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Black Women Doctors?? Oh Hell Yes!

Black Women Doctors

Dr. Tamika Cross, who is an OBGYN in Houston, posted on Facebook last weekend that a Delta flight attendant rejected her offer to help a sick patient and questioned whether she was really a doctor. Dr. Cross is young and black. Another doctor on board was allowed to help. He was older and white.  It seems…

South Africa’s Natural Hair Win

It’s sad that in 2016, black women and girls are still having to fight for the right to wear their natural hair proudly.  This may sound like the makings of a ridiculously prejudicial story from some place in the United States, but the ridicule that many black women face in regards to their natural hair…

Meet American Girl’s Black Diva

American Girl has added a new Black Doll to it’s line-up!  My mother, is a fan and owner of Addie.  Well, now, meet Melody Ellison!  She’s a young black DIVA!  She’s a songstress from Detroit! Released last week, the Melody Ellison American Girl Doll was created in the likeness of a 9-year-old Black girl growing…

Olympian Allyson Felix on Importance of Mentors

Olympian Allyson Felix

The 2016 Olympics are giving the world a healthy dose of #blackgirlmagic.  I am so excited to see so many beautiful women of color representing for this country.  They embody the essence of an american woman and most importantly,  a BLACK woman.  Track and field Olympian Allyson Felix is one of those beautiful women.  Watching…

Serena Williams Gives Us Life With Her “I Rise” Video!!

Serena Williams

It’s no secret that we here at IHTG! love and adore our sister, Serena Williams!  When she hits the court, I see an amazing representation of black women.  She exudes black femininity.  She is strong, beautiful, vulnerable, strategic, powerful, and persistent.  If that isn’t a black woman, I don’t know what is.  Yet, this damsel…

Southern University A&M Gives Their Spin of A Different World

Southern University Different World

There are so many videos and articles posted on Facebook.  It’s kept me up to date and entertained more than television.  I love that I see stories I probably would never see on mainstream television either.  Such as: heroic cop stories, empathetic stories of hope for the helpless, enraging video of police brutality, hilarious comedy…

Simone Biles Gabrielle Douglas Make U.S. Gymnastics Team

gymnastics

Simone Biles and Gabrielle Douglas, have officially made the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team. The young women along with their teammates will travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August for the Olympics to defend the team’s gold medal from the London Games in 2012. Douglas is the reigning all-around champion. Her appearance on the team…

The Case of Symone Marshall & Why YOU Need to Know

Brace yourself.  I am about to tell you a story that is all too familiar.  However, it is one of many that we NEED to know.  We don’t need to become desensitized to the commonality of our fallen sisters.  I demand acknowledgement of the failure to protect these women….OUR women. The 22-year-old was involved in…

Denzel & Pauletta Washington Raise $17M for Smithsonian

courtesy of The Rickey Smiley Show Oscar winner Denzel Washington used his influence, likability & talent recently to raise millions in a fundraising event held at his LA home. The multi award-winning actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist co-hosted the event with his wife, Pauletta, which set out to raise funds in support of the National Museum…

Women Empowerment Organizations Come Together for 2016 “Women Build”

First African American Female Licensed Nascar Driver, Tia Norfleet, has been confirmed to participate in Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity’s “Women Build” taking place on April 2nd, 5th, 7th and 9th at 2338 Glebe Court, Lovejoy, Georgia 30228. Norfleet will be amongst other women empowerment organizations such as: The WNBA Atlanta Dream (The only all-female ownership group in Atlanta…

Teen’s Doodle Honors Her “Afrocentric Life” for Google

courtesy of Washington Post JUST LAST month, Akilah Johnson was “surprised and overwhelmed” when she learned that she was a national finalist in the “Doodle 4 Google” contest for grade-schoolers. Imagine how she feels now. Akilah, a sophomore at Eastern Senior High School in Northeast Washington, has just been named Google’s big winner in the…

President Obama to meet with Black Activists

courtesy of BuzzFeed News The White House told BuzzFeed News that President Obama will host a landmark meeting with activists from the Black Lives Matter and civil rights movements on Thursday. Icons like Wade Henderson and John Lewis will meet with movement leaders like Brittany Packnett, Aislinn Pulley and DeRay Mckesson. President Obama will meet…

Male Lawmakers call Tampons a “Luxury Item”!!

