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Meet the First Woman Bank President: Maggie Walker

The first American woman of any race to become a bank president was Maggie Walker. Her achievements and successes inspired African Americans to become...

Before Rosa Parks: The 15-year-old Alabaman who also refused to give...

Nine months before Rosa Parks’ historic act of civil disobedience on a Montgomery, Ala. bus, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin also refused to give up her...

Young Women Explore the Future at Women’s History Event

Performing Stars of Marin recently held their second annual event, “ENLIGHTEN,” in recognition of Women’s History Month on Saturday, March 21 at the Manzanita...

100 Black Women SF Chapter Awards Community Leaders

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women’s San Francisco chapter hosted its 10th annual “Bridging the Generations - Golden Girls Hats and Gloves Tea”...

For Women’s History Month, Honor Mental Health Worker Gigi Crowder

The subject of mental illness has been taboo in the African American community for too long. Too often these issues have been locked behind closed...

Assemblymember Thurmond Honors Longtime Berkeley Activist Ying Lee

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) has recognized Ying Lee, former Berkeley City Councilmember and tireless social justice activist, as the 15th Assembly District’s Women’s History...

Hayward Honors Local Women

The City of Hayward will honor four local women at the third “Hayward Honors Women” event on Thursday, March 26, 5 p.m. to 7...

Gladys Green to Be Inducted in Alameda County Women’s Hall of...

Gladys Green has made her mark on the community of Oakland many times over – as a neighborhood activist, a business leader, a champion...

Bay Area African American Women in Music: Jazz Singer Mary Stallings...

Deciding on which of some 50 women to begin Women’s History Month in a projected yearlong series, “Bay Area African American Women in Music,”...

Bay Area Women Leading Behind the Scenes in Politics

The face of leadership is changing. More African American women are being represented in the political arena. They manage communications for state leaders, represent...
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