betty shabazz

For many of us the assassination of NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is merely a chapter in our Civil Rights history books. It’s a clip in the countless civil rights documentaries we’ve watched in history classes. For Evers’ widow and daughter, that moment plays over-and-over in their minds. “It never stops,” Evers’ daughter Reena said. […]

Although she was famously regarded as the widow of slain civil rights leader Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), Dr. Betty Shabazz blazed trails of her…

Golden Globe® Award-winner and Academy Award®-nominee Angela Bassett and nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist Mary J. Blige will be in the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Betty & Coretta”. This movie aptly describes the friendship of the great women. The film, premiering Saturday, February 2 at 8.7c, will tell the dual real-life stories of Coretta Scott King […]

VIA: Madamenoire.com I happened upon this post on MadameNoire.com. It’s a spoof of the Real Housewives of Atlanta titled the Real Housewives of Civil Rights. In the spoof, women of the Civil Rights movement (Coretta Scott King, Winnie Mandela, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou, Betty Shabazz, and Marilyn Monroe) play off the events of the time […]

VIA: www.newsone.com This week marks the 35th commemoration of International Women’s Day (Monday), celebrated by the United Nations. This year’s theme is “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities, Progress for all.” As a woman, I am grateful that for one day out of 365, women are recognized for our achievements. But outside of this special day and […]

VIA: www.huffingtonpost.com, www.tazzdaddy.com Today marks the 45th Anniversary of the assassination of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, better known as Malcolm X. He was shot on a Sunday in 1965 just before he was to give a speech at a rally in New York City. He is unarguably one of the most known and influential figures in […]