New York to erect statue to first black congresswoman

Shirley Chisholm, whose portrait is pictured at her memorial service in 2005, became the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States (AFP Photo/Mark Wilson) New York (AFP) – Determined to erect monuments to a more diverse group of history makers than simply white men, New York announced…

Boston’s first black female-owned radio station to launch in April

  Boston radio show consumers will soon find a unique new voice in the local industry. Boston-based radio personality Danielle Johnson will launch Spark FM, the first digital radio station owned by a black woman this spring, which she hopes will be a platform for people of color. COURTESY DANIELLE JOHNSON Spark FM is the…

Black Women Prosecutors Unite After Lawsuit Against ‘Racist’ St. Louis Cops

Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby shows support. On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner filed what she deemed an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and other parties of an orchestrated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. On Tuesday, a group of Black prosecutors led…

Democrats Debate Everything Except The State Of Black And Brown Lives

Without Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Julián Castro, the lack of diversity at the first Democratic debate of the year was shown in more ways than one. The anticipation of a Democratic debate filled with fiery confrontations between candidates on Tuesday night gave way to a mostly civil discussion on issues that should have been…