For our fifth anniversary, we are celebrating with a year-long look at “The Fierce Factor. The women elected during the 2018 midterm election exemplify this fierceness, illustrating the striking hope and change we’ve witnessed over the last five years and beyond. In this commentary, Mary C. Curtis reminds us how we’ve always taken the lead. After all, we’re unapologetically fierce! You can see the strength and resolve, as well as the beauty, in those historical portraits of Ida B. Wells, the journalist, activist and researcher whose work in the late 19th and early 20th century shed a light on the horror of lynching and...Read More
Byline: Mary C. Curtis
Posted by isturgis | Oct 6, 2013 |
Michelle Obama is certainly a different kind of First Lady – in style and substance. The moment she appears before a crowd, people reach out to touch her. She shakes hands, leaning in to share a laugh. She is the first African American to occupy the unelected but strategically and symbolically important position, but her special talents have made her influential across the world. She is also a fun-loving and a nurturing mom who has taken on a long list of causes to benefit children. She speaks about substantive issues — from aiding military families to making healthy...Read More
Sparing the Rod and
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.