Random outbursts of applause erupted from the steps of the Supreme Court building last night. Parents carried their children, many already in their pajamas, in one arm, and held up phones, candles, and makeshift beacons in the other. A beacon — in remembrance of someone who, for so many, was just that.
Cleopatra VII is a well-known Queen of Egypt. We know her name and watch the films about her, but how much do we really know about this woman? Her name is printed in the pages of history so Cleopatra VII must have been a remarkable woman.
Alice Allison Dunnigan was the first black woman correspondent to receive White House credentials and become a member of the press galleries. As a journalist, Dunnigan reported on the decline of Jim Crow during the forties and fifties. She accompanied President Harry S. Truman’s on his 1948 campaigning trip: the very first black reporter to travel with a president.
Equal rights, equal opportunity. It seems that the crusade of women to prove that they are competent enough to run businesses, intelligent enough to invest in stock markets, ruthless enough to be the head of a corporation that sells manly stuff, might not be entirely accurate.
Rarely can one conjure up a realistic image of a Black Cowgurl unless it’s from a movie such as Gang of Roses  starring; Monica Calhoun, Lil’ Kim and Stacy Dash. There’s also They Die by Dawn  with Erika Badu based on real life characters in Langston Oklahoma an All Black Town.