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Simone Askew Becomes First Black Woman to Lead West Point’s Cadets

Simone Askew Becomes First Black Woman to Lead West Point’s Cadets

Askew will assume the highest position of the cadet chain of command.

Serena Williams Tells Black Women to ‘Be Fearless’ on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Serena Williams Tells Black Women to ‘Be Fearless’ on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

“I am trying to figure out how I can move the needle forward and open doors for everyone, no matter the color of their skin.”

Black Women's Equal Pay Day Highlights Wage Gap

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Highlights Wage Gap

Social media will be abuzz July 31 to discuss the issue of pay disparities for Black women, and solutions.

From ‘Fresh Prince’ Star to Black History Advocate, Karyn Parsons is Making a Difference

The actress talked with DiversityInc about her organization’s mission of educating children on historic Black figures.

Beyoncé’s Pic of New Born Twins Causes a Stir on Social Media

Beyoncé’s Pic of Newborn Twins Causes a Stir on Social Media

A photo posted by the global superstar dominated the Internet, again.

Dark Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers Linked To Breast Cancer

Dark Hair Dye and Chemical Relaxers Linked To Breast Cancer

The study was the first to find a significant increase in breast cancer risk among Black women who used dark shades of hair dye and white women who used chemical relaxers.

Adults Perceive Black Girls as 'Less Innocent' than White Girls: Georgetown Study

Adults Perceive Black Girls as ‘Less Innocent’ than White Girls: Georgetown Study

The study finds substantial bias toward Black girls beginning at age five.

Taraji P. Henson’s New Short, Curly Hairstyle Has Meaning

Taraji P. Henson’s New Short, Curly Hairstyle Has Meaning

Henson’s stylist shared the reason behind the cut, and DiversityInc asked Tamika Katon-Donegal, an L.A.-based Black actress, why she wears her natural curls.

Black Women Discriminated Against in Every Way, Report

Black Women Discriminated Against in Every Way, Report

“Despite higher labor participation and voting rates, at all educational levels Black women are concentrated in lower paying jobs than most other groups of workers, and have poor outcomes in healthcare, criminal justice and life expectancy.”

NYPD Officer Charged with Murder in Shooting of Mentally Ill Black Woman

NYPD Sergeant Charged with Murder in Shooting of Mentally Ill Black Woman

Hugh Barry was arrested on charges of murder in the first degree, manslaughter in the first and second degrees and criminally negligent homicide.

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

Black Women Leaders Demand Representation in the DNC

“Investing in Black women's political leadership is a solid return on investment,” the women said in a letter to Democratic Party Chair Tom Perez.

Activists Raise Funds for ‘National Black Mama’s Bail Out Day’

In time for Mother’s Day, a coalition, including Black Lives Matter, plans to post bail for Black mothers who are not convicted of a crime yet remain in jail because they cannot afford to pay.

FBI Investigates Racially Charged Banana, Noose Incident at American University

Racist incidents targeted American University’s first Black woman student government president and targeted her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.

Congressional Caucus Brings Attention to Missing Black Girls

"For far too long the voices of and issues facing Black women and girls have not been given the attention it deserves," Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman said.

Michelle Obama Applauds Beyoncé’s ‘Formation Scholars’

Michelle Obama Applauds Beyoncé’s ‘Formation Scholars’

“Thank you for investing in our girls,” Michelle Obama said about the college scholarship program.

Serena Williams Responds to ‘Racist’ Remark About Her Unborn Child

Serena Williams Responds to Racist Remark About Her Unborn Child

“It disappoints me to know we live in a society in which people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child,” Serena Williams said.

Trump Administration’s ‘Attack on Black Women’ Evident, Says Congresswoman

Trump Administration’s ‘Attack on Black Women’ Evident, Says Congresswoman

Recent incidents involving Maxine Waters, April Ryan and Susan Rice echo the treatment of Michelle Obama.

Fox News Faces Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Fox News Faces Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Two Black women said they "and other dark-skinned employees suffered years-long relentless racial animus" at the company.

Bill O’Reilly’s Racist Remark on Congresswoman’s Hair Rebuked

The Fox News host's comment about Rep. Maxine Waters is "no laughing matter," rather "a well-worn diversion and act of denigration," a Rutgers women's and gender studies professor told DiversityInc.

Oprah Winfrey for President?

Oprah Winfrey for President?

In an interview, Winfrey said President Trump’s win made her rethink whether or not she could become President of the United States.

‘Day Without a Woman’: Women’s March Sets Date for General Strike

‘Day Without a Woman’: Women’s March Sets Date for General Strike

DiversityInc asked a political scientist and women’s studies professor her thoughts on the strike and on race in relation to the movement.

Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair

Study: The Social Psychology Behind White Biases Against Black Natural Hair

White women “had the strongest explicit attitudes that were negative. The significant bias is a challenge for Black women that has to be acknowledged."

First Black Woman Elected President of Harvard Law Review

Imelme Umana is a member of the law school’s class of 2018.

Study: Black Women Die of Cervical Cancer at 77 Percent Higher Rates Than Previously Reported

Black Women Die of Cervical Cancer at 77 Percent Higher Rate Than Previously Thought

Black women are dying at "twice the rate as white women in the United States,” says Johns Hopkins study.