Studio One Eighty Nine: Spreading the Ethical Fashion Movement and Empowering Women Globally

  It’s really inspiring when famous people put their multiple resources, huge global presence and unselfish kindness into helping others achieve greatness. Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah come to mind. The talented actress teamed up with the ethical fashion designer to establish Studio 189. That’s the new line owned by Ms. Dawson and features Ghana-based,…

Forgotten Figures of Black History: Anna Douglass and Claudette Colvin

  Anna Murray-Douglass and Claudette Colvin are little-known figures in African-American history, often being left out of narratives involving prominent contributions towards black liberation. Anna Murray-Douglass grew up in the 19th century as the first emancipated child to her newly-freed parents. While she played a pivotal role in American history, most of us know her…

Tiera Guinn: A “Hidden Figure” of the 21st Century

  The 2016 biographical film Hidden Figures celebrated the important contribution made by a group of young African-American women whose mathematical prowess supported the United States Apollo Space Program. The film has been a box office hit and has received critical acclaim. Thanks to Hidden Figures, the American public is paying closer attention to the…