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Shirley Ann Jackson:Physicist and First Black Woman to Earn A PH.D. from MIT

Shirley Ann Jackson, born in 1946 in Washington, D.C., has achieved numerous firsts for African American women.  She was the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. 322 more words

Black Women

We Give, Until There's Nothing Left

All y’all do is expect black women to give, give, give

but what happens when there’s nothing left?

What happens when what we give doesn’t come in the package you expect? 128 more words

Womanism

Formation

Let me say that I am not a Beyoncé’ fan. She is a very talented entertainer with a great following that knows how to create her own story. 227 more words

Black Women

Why Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’ Is A Cultural Game Changer

On Saturday afternoon, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter casually released her latest song with an accompanying video, “Formation.” The pop culture and social media world went crazy, and rightly so. 1,224 more words

Nephthys of the Dead

This is my portrait of Nephthys, protective goddess of the dead in Egyptian mythology. She was sister to Isis and Osiris and sister-wife to Set (who was also Osiris’s brother…what can I say, gods had different family values in that culture), and she was often paired up with her sister as protector of Osiris’s mummified body in funeral rites. 116 more words

Artwork

Internet Dating

You were a concept
Heaven?
Euphoria?

You spoke
Yoruba spells
Made me mouth
Puckering at the thought of tasting
Citrus.
But could you
Peel me… 37 more words

Poetry