegal voting

Texas Woman in Illegal Voting Case Sentenced to Federal Prison for Parole Violation

by Teddy Grant   Aug 31, 2018

A Texas woman who was sentenced to five years in prison for illegally voting will have to serve time in federal prison for a... Read More

Kiah Morris ,Vermont, State Representative, black female lawmaker

Vermont’s Lone Black Female Lawmaker Withdraws From Race Because of Racist Threats

by Teddy Grant   Aug 30, 2018

Vermont’s only Black female lawmaker is not seeking re-election in the state’s House because of racist threats made against her during her time in... Read More

Nia Wilson, BART, Black woman, Death penalty

Nia Wilson’s Accused Killer Could Face Death Penalty

by Teddy Grant   Aug 24, 2018

The man accused of killing Nia Wilson at a BART station in Oakland, California last month could face the death penalty after his murder... Read More

Lisa Benson, Black female reporter, Kansas

Black Female Reporter Fired for Sharing Article About White Women’s Privilege

by Teddy Grant   Aug 24, 2018

A Black female reporter alleges that she was fired from her job at Kansas City, Missouri’s KSHB-TV for sharing an article on her Facebook page... Read More

Claudine Gay, Michelle A. Williams, Bridget Long, Tomiko Brown, Black women, Harvard university

For the First Time, Black Women Will Run Four Schools at Harvard University

by Teddy Grant   Aug 08, 2018

Aug. 15, 2018, will mark a historic day for Harvard University. For the first time, four of its schools will be led by Black... Read More

Oumou Kanoute, Smith College, Eating lunch, racial profiling

College Student Says She Was Racially Profiled While Eating Her Lunch

by Teddy Grant   Aug 03, 2018

A sophomore at Smith College in Massachusetts said that she was racially profiled while eating lunch on campus on Tuesday, CNN reports. Oumou Kanoute... Read More

oscars, hollywood, diversity

Report: Diversity in Hollywood Hasn’t Changed Much in a Decade

by Teddy Grant   Jul 31, 2018

Hollywood isn’t getting more diverse, according to a report released Tuesday by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. White, straight, able-bodied men... Read More

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams Addresses Claim She’s Harsher Toward Black Women

by Jessica Bennett   Jul 30, 2018

Just days after opening up about her past addiction to cocaine, Wendy Williams is addressing claims that she is harsher to Black women than... Read More