From CNN.com: Shirley Sherrod, who was forced to resign from her government job in Georgia based on incomplete and misleading reports of a speech she gave, has been offered a new job by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. But, she said Thursday she is “not so sure.” “I’m not so sure that going back to the […]

Black TV Moms have always have had their very own dynamic. From the way they walked, to the way they handled their children and their husbands. This same uniqueness is what sparked a generation of women now who are now mothers and wives and in some way or another, have taken certain principles from these […]

Photo: Michael Cunningham After Hellobeautiful.com published 30 Black Female Leaders You Should Know About, which we shared with you, HB was delighted to hear from A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter and biographer of Madam CJ Walker. Bundles granted HB an interview to talk about the life of Madam Walker, her own career and the importance of […]

From the AJC.com: Former Gov. Roy Barnes successfully completed the first step of his political redemption tour Tuesday, handily winning the Democratic nomination for his old job. Almost eight years after being ousted by Sonny Perdue and becoming the first Democrat to lose a governor’s race to a Republican in modern Georgia history, Barnes overwhelmed […]

We recently ran a list of the 30 Black Female Leaders You Should Know About. Because there are lots of great female African American leaders, here are 30 more! 1. Mae Jemison Mae Jemison has gone farther than most people, let alone most black women. Jemison became the first African American astronaut in space when […]

Tramaine Hawkins spoke with Vickie Winans on our affiliate station, Philadelphia’s Praise 103.9 – her first interview since the passing of her legendary ex-husband and father of her children, Bishop Walter Hawkins. Listen to the interview here: RELATED: Walter Hawkins (1949 – 2010) A Life Truly Fulfilled

From the AJC.com: The wife of the white farmer allegedly discriminated against by the USDA’s rural development director for Georgia said Shirley Sherrod “kept us out of bankruptcy.” Eloise Spooner, 82, awoke Tuesday to discover that Sherrod had lost her job after videotaped comments she made in March at a local NAACP banquet surfaced on […]

From MSNBC.com: A black USDA official in Georgia has resigned after publicly admitting she didn’t help a white man trying to save his farm to the “full force” of her power and instead referred him to “one of his own.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he had accepted Shirley Sherrod’s resignation, saying there was “zero […]

From CNN.com: Perdue Farms is recalling nearly 92,000 pounds of chicken nuggets because of concern that a small number of them may contain pieces of plastic. The nuggets are sold under the Great Value brand in Walmart stores in the United States. “We determined the likely source was a small plastic ring that got into […]

From WNYC.org: Swimming is a great form of exercise, a refreshing summer activity and an important life skill. Yet African American women seem to be…let’s say less than enthusiastic. “Oh no, black women don’t swim.” Michael Hawkins, an instructor at Hair Design Institute in Manhattan, often hears that from clients, students and some stylists when […]

From BVBuzz.com: Actor Idris Elba recently returned from hosting 21 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities on an excursion to South Africa for Coca-Cola’s first “Open Happiness Tour.” “This was a life-changing and moving experience for me,” Elba told BV Buzz. “I’ve been to Africa a couple of times since my father was from Ghana and […]