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Ida B Wells

These Black Women Also Deserve A Visit To Their Graves On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.16.2017 | Black Voices

People visited suffragist Susan B. Anthony’s grave this election Tuesday, and placed “I voted” stickers on her tombstone in order to honor her t...

Mightier Than The Sword: Ida B. Wells And The Power Of Writing As Advocacy

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 07.12.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

As we reflect on the leadership legacy of Ida B. Wells, how will you use writing as advocacy as a tool to advance liberty and justice for all?

This Clothing Line Honors Black Intellects With Their Own Fictional College

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.24.2016 | Black Voices

One clothing company is honoring a few of black history's greats by giving them their own fictional universities modeled after their works. Philadel...

#SayHerName: Police Brutality's Links to Domestic Violence

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Long faded are the voices of the women at Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 fighting for women's rights, and long past are the reiterative pleas of Sojo...

Volunteer State Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 11.04.2016 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

My recent travels have taken me to Tennessee, the Volunteer State. Although I knew something about the history of the ratification of the Nineteenth ...

Google Pays Tribute To Ida B. Wells, Fearless Journalist And All-Round Badass

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.16.2015 | Media

When Ida B. Wells was 22, she was asked by a conductor of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Company to give up her seat on the train to a white man. She ...

Advocating for a Healthier Future

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

NAACP founders recognized that we, as African Americans, would never reach the peak of our potential if we were treated as second-class citizens in our own county, especially as it relates to our health.

100 Years Later, Legacy Endures for Suffragists

David Orr | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

We all owe a huge debt of gratitude to the legions of women who led the fight, many of whom were considered extreme radicals at the time. Most suffragists first fought on behalf of other causes.

Behind the Scenes at the Chicago Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It is wonderful to live in a city so rich of history, so rich of character, so rich of talent and art. But do we celebrate it enough?

Boy Who Watched Brother's Murder Sentenced To 71 Years

Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

In 1994, a child's tragic murder at a housing project in Chicago made headlines across the nation. Five-year-old Eric Morse and his brother Derrick Le...

What Indy Media Trailblazers Can Teach Us

Jeff Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Cohen

Will independent media outlets that contributed so mightily to the stunning election result speak truth to power and expose corruption and injustice over the long haul -- no matter who's in charge?

The End of Identity Politics: A Wake Up Call for Feminists

Judi Jennings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judi Jennings

Ask yourself when and why feminists stopped talking about peace and started talking about being tough enough to go to war, and think about what that means.