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Alexa Lisitza

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There Is Now A Database Documenting The Stories Of More Than 160 Black Women Radicals Thanks To This Howard University Student

As the daughter of two former slaves, Nannie Helen Burroughs grew to become a pivotal leader during the civil rights era. She sought opportunities for women beyond the home, founding the National Training School for Women in Girls in 1909. The opening this learning institution, which was the first vocational school for Black women in U.S. history, plus her accolades as a member of the...

9 Times Eartha Kitt Walked So Our Fave Badasses Could Run

Whether it be for her unique beauty, distinctive voice, demurring songs or story of overcoming odds, Eartha Kitt was a powerhouse to be recognized. While widely slept on today, Kitt’s career spanned from her early singing days in the 1940s to 2010, when she posthumously won an Emmy for her guest star appearance on Wonder Pets!Eartha Kitt was born on a cotton plantation in South...