African American Women

viafox8cleveland: Thirty-four black women are expected to graduate from West Point next week. That will be the largest class of African-American women to graduate together in the military academy’s lengthy history, West Point spokesman Frank Demaro said. “Last year’s graduating class had 27,” Demaro said. “And the expectation is next year’s class will be even […]

Four decades after the ban on first-trimester abortions was declared unconstitutional in Roe v. Wade, women's reproductive rights activists find themselves before the Supreme Court for another battle in the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt case.

According to the nonprofit research organization Catalyst, there are only 23 female CEOs among Fortune 500 companies. When Burns steps down, there will only be one woman of color among the group.

Tracy Wilson Mourning, wife of NBA hall of famer Alonzo Mourning, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about her mentoring program Honey Shine Inc. Honey Shine’s…

The Game – Season 2, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” – Gabrielle Dennis as Janay, Pooch Hall as Derwin *Deadline.com has posted a list of African American women finalists who will compete next week in New York for a gig on “Saturday Night Live.” “No one is talking,” writes Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva, “but I have compiled […]

  Physical and/or sexual abuse may be potential asthma causes in black women. In fact, abuse may more than double the odds of a child having asthma.  Researchers have made a connection between childhood abuse suffered by African-American women and asthma, which develops later in their lives. As part of the Black Women’s Health Study […]

  “Am I really the first?” That was the first thought that came to mind when Kyla McMullen, 29, found out she would soon become University of Michigan’s first African-American female computer science PhD alumna this past year. McMullen later decided to go to the records office to search for another fellow black female alumnus […]