From left to right: Rodriguez, EW correspondent Nina Terrero, Radio Personality Angie Martinez and Style Expert Lilliana Vazquez.
Gina Rodriguez has never been shy about pointing out the need for more diversity on television, and the “Jane The Virgin” star opened up last week with a story that illustrates how important it is for young people to see characters on screen that they can relate to.
As one of the hosts at P&G’s Orgullosa forum “Nuevas Latina...Read more
In this frame grab from video provided by WAFB-TV 9, Glenn Ford, 64, talks to the media as he leaves a maximum security prison, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Angola, La., after having spent nearly 26 years on death row. Ford walked free Tuesday evening hours after a judge approved the stateâs motion to vacate his murder conviction in the 1983 killing of a jeweler. State District Judge Ramona Emanuel on Monday took the step...Read more
They Did It First: Three women are actually credited with being the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in the U.S.
Let’s start with some numbers. In 1903 W.E.B. Du Bois published The Talented Tenth. Here he introduced the term by which he meant the “college-bred Negroes,” the race’s “exceptional men” who would lift up and lead the black “masses.” But at the turn of the century, only 3,000 out of 8.9 million African...Read more
The market for illegal, unlicensed butt injections is feeding a desire for bigger, rounder backsides and putting black women's lives at risk.
Like many sisters, Wykesha Reid looked in her mirror and longed for a bigger butt. Nature carved her curves, but she thought enhancing what she’d already been gifted would make her even more attractive. Her family says she visited a salon in Dallas for a first, then a second, then a third round of...Read more
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark.
Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.
"No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you...Read more
On Wednesday, I stood on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery before thousands of people and repeated these words that my father spoke 50 years ago. As we commemorated the 50th anniversary of the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights, my father's "How Long? Not Long" speech, from which the quote above is taken, electrified the crowd and served as a reminder that, 50 years later, once more,...Read more
Alicia Watkins is a retired Air Force staff sergeant who proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She risked her life for the freedom of others, survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, and watched her colleagues die. But it wasn't any of her combat experiences that broke Watkins' spirit; it was the fact that she retired from the military and found herself homeless.
In 2010, Watkins' allowed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to document her life as...Read more