Womens History Month

Explore and celebrate the impact Black women have made across politics, activism, and entertainment.

Highlighting three Black women, Maia Chaka, Felecia M. Nave and Mia Schultz, who are breaking barriers and choosing to challenge inequity through their work and leadership. 

In honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, here is a list of Black women pioneers in history as well as the present day.

"Finding Tamika" is also the first of five new Audible series from SBH productions, a joint venture between Kevin Hart and Charlamagne Tha God.

Common is producing a biopic about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett is leading the effort to find a cure for COVID-19.

America’s first self-made female millionaire didn’t just live a life of hard-won opulence. She exemplified Black women’s generosity. Her philanthropy and activism imbued every aspect of her daily life.

Brenda Jones, a Black woman Democrat and president of the Detroit City Council, has reportedly filed paperwork that means she intends to run for the seat in Congress that she lost to current Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib in 2018.

Professional hockey player Blake Bolden made history by becoming the NHL’s first Black woman pro scout.

A sister trio made history by opening Buffalo, New York’s first Black women-owned beauty store.

A statue of activist and educator Mary McLeod Bethune will be unveiled at the U.S. Capitol thanks to the efforts of Florida Congresswoman Val Demings.

Michelle Ebanks had served in a top leadership role with the iconic media outlet and brand marketed to Black women since the early 2000s before it was announced she would be stepping down from the position.

Erika H. James will become the Wharton School’s first Black woman dean.