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scienceyoucanlove: Mae C. Jemison was born on...

We salute Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to be admitted into the astronaut training program. #Boomers50 #WomensHistoryMonth

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Thelma Porter, Miss Subways New York City, 1948. Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April, 1948.

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from MadameNoire

Joyce Bryant: The Black Marilyn Monroe

With the perfect hourglass figure, backless dresses & silver tinted hair, jazz singer Joyce Bryant became known as "The Bronze Bombshell"

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In 1952, Ruby McCollum, the wealthiest African-American woman in Live Oak, murdered the town’s beloved doctor, a white man named Leroy Adams. She said it was the only way she knew to end six years of rape. The case would help show that a persistent form of bondage plagued the South for a century after the Civil War — “paramour rights,” the assumption that white men had a right to use African-American women for sex.

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Circa 1920s. Marriages between Chinese men and African American women were common in Texas, in the South and throughout the Caribbean in the late 1800s.

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from Essence.com

The Write or Die Chick: 50 Good Books Every Black Woman Should Read

50 Good Books Every Black Woman Should Read: Now that the kids are old enough to be gone (even if they are not). Lets catch up on our reading

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