Cynthia Erivo, who was perfect in her role as Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple, has been cast as Harriet Tubman in the upcoming biopic, Harriet.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in the early 1820s. She escaped and became one of our nation’s most famous abolitionists, who led hundreds of other slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. She was also a nurse and a spy who led a successful campaign to liberate 727 slaves during the Civil War.…
Despite the efforts of some of its members, the House GOP will not vote to keep antislavery activist Harriet Tubman off of the $20 bill.
Former presidential candidate Ben Carson, who’s still 100-percent worthy of my love, doesn’t understand why we have to boot Andrew Jackson from the front of the $20 bill in favor of Harriet Tubman. Why not put her on a lesser bill to match her subservient position? Perhaps a bill that’s barely in circulation?
Later today, Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew is expected to announce major redesigns to the $10 and $20 bills. In June 2015, Lew confirmed that the department would redesign the $10 bill and replace Alexander Hamilton with a woman. The replacement was scheduled to appear in 2020—the 100th anniversary of the…
Don’t worry, Hamilton fans: the Secretary of the Treasury has personally assured Lin-Manuel Miranda that you will be pleased with the redesign of the ten-dollar bill.
Harriet Tubman would be the perfect replacement for Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, according to a contest held by a group called Women on 20s.
Great news for Viola Davis fans and bad news for people exhausted with slave movies: Davis is officially starring as Harriet Tubman in an HBO biopic.
President Andrew Jackson could be getting the boot from the $20 if a legislative bill that puts a historical female icon in his place gets passed. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Women on the Twenty Act, which would call for a “panel of citizens” to advise Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew on finding a…
The founder of Def Jam and the former Mr. Kimora Lee Simmons apologized Thursday for releasing a video that depicted Harriet Tubman, the woman that freed the slaves, blackmailing her slave owner by secretly filming a sex tape with the two of them together.
• A Canadian judge has ruled against a man who sued Air Transat after a flight attendant refused to examine his balls. The unhappy passenger was bleeding, but the (male) attendant opted not to look at his junk. •
Something was clearly amiss the moment we walked into Hillary Clinton's "Party on a Pier" fundraiser last night.