Archive for the ‘black is beautiful’ Category

This week’s issue of Science magazine include’s a research paper, authored by a University of Pennsylvania team of scientists, led by Sarah Tishkoff, that offers the largest and newest genetic survey of people in Africa. Based on the authors’ findings, the southwest area of the African continent where Angola and Namibia meet is the likely origin of modern humans and, […]


Born into slavery as Isabella Baumfree, Sojourner Truth was a passionate activist, fighting against slavery and for women’s rights in the 19th century. She died 126 years ago in Battle Creek, Mich. Yesterday, Sojourner Truth became the first African-American woman to be memorialized with a bust in the U.S. Capitol. The ceremony at Emancipation Hall was led by […]


Indian women who live in poverty in areas similar to the one featured in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire are considered “cursed” if their hair and skin are “too dark.” If that isn’t sad enough, these women are also viewed disparagingly by the society in which they live if they give birth to only female children. Some […]


For the first time in the magazine’s 9-year history, Oprah Winfrey shares the cover of O: The Oprah Magazine with someone else — First Lady Michelle Obama. The April 2009 issue with the first lady looking amazing on the cover hits newsstands March 17. Check it out. Speak your peace.


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02Mar09

First Lady Michelle Obama The Official Portrait