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Trailblazer Autherine Lucy Foster Awarded Honorary Doctorate From Miles College

By Sydney Melson The Birmingham Times Miles College on Wednesday honored Autherine Lucy Foster an alumna and the first African American to enroll and attend the...

The U.S. Navy Celebrates First Black Woman Tactical Jet Pilot

By Tanya A. Christian Essence A Black woman is making history in the United States armed services. On Thursday, it was announced that the U.S. Navy...

Three Female Alabama Graduates make UAB History

By Yvonne Taunton UAB News This month’s commencement ceremony at the University of Alabama at Birmingham marked the first time in its history that the School...

Dr. Patrice Harris Sworn-In as American Medical Association’s First Black Female...

By Stacy M. Brown BlackPressUSA In June, Dr. Patrice A. Harris, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, was sworn-in as the 174th president of the American Medical Association...

Black Women Mayors: A Rising Force in Major American Cities

By Janell Ross NBC News NEW ORLEANS — When Mayor LaToya Cantrell — the first woman to lead Crescent City — took office earlier this year,...

Leaders share stories of empowerment at HABD event for women

Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times On Friday, Minister Celeste McCloud shared HERstory. McCloud was one of several distinguished women that included Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Tyson and...

Lori Lightfoot Wins Chicago Mayor Race, Will Be First Black Woman...

By Sanjana Karanth Black Voices Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s next mayor after Tuesday’s highly anticipated race. She’ll become the first black woman ever to lead...

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