Women of Color

In this July 30, 2015, image, researchers found evidence that a white dwarf star may have ripped apart a planet as it came too close. The field of astronomy and planetary science subjects women of color to the most workplace harassment in the field.

STUDY: Women of Color Astronomers Face Most Racism, Sexism at Work in Field

Nearly 30 percent feel unsafe in the profession because of racism.  

16 Women of Color Who Made History in 2016

Amidst a year of challenging news and political events, these 16 women of color kept it moving and made history in the arenas of culture, media, sports and politics.

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Senate Will Soon Have Four Times as Many Women of Color

Kamala Harris, Tammy Duckworth and Catherine Cortez Masto won crucial elections and will join Mazie Hirono in the upper legislative house next year.

Half a Million People May Soon Lose Access to Planned Parenthood

Two dozen state legislatures have moved forward with efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. But one of the major tactics—blocking the health care centers from accepting Medicaid—is likely illegal.

Black Woman-Owned Craft Beer Brand Headed to New York Walmart Stores

Harlem Brewing Company owner Celeste Beatty: ”I hope it turns into a Patti pies situation.”

An Overdue Intro to Hollis Wong-Wear, the Grammy-Nominated Musician and Poet on a Mission

The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis collaborator has stepped out as frontwoman of her own electro-R&B group, The Flavr Blue. But this is just the beginning for the singing, songwriting poet who will set you straight if you call her a “sidekick.” 

 

WATCH: Danai Gurira on Empowering Women of Color in Storytelling

“The stories about Africans always somehow miraculously had a Western protagonist, and I was like, ‘Wow.’ Do we not merit our own ability to tell our own stories?”

ICYMI: Margaret Cho Reveals Her Past as a Sex Worker In 10 Tweets

“I know that it’s a job that’s needlessly shunned by society when frankly we should be worshipped.”

Report: Women of Color are Starting More Businesses Than Ever Before

There are 9.9 million women-owned businesses in the United States, and increasingly, they are run by women of color.

Three Not-Famous Black Models Cover ‘Teen Vogue’

Young black models Imaan Hammam, Lineisy Montero and Aya Jones rock Teen Vogue’s August 2015 cover.

North Carolina Bill Criminalizes Drug-Addicted New Moms

The discredited War on Drugs continues

New Las Cafeteras Video 'Mujer Soy' Celebrates Everyday Struggles

It’s right in time for Women’s History Month.

White House to Women and Girls of Color: We Haven't Forgotten You

A response to the response to My Brother’s Keeper

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

New state-level effort looks at changing that

Black Woman, 74, Freed After 32 Years In Prison

Mary Virginia Jones served time for a murder committed by an abusive boyfriend

Criminal Record Bars Young Women of Color from Work

It’s not just a problem for men