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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Is 'Dope As Hell' In This Hilarious 'Drunk History' Reenactment

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices

No one has retold Harriet Tubman’s story quite like Crissle West and Octavia Spencer. West, a writer and co-host of the popular comedy...

Women on the $10 Bill?

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Harriet Tubman was selected earlier this year through a nationwide vote to be on the new $20 bill. As we continue to discuss women on the money, let's discover some of the many accomplished women through history.

President Obama: Please Include the Environment in Your Speech to the CBC!

Audrey Peterman | Posted 09.14.2015 | Black Voices
Audrey Peterman

He will no doubt raise issues commonly identified as Black interests: crime and the justice system; voting rights and what's at stake in the upcoming elections. But if he also introduces the subjects of climate change and conservation of our clean air, water and parks, it could send shock waves through the Black community.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Put A Woman On The $10 Bill? Sure, Americans Say.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

Just over half of Americans approve of the Treasury Department's decision to feature a woman on the redesign of the $10 bill, a new HuffPost/YouGov po...

A Woman on the $10 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Jill S. Tietjen

The Treasury Department made an announcement the week of June 15 that a woman was going to be featured on the $10 bill.

Put Harriet Tubman on America's Currency

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Treasury Department is authorized to choose figures for America's money and recently indicated that it planned to supplant or at least supplement Alexander Hamilton with a woman.

How Putting One Foot in Front of the Other Is Saving the African-American Community

NationSwell | Posted 05.29.2015 | Impact

Through long conversations with her friend and eventual GirlTrek co-founder Vanessa Garrison, Dixon discovered that both she and Garrison had an unfulfilled sense of purpose. Specifically, they both wanted to give back to female African-American community.

Raven-Symoné On Harriet Tubman $20: 'I Don't Like That Idea'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Black Voices

Raven-Symoné has joined the growing list of people condemning the proposed idea of Harriet Tubman potentially replacing President Andrew Jackson on t...

This Could Be The First Woman On A $20 Bill

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

Americans want Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Tubman was the winner of a 10-week poll conducted by the nonprofit group Women On 20s, which wants t...

12 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Groundbreaking Women

nameberry | Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents

In honor of Women’s History Month, here a dozen daring, groundbreaking women -- who also happen to have noteworthy names that you just might want to...

The Woman Who Has Played Harriet Tubman 200 Times

Chris Taylor | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Chris Taylor

In the theatre world, there are ordinary roles, and then there are roles of a lifetime. Harriet Tubman is among the latter.

America: Lift Every Voice and Sing

Ronda Lee | Posted 04.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ronda Lee

Some are thinking, why do you have to bring up race? Forgive and forget. It is the same refrain as the unfaithful spouse asking why the partner brings up past infidelities. That is water under the bridge. America, the water under the bridge is about to overtake the bridge.

On the Culture Front: Winter Jazzfest

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.30.2015 | New York
Chris Kompanek

NYC Winter Jazzfest turns those icy days into a bracing experience that allows savvy fans to binge on dozens of acts spread across ten venues in the village that delve deep into the many sub-genres of this timeless form.

Maryland She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Harriet Tubman was born a slave on Maryland's Eastern Shore. In 1849, when she was about 30, her owner died. Believing she was going to be sold, she escaped and made her way to Philadelphia.

We Are the Dream They Dreamed

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.07.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

It's really not about "equality"; it's about freedom. Freedom. FREEDOM. The freedom to live a life fully and without fear, no matter your gender. Women today, especially in America, are living a dream that our foremothers dreamed for us. And they have passed the torch to us.

A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.

New York's Finger Lakes Region: Hotbed of Activism in the 1800s

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When I go to Seneca Falls, New York (the birthplace of women's rights), I marvel that so much activism took place during the 1800s in what we now call upstate New York.

Defending Our Shores

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Each May, we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering the men and women who have fought to defend our shores throughout the history of our country. Women f...

Kate Sheppard

History Under Water: Climate Change Imperils Historic, Cultural Sites | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

On a bright, unseasonably hot morning in early May, Susan Meredith pushed her kayak off the banks of the Little Blackwater River, a shallow, 15-mile t...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Push Bill Curbing Obama's Ability To Designate National Monuments | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that would make it more difficult for the president to declare new...

The Women Who Keep the Good Going

Areva Martin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Areva Martin

I love that March marks Women's History Month, and that each year at about the same time, spring awakens me to what's new. I am also reminded of the blessings of old and of what I've received thanks to the many women who've come before me.

WATCH: Mae Jemison On Being More Than Just A First

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

The first black woman in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss what it means to be the first to accomplish a historic milestone,...

Keep Going: Harriet Tubman's Legacy

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Sue Shanahan

Harriet was born into slavery and raised in a world with no hope. Still, she dreamed her dreams and did what she had to do. She broke the law of the land by following the North Star to freedom. Where did a woman who was whipped as a child get that kind of courage?

Let it Snow: Hercules Couldn't Keep Me From My Son's Wedding

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

She and her husband had managed to drive from Vermont to Boston and were at the rehearsal dinner. The message read  simply, "Your flight has been cancelled. I'm so sorry."