This should put some fire behind you to be careful who you are voting for.  Women are and have been getting the shaft for many years.  It wasn’t until recently in a BuzzFeed video with Barack Obama that I even realized there is a tax on tampons.  He stated how ridiculous the idea of taxing…

3 Black Women Beaten By White Mob on Bus

A trio of Black female students at the State University of New York-Albany claims that they were assaulted and harassed on a city bus by a white mob over the weekend. The women allege that 10 to 12 white students in the group comprised of both men and women beat them while using racial slurs….

Obama’s Tiny Changes To Gun Policy Big Impact

courtesy of Huffington Post President Barack Obama on Tuesday gave an unusually emotional speech about gun violence. At least officially, the purpose was to introduce a series of new regulations and proposals. But Obama’s remarks served another purpose, too. He was trying to make sure the crusade to curb gun violence continues beyond 2016 when he…

Kennedy Center Honors Cicely Tyson’s 60 Year Acting Career

courtesy of Atlanta Black Star Cicely Tyson, along with singer/songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress Rita Moreno, and conductor Seiji Ozawa, were honored last night at the Kennedy Center for their creative careers. In addition to the award, the 90-year-old actress is starring in The Gin Game, which is currently on Broadway. The production reunites her with…

Michelle Obama Launches College Resource Site

It is no secret that Michelle Obama can do no wrong and everything she touches turns to gold. Ok, maybe that isn’t true, but she has recently launched a new phsase of her initaiative to help encourage students to continue their education after high school. According to ABCNews: BetterMakeRoom.org will be a place for students…

Dancing to Empower Youth

Sisters Alicia Graf Mack and Daisha Graf were born to move, as older sister Alicia puts it. NBCBLK interviewed the accomplished dancers on their dance styles, their training and D(n)A Arts Collective, the organization they started to teach and empower young dancers. Daisha describes herself as a commercial dancer who has worked with Beyoncé, Rihanna and other big names….

I Hear That Girl! First Black Woman to Hold a Patent for a Natural Hair Product

courtesy of Black Enterprise In just two short years, Gwen Jimmere has taken her natural haircare product line from passion project to side hustle to the shelves of Whole Foods Markets throughout the U.S., Trinidad, Indonesia, and she’s currently working to distribute in South Africa. “NATURALICIOUS was truly started out of necessity, as was its acceleration,…

Serena Williams Is That Much Closer to Making History

Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, in three sets in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Tuesday. The final score was 6-3, 1-6, 6-3. Serena, 33, will advance to the tournament’s semifinals, where she will face Roberta Vinci of Italy. She is now just two victories away from becoming the first tennis player — male…

Photos Of Black Women Reclaiming Their Bodies

One student didn’t like the way society portrayed black women and chose to do something about it. “All the images that we see of women of color… we over-sexualize, fetishize and [eroticize] them,” Jo’Nella Queen Ellerbe, 22, said. “[We] don’t really have control of those images.” So Ellerbe decided to produce a photo project at Brown University with other…

How Sheena Allen is Tackling Tech

courtesy of Atlanta Black Star A woman in a field dominated by men, Black in an industry that is overwhelmingly White, and a Mississippi native, Sheena Allen is not your average tech founder. But what really makes Sheena an exception is that when she launched her mobile app company, in 2010, she had no idea how…

Napa Wine Train Apologizes for Laughing While Black Incident

Members of the book group, sporting matching gray T-shirts and broad grins, boarded the Napa Valley Wine Train in high spirits Saturday.“The train is leaving the station! Choo choo!” member Lisa Johnson posted on her Facebook page, captioning a picture of five glasses of burgundy liquid clinking together. But not long into the trip train…

Pay Up: Nuclear Contractor Discriminated Against Blacks, Women

AIKEN, S.C. –  The contractor who manages the Savannah River nuclear site in South Carolina must pay more than $235,000 to some female and black employees after the U.S. Department of Labor found the workers were underpaid. In a news release, the Labor Department said Savannah River Nuclear Solutions must pay $243,000 to 72 employees…

