History has been made! Chicago just elected its first Black female mayor ever. In a landslide, former federal prosecutor Lori Lightfoot defeated Toni Preckwinkle in a runoff election on Tuesday. Lightfoot, who is a lesbian, will also be the first openly gay candidate to lead the city. She will succeed Mayor Rahm Emanuel when she is sworn in on May 20. […]
Ntozake Shange, the poet, novelist and pioneering playwright responsible for the choreopoem, “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” died on Saturday (October 27). The 70-year-old died in her sleep Saturday morning in an assisted living facility in Bowie, Md., where she lived. The news was confirmed on Shange’s social media […]
Source: WILLIAM WEST / Getty Serena Williams, one of the world’s most decorated athletes, announced her decision to withdraw from the 2018 Australian Open. Williams posted a heartfelt Snapchat message, revealing that she needs” more time” after giving birth to her first child Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in September. The tennis champion came to the realization after participating in […]
This story really hits home for me. Lakisha was a high school friend of mine. She grew up in my neighborhood and I planned to see her the day she died. Please make sure you have working smoke detectors in your home. My thoughts and prayers are with her children and family. Tomorrow really isn’t […]
Black women are out there making history! Case in point: LaToya Cantrell was elected the mayor of New Orleans on Saturday. Cantrell won 60 percent of the vote against Desiree Charbonnet, who is also African American, on Saturday to become New Orleans’ first woman mayor and first Black woman mayor, ABC News reported. “Almost 300 years, my friends, and New Orleans, […]
Fresh off the season finale of her critically acclaimed Fox drama Shots Fired, the good news keeps coming for Gina Prince-Bythewood. She’s been tapped to direct the forthcoming Marvel Spider Man spinoff film, “Silver & Black.” This makes her first woman of color to direct a super hero movie. According to Deadline, she plans to […]
Paris Jackson isn't here for anyone who has something to say about her recent Rolling Stone interview.