Women Responsible for All Job Gains Among Black People Last Month

Last month, the unemployment rate among black people fell more than half a percentage point, entirely thanks to job market gains by black women. There are a few bad joke conclusions to draw from this — first, we could Jack Welch it by saying that the black women became employed in large numbers as a deliberate,… » 10/11/12 11:10am 10/11/12 11:10am

Rosa Parks' Institute Upset At Attempted Rape Revelation

The publication of parts of Rosa Parks' archive, specifically a letter in which she describes an attempted rape by her employer, has angered members of the Institute she founded. Parks wrote of the encounter, "I was trapped and helpless. I was hurt and sickened through with anger and disgust." (Previously it was… » 8/04/11 6:42pm 8/04/11 6:42pm

Michelle Obama: The Best Black Female Role Model Since Claire Huxtable?

Michelle Obama: What's not to love? She's smart, accomplished, funny, a great mother and a snazzy dresser. But as Newsweek » 11/03/08 5:00pm 11/03/08 5:00pm's Allison Samuels , compared to other black women in the media, there's something about Michelle Obama. For instance: Why don't we see Michelle snappin' her neck and waggin' her finger when she's…

Is There Such A Thing As A Black Female 'Voice'?

Essence magazine has announced plans to re-launch Essence.com and make it a daily destination for African-American women 18 to 49 years old. Two media units of Time Warner are teaming up with the 38-year-old magazine: Warner Brothers Television Group (Extra) and Telepictures Productions (The Tyra Banks Show). The… » 4/22/08 12:30pm 4/22/08 12:30pm