#BLACKBIZSCOPE: 3 BLACK WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS BRING BLACK BUSINESS OWNERS TO THE MASSES WITH PERISCOPE

Three black women business owners have combined their smarts and social media savvy to bring Black businesses to the forefront using Periscope. Periscope is a new, live video sharing platform allowing users to share their life with the world. But for Adeea Rogers (Trendy Socialite), Christine St.Vil (Moms N Charge™) and Pamela Booker (Koils By…

Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead At 22

courtesy of Huffington Post Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died Sunday, according to Entertainment Tonight. She was 22 years old. Brown was hospitalized on Jan. 31 after she was found unresponsive by her boyfriend Nick Gordon and her friend, Max Lomas, in a bathtub at the couple’s…

Sandra Bland is the latest black woman to die in police custody

There are more questions than answers surrounding the mysterious death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman from Chicago who died while in jail after being arrested during a traffic stop in Texas. The Waller County Sheriff’s Office claims Bland, a vocal activist against police brutality, committed suicide. However, as previously reported, “The Waller County…

New York City Pays Eric Garner’s Family $5.9 Million

New York City has settled a claim with Eric Garner’s family for $5.9 million in an effort by city officials to head off a full-blown lawsuit. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday announced the pre-litigation settlement in relation to the 43-year-old’s chokehold death in NYPD custody last July. The move is a strategy…

Serena Williams and the Fear of a Dominant Black Woman

Serena Williams is shattering every record in tennis this year. Why isn’t she being paid like the women she is dominating in the process? Serena Williams is on the cusp of cementing herself as the best, most dominant athlete of her generation, regardless of gender. At the age of 33—ancient by the norms of tennis’s attritive…

Let’s hope I win a Ford during Essence Fest!!

I’ll be celebrating my birthday this week at Essence Fest!  I’m super excited because it will be my first time in New Orleans as well as the first time I attend Essence Festival.  Well, now Ford has decided to possibly make my weekend even more exciting!  Ford will give away a chance to win keys…

Jill Scott Provides $20,000 in Scholarships for Students

Hallmark’s Mahogany brand today announced a partnership with Blues Babe, a registered 501(c)3 foundation spearheaded by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott. Through this partnership, Mahogany and the Blues Babe Foundation have established a national, merit-based scholarship for college students interested in pursuing a career in the writing arts. This collaboration unites Mahogany’s commitment to a…

BRETT JOHNSON COLLECTION SHOWCASES AT NEIMAN MARCUS ATL

On Saturday, fashion designer Brett Johnson showcased his Pre-Fall 2015 outerwear collection at Neiman Marcus at Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, GA. Throughout the day, various VIPs stopped in to view and purchase the Italian-made jackets, trench coats and bombers. Guests included Bob Johnson (Founder/Chairman, RLJ Companies), filmmaker Laura Gibreal, media mogul Chaka Zulu, WE tv star Evelyn Braxton, R.L (Singer/NEXT),…

Michelle Obama Will Be ‘Guest Editor’ Of More Magazine

WASHINGTON (AP) — She’s a wife, mother and lawyer, an advocate for children and military families, and first lady of the United States. Now Michelle Obama has added a new gig: magazine editor. The first lady was “guest editor” of the July-August issue of the women’s magazine, More. It was a first for both the…

WHY BLACK WOMEN TEND TO COPE WITH INFERTILITY ALONE

African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than white women, but often cope in silence and isolation. Researchers say a new study may be the first known to focus exclusively on African-American women and infertility. The majority of previous infertility studies have focused on affluent white couples seeking advanced medical interventions….

