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Bell Hooks Quote

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“Usually when people talk about the strength of black women…. they ignore the reality that to be strong in the face of oppression is not the same as overcoming oppression, that endurance is not to be confused with transformation.”
-Bell Hooks


Madame CJ Walker Quote

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Madame CJ Walker, was a pioneering entrepreneur developing hair care products that catered to black women. She was orphaned at the age of 7, widowed with a young child by age 18, and could barely read or write……YET she let none of this stop her.  In achieving success, she also wanted to empower other black women to be successful by creating employment opportunities for them. She shared this quote at a National Negro Business League Convention:

“I am not merely satisfied in making money for myself.  For I am endeavoring to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race”

-Madame CJ Walker

 

Dr. Myra Adele Logan: First Woman To Perform Open Heart Surgery

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Dr. Myra A. Logan (1908-1977) made history in 1943 by becoming the first woman to operate on a human heart. Logan was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her father was the treasurer of Tuskegee Institute. Her mother was well known suffragist and health care advocate. Her mother also had a college degree, which would have been rare at that time. Logan earned an MS in psychology from Columbia University. She then was awarded a scholarship to attend New York Medical College. She graduated in 1933 and completed an internship at Harlem Hospital in the emergency room. Continue reading “Dr. Myra Adele Logan: First Woman To Perform Open Heart Surgery”

4 Phenomenal Women Are Poised To Celebrate Their 100th Birthdays & Decades of Friendship!

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From left, Ruth Hammett, Gladys Butler, Bernice Underwood and Leona Barnes, who will all turn 100 this year, at the Zion Baptist Church.

Four amazing women are the true definition of “Keeping It 100!!”  These friends are looking forward to celebrating their 100th birthdays together this summer.  What an inspiring story of life long friendship!  Think of all of the collective experiences and wisdom, these ladies possess!!
Continue reading “4 Phenomenal Women Are Poised To Celebrate Their 100th Birthdays & Decades of Friendship!”

Bravo To This Mother & Her Creativity In Teaching Black History!

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Ava Rogers as Madame CJ Walker ( The first black female millionaire in America) Image Credit: Forharriet.com

6 Year old Ava Rogers is learning about Black History in such a creative and powerful way! Her mother selects women who have made an impact on history and Ava does a photo shoot dressed up as these women! 

The images are striking and they are a beautiful way to teach a child about the legacy and impact of Black women!  Bravo to this mother-daughter duo!! Read the full article and check out the photos at forharriet.com

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