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Eleanor Hinton Hoytt

Eleanor Hinton Hoytt has been president & CEO of the Black Women’s Health Imperative (formerly the National Black Women’s Health Project) since 2007. As president, Hinton Hoytt has been committed to advancing the core values of social justice in reducing health inequities, engaging black women to become advocates and leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS and breast cancer, and advancing black women’s well-being by promoting reproductive justice, expanding contraceptive access and encouraging healthy sexual behavior. Hinton Hoytt is known as a passionate leader in the women’s health movement who brings the voices and needs of black women to the decision-making table....

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Marcia Caster

Marcia Caster has spent the greater part of the last 15 years helping African American women bring out their most beautiful selves. What began as an internship at Young Sisters and Brothers magazine in the early 90s evolved into a publishing career that landed her in the beauty department at notable titles such as Heart & Soul and Essence Magazine. At Heart & Soul she served as a senior editor and was responsible for shaping the beauty and fashion content. After leaving Heart & Soul, she spent six years working in advertising for the May Company. When the company...

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Anita M. Samuels

Nationally acclaimed cultural critic and award-winning journalist Anita M. Samuels found her voice while working in the style department of The New York Times. She noticed a void in the number of positive articles about African-Americans and decided that she wanted to write articles for the newspaper to help generate pride among her race. In 1991, her first story about Brooklyn-based textile artist Xenobia Bailey appeared in the style section of the Sunday Times. The next year Samuels won an award from the National Association of Black Journalists for feature stories on topics including Afrocentric fashions, natural hairstyles for...

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Fierce Voices

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Saving Our Children

Stacey Patton pro-vides a powerful, heart-breaking look at the link with white supremacy and why it's time to stop hitting our children, for their sake and the future of black families. Click here to read.

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