About Monique John

When she\'s not bike riding in Brooklyn or hanging with friends, Mo can be found writing news, op-eds and feature stories for HelloBeautiful.com. As a proud black feminist, Mo\'s writing credits include The Root, For Harriet and The Feminist Wire. She has also frequently appeared on Arise TV as a cultural and political commentator.

Juneteenth, the historic holiday commemorating the Southern Black slaves’ emancipation, is upon us.

Vivian Green explains how her son and mother have shaped her into the woman she is today. Learn from her story.

The stereotype of what engineers are supposed to look like is quickly changing, as evidenced by the Black female engineers kicking ass at Slack, the startup behind the popular messaging platform.

Coates explains that he took issue with Hillary Clinton's connections to Wall Street as well as her past involvement with criminal justice reform that has disproportionately hurt Black Americans.

Commissioner Bob Hayter was fired for his not informing his higher-ups that an employee who was suspended for the investigation already had a long past of disciplinary problems.

In what one researcher calls the "new El Dorado for the prostitution business," there are now between 13,500 and 18,500 Chinese sex workers providing services in countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria.

Only two people were injured in the bombing attack on a Daallo Airlines Airbus A321 that held over 70 passengers.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Sunday, Feb 7. Do you know your status?

Here's the scoop on everything you need to know on what the president is up to this week.

One 7-year-old girl from the Central African Republic said she was forced to perform sexual acts for French soldiers in exchange for water and cookies.

Don’t let Diane Nash’s small role in the film "Selma" fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom Rides, the lunch counter sit-ins, protests for Blacks’ voting rights and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.