Black Women, Police Brutality And Sexual Harassment

courtesy of Huffington Post There is a moment in the McKinney, Texas pool party video that’s both horrifying and absurd: when Cpl. Eric Casebolt manhandles, violently restrains, then sits on top of an unarmed, 15-year-old, bikini-clad black girl as she cries for her mother. The absurdity, of course, lies in how unnecessary and over-the-top Casebolt’s…

Tech Pioneers: Sisters Are Doing It for Themselves

It was a pleasantly shocking moment that Dara Solomon and Fela Strickland-Smith will always remember. At Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneurs Summit last month, the magazine awarded the sisters a Small Business Award as Family Business of the Year. The recognition is especially surprising because the sisters launched Satori Interactive in 2004 without any entrepreneurial experience, business…

Mary Schmidt named new President of Spelman College

THE TENTH PRESIDENT of Spelman College is a prominent New York City arts leader who played a pivotal role in sustaining and advancing the Studio Museum in Harlem when the city was on a downturn. Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., has been named president-elect of Spelman, the Atlanta college established in 1881 and recognized today as…

Meet Eniola Aluko: FIFA Women’s World Cup

Each week, GLAMOUR is profiling an awesome woman in sport as part of their Say No to Sexism in Sport campaign. Today it’s Chelsea Ladies footballer, Eniola Aluko, who will be playing for England in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, kicking off in Canada this weekend. Eniola was part of the Team GB women’s football…

Venus Williams the Marshawn Lynch of tennis

Geesh!  Are you serious?  Even as a member of the media, I do NOT understand these fines.  Venus baby, take a note from Bro. Marshawn and stick it to them the real way…just show up!  It made him even more famous or should I say in-famous!  I get it, sometimes you just don’t wanna talk….

First Black Female Astronaut, Mae Jemison, talks Fear and Inclusion

courtesy of Fast Company On paper, Mae Jemison’s accomplishments are so varied and groundbreaking, you would never stop to consider that she—like most all of us— isn’t completely fearless. Jemison studied chemical engineering at Stanford before going to medical school at Cornell. From there, she went into the Peace Corps as a medical officer for…

Eagles Landing Dance Center Features Debbie Allen!

The Eagles Landing Dance Center (ELDC) recently announced plans to celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a host of creative arts events in 2015.  Founder Vanessa Gibson, has worked with talent of all facets, including LL Cool J, Tamia, NAS, Timbaland, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, and more.  Vanessa is known as one of the most acclaimed…

Michelle Obama speaks on racial obstacles for black women

Michelle Obama’s recent commencement speech at Tuskegee University, gave wider society a realistic glimpse into the lives of women of colour. She revealed that racial stereotypes still plague our progress and ultimately our own hopes and aspirations. We will only begin to tackle these stereotypes by highlighting and celebrating our high-achieving women of colour. By…

Labor Movement Pushes, Yet Again, To Get More Black Women In Charge

Despite being highly effective organizers, black women are underrepresented in leadership positions, a new report finds. Union leaders say, as they have for decades, that things are changing.   Union leaders are scrambling to respond to a survey of black women in the labor movement, which showed that while the women represent one of the…

Google Embeds Engineers at Black Schools

courtesy of Associated Press Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African-American woman, kept office hours until 2 a.m. if that’s what it took to see everyone, and had an additional title: Google…

Black Women Killed by Police Are Ignored

You know their names – Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice – because these African American men were unarmed and killed by “law enforcement” officers. Their names have been part of a litany invoked when police shootings are discussed. Their deaths have been part of the impetus for the Black Lives Matter movement, especially because…

Roland Martin at Town Hall: “Baltimore…What Happens When You Leave Here?”

by Kyla Thompson Baltimore gained national attention again last night with TV One’s live taping of the “State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond A News One Now Town Hall Meeting”. Led by Roland Martin, the stage was filled with community members, students, activists, government officials, pastors, police officers, and victims of police brutality; all there…

Playtex Sport Partners with Keke Palmer

Playtex® Sport® Partners with Multi-Talented Artist, Keke Palmer, To Empower Girls to Be Comfortable and Confident While Staying Active Brand Introduces New Playtex® Sport® Pads, Liners and Combo Packs with Sport Level Protection ™ Design to Comfortably Fit an Active Life PR Newswire SHELTON, Conn., April 29, 2015 SHELTON, Conn., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Staying…

New York Teen Bullied For Her Dark Skin Wins $10,000 Scholarship

Nosa Akol, a 17-year-old South Sudanese student bullied for her dark skin, didn’t allow the negativity to stop her from making progressive moves in her community. Recognized for her volunteer efforts, Akol was awarded a $10,000 scholarship, gifted by the National 4-H council, NBC News reports. “People can be mean,” Akol said about the daily taunting she…

