Jurnee Smollett wasn’t able to chose one moment in Black History that impacted women. She chose Black females who have made big waves in entertainment, like Ava DuVernay, Quvenzhane and Beyonce. Must Read: #OurMoments: Oprah Reveals The Biggest Black History Moment Of The Last 10 Years [EXCLUSIVE] Women have been making big moves in entertainment […]

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Without Janet Jackson, there wouldn’t have been Aaliyah, Ciara, Britney Spears, or any pop princesses that have cult followings today. But considering who Miss Jackson is related to, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the cute little girl who played Penny on “Good Times” grew up to become a tour de force in pop culture. […]

The Violence Against Women Act is a federal law that will provide investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, impose automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allow civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted–that is, when it is finally passed. Gabrielle Union: “Unfortunately, the most impactful moment for women in […]


In 2007, the world wept along when they learned of Robin Roberts’ cancer battle. They were devastated when the co-anchor of Good Morning America announced…

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Ruth Simmons grew up the youngest of 12 children in East Texas, during a time in our country when blatant racism, particularly in the South meant violence and civil unrest. As a result, her sharecropper parents were very strict, and even tough with their children. They even taught them how to walk on the sidewalk […]

Wayne Brady has leveraged his improvisational comedic stylings into a full career filled with amazing accolades to brag about. From being an Emmy Award-winning cast member of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” to hosting his own show, “The Wayne Brady Show,” to hosting “Don’t Forget The Lyrics” and “Let’s Make A Deal,” Brady proves that […]

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Condoleezza Rice, to date, is one of the most powerful and unique women in the history of United States politics. However, her many victories didn’t come without hard work and dedication. Rice came from extremely humble beginnings and rose through the ranks in the nation’s Capitol to become the first Black woman to serve as […]

This is Troy Davis. He was charged for the murder or police officer Mark MacPhail in 1989 and executed in 2011. Davis maintained his innocence and gained the support of the public, celebrities and human rights groups. Ben Jealous: Seeing the new generation come to the movement with Troy Davis, going down to the White […]

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Gabrielle Douglas is exactly what #winning looks like. Prior to her Olympic triumphs, Gabrielle Douglas was crowned the 2004 Gymnastics State Champion in Virginia, which led her to West De Moines, Iowa where she trained under elite coach Liang Chow and blossomed into a superstar. Must Read: Four Little Girls: Gabby Douglas, Coco Jones, Willow […]

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Ask HelloBeautiful readers who won the Super Bowl and most likely each and every one of them will say Beyonce. But how could anyone not agree? Very few singers today have so much star power that people forget that there was actually a game going on. And that is the power of King Bey aka […]

Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair are the names of the four young Black girls who lost their lives to senseless bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL in 1963. The racial terrorism sparked outrage in the Black community and ignited the Civil Rights Act of 1964, outlawing discrimination […]

President Barack Obama is joined by First Lady, Michelle Obama and his lovely daughters, Sasha and Malia as he proudly salutes the crowd in Chicago after his victory speech at his election party in November 2008. Boris Kodjoe: “The election of Barack Obama in 2008 is the most significant experience in Black History in the […]