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Women’s History Month: Four unsung black women you should know

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From The Grio — As with Black History Month, the focus on already well-known figures has been an ongoing criticism of Woman’s History Month. When it comes to black women, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells and Rosa Parks are on repeat. What makes...

In Celebration of Difficult Women: She’s Not Crazy, She’s My Friend

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In honor of Women’s History Month I’m dedicating various posts to the 10 different women who I’ve called my “best friend” at different times in my life, as well as the dozens of other women who are my close friends. Who’ve been there for me....

Women’s History Month: On the Importance of Black Women’s History

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The Grio — Women’s History Month starts today, and as African-American women, we may wonder where we fit into such a celebration. Coming right after Black History Month, which is meant to ameliorate the lack of attention paid to the achievements of blacks of both...

5 Queer Black Women Making History

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As women, it’s easy to find sisterhood in celebrating the many things we have in common. But the strength in sisterhood isn’t in our commonalities. Rather it lies in the celebration of our differences, and mutual respect for sisters of various races, classes, and sexual...