It's time to put the spotlight on historical heroines that time forgot. A look at female leaders, fighters, and change makers of past and present.
The Brilliant Black Woman Who Inspired the World
I suppose everybody would have heard the earth-shattering quote from Neil Armstrong when he landed on the moon. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
October 19 is an important day in Jamaica... Heroes' Day. The public holiday celebrates the men and women who have made an outstanding contribution to Jamaica. The day also recognizes seven historical figures who make up Jamaica's 'National Heroes'.
The Woman Who Fought For Our Annual Thanksgiving Tradition
In 1846 a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale began a campaign for Thanksgiving to become a national holiday that is celebrated annually on a fixed date. Up to now Thanksgiving was primarily only celebrated in the Northeast.
Who is Marlene Dumas?
The experience of the woman in artist movements are often shared from the lens of a man. Men decide how a woman’s bodies should be in form, the acts that they perform, and the features to accentuate. It has been my experience that when women create art it comes from a deeper, more humanitarian space. We use art to balance the drill of our lives where everyone needs us. The outlet to soothe our traumas or in many art movements for artistic scholars the challenge to the male gaze.
RBG: "Notorious" Was More Than a Moniker
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 — beacons in remembrance of someone who, for so many, was just that.
WOMEN IN HISTORY
Rosa who? I can hear you asking. A woman, lost in history, but whose determination to better herself is an Inspiration for us women today. You could almost call her a Suffragette as she did not let anything get in her way to ‘get to the top.’ Rosa was a real example who showed us that hard work really does have its own rewards.
WOMEN IN HISTORY
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.
The Six Wives of Henry VIII
CATHERINE OF ARAGON “Humble and Loyal” Born 16th December 1483 in Spain / Married to Prince Arthur 14th November in London / Married to King Henry VIII 11th June 1509 at Greenwich / Marriage to Henry VIII dissolved 1533 / Died 7th January 1536 at Kimbolton Castle / Buried 29th January 1536 at Peterborough Abbey.
WOMEN IN HISTORY
Georgiana Cavendish, The Duchess of Devonshire was the great-great-great-grand-aunt to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Georgiana was born into the Spencer family on 7th June, 1757, and was the first daughter to John, the Earl of Spencer and his wife, Georgiana, the Countess of Spencer. The Countess said of her daughter: “I will own I feel so partial to my Dear little Gee, that I think I never shall love another so well.” She was born at the Spencer family home in Althorp. The Spencer family were wealthy and her parents enjoyed a happy marriage. Georgiana knew only comfort and love whilst growing up.
First Black Woman To Receive White House Correspondent Credentials
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.
Beyoncé Was Right The Whole Time ...
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.
Bombshell - A Movie Review
Keep fighting in your battles. Nobody deserves to be silenced. Bombshell is a 2019 film depicting the Fox Network News Scandal. A group of women battle against the head Fox News who has created a toxic environment based on sexual allegations.