Thanks to the public events and the scholarly engagement with her life and work, Charlotte Maxeke has become one of the most visible South African women from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Black women played a central role in the 2021 Olympic Games. And that role was more than just resistance and resilience.
When the movement made its way from the United States in 2016, it wasn’t met with nearly the same amount of support we see today.
Meisha Ross Porter is the new chancellor of New York City’s public schools. A scholar of the politics of education touches on her background and what lies ahead.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s appointment as the first woman and the first African director general of the World Trade Organisation is a win for women globally.
Georgia once had ‘the South’s most racist governor,’ a man endorsed by the KKK. Now its senators are a Black pastor and a Jewish son of immigrants. A scholar of minority voters explains what happened.
The image of Black men in the US is distorted by the media and selective academic studies, says a scholar who has studied Black men’s romantic lives. ‘Black love matters’ is his counter to that image.
The 2018 murder of Rio city councilwoman Marielle Franco inspired record numbers of Black women to get involved in politics. Winning proved harder – but it isn’t the only point of their campaigns.
Women made gains in Congress this election cycle, but they are still underrepresented compared to their share of the population.
Ever heard of Shirley Chisholm? What about Charlene Mitchell and Lenora Fulani? They are among the many African American women who’ve run for president despite enormous political barriers.
The seemingly different debate styles of President Trump and Vice President Pence are examples of the same thing, what a political communication scholar calls ‘authoritarian white masculinity.’
Persistent challenges of the past and the present burden women with unspoken traumas, but art such as needlework is a way to break the silence.
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song has cause an uproar for its explicit expression of female sexuality.
A landmark study shows chronic stress from racism can lead to loss of brain function in African American women.
Many African American women have run for president of the US, despite the enormous barriers facing both Black and female candidates. Biden’s pick puts a Black woman much closer to the Oval Office.
The issues facing Black Americans are not confined to only racial discrimination. Gender plays a part too.
Women of color are woefully underrepresented in leadership positions in higher education. What will it take to turn things around?
Four decades after Ellen Craig-Jones of Urbancrest, Ohio, became the US’s first Black woman mayor, seven of the nation’s largest cities are lead by Black women. And what a time to be in charge.
Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.
Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.