Senate to Pass Human Trafficking Law

The Senate looks to have come to a deal on a human trafficking bill that stalled over funding, which means a vote on Loretta Lynch for Attorney General could be just a couple of days away. The disagreement between Republicans and Democrats over the trafficking bill concerned a restriction in the bill that would have…

Hurricane Sandy Survivor Gets Accepted Into Seven Ivy League Schools

Almost three years ago, the northeast of the United States was hit by Hurricane Sandy leaving many displaced due to destroyed neighborhoods and property. Unfortunately for one high school teenager, Daria Rose, her family had to evacuate during the hurricane and their home was destroyed by a subsequent house fire. This experience paid off in…

Deesha Dyer Named White House Social Secretary

Deesha Dyer has become the second Black women to be named White House Social Secretary. Dyer replaces Jeremy Bernard (the first male in that job in White House history), who recently announced his exit from the post and will officially step down on April 28. Prior to this, Desirée Rogers became the first African-American woman…

Lexus Announces The 2nd Annual Verses and Flow Scholarship

Lexus Announces The 2nd Annual Verses And Flow Scholarship To Award 20 Students 5K A Piece For A 100K Grand Total PR Newswire LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2015 LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Marking its second year in existence, Lexus is proud to announce the 2015 Lexus Verses and Flow Scholarship. Presented in…

Black Enterprise Announces 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America

The Executives Will Be Honored During the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit PR Newswire NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Black Enterprise (BE) President & CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. today announced the publication’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Corporate America, as featured in the magazine’s…

Black Women Film Network Announces 2015 Scholarship Recipients

BLACK WOMEN FILM NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2015 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Awards presented at ‘Untold Stories’ Luncheon on March 6 during  Black Women Film Summit (ATLANTA) – March 2, 2015 – The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) announced its 2015 Scholarship Winners who will receive their awards at the “Untold Stories” Awards Luncheon on Friday, March 6 at 11:30…

Search for Missing Connecticut Woman

Vermont State Police are searching for a Connecticut woman who visited Sudbury a week ago and has not been seen or heard from since then.  State police said Denise L. Hart, 25, was last seen leaving a friend’s house in the town on Jan. 25th.  Police said hart usually stays in constant contact with family…

Single Mom Wins $188M From Powerball Lottery

One of three Powerball lottery winners was a 26 yr old single mom by the name of Marie Holmes.  Holmes’ expressed to channel WECT 6 that she had recently quit her job to care for her four children.  She previously had worked at McDonalds and Walmart.  When asked what she would do with the money,…

Obama on America’s racial divide: ‘We have made progress’

In an interview scheduled to air Monday, President Barack Obama said race issues spotlighted by recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the killings of unarmed black men are “not going to be solved overnight,” but he added that it’s also important to recognize the progress the United States has made on civil rights.

Pass It On Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway

Do you know a family in need? Want to lighten the load for them this Thanksgiving? Submit a family in need to info@theradiorevival.com along with the reason why you feel they deserve a Thanksgiving Dinner. We are looking to bless two families this Thanksgiving. Rules: 1. Entry must nominate a family by entering the head…

Paulette Brown to take reins of American Bar Association

As one of the few African-Americans in her law school class, Paulette Brown noticed career counselors steering her and other black students toward legal service or public defender jobs assisting the poor, instead of more prestigious jobs in big law firms. But she refused to go down that path, eventually serving as in-house counsel for several Fortune 500 companies.

Where’s The Outrage? Oklahoma Rapist Cop Released!

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Ken Holtzclaw was released from jail Friday as he faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting 7 different African American women while he was on duty. Among the claims against him are forcible rape, burglary, and felonious stalking.

Black Women Find a Growing Business Opportunity: Care for Their Hair

The Brown sisters’ is one small shop in a multibillion-dollar industry, centered on something that is both a point of pride and a political flash point for black women: their hair. But the Browns are among only a few hundred black owners of the roughly 10,000 stores that sell hair products like relaxers, curl creams, wigs and hair weaves to black women, not just in New York but across the country.

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