Tag: women’s history month

Women: The often overlooked fuel component in the U.S. space program, science

Women: The often overlooked fuel component in the U.S. space program, science

| March 2, 2017

The recent success of the Hollywood film “Hidden Figures,” chronically the story of the black women mathematicians and computer scientists who were crucial to the opening success of the U.S. space program, has brought to the forefront the too often ignored contributions women have made to science and technology. The groundbreaking and brilliant precision work […]

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Black girl magic: ‘Hidden Figures’ outshines ‘La La Land’ at box office

Black girl magic: ‘Hidden Figures’ outshines ‘La La Land’ at box office

| March 2, 2017

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Looks like the myth that black films can’t make big money in Hollywood is about to become a thing of the past. In early February, “Hidden Figures” passed “La La Land” as the top-grossing (domestically) Oscar-nominated film in Hollywood this season. “Hidden Figures” focuses on three women who […]

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First black crew member to join International Space Station

First black crew member to join International Space Station

| March 2, 2017

By Shantella Y. Sherman (AFRO/NNPA Member) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected astronaut Jeanette Epps to join the crew of the International Space Station in 2018. Epps will become the first black crewmember to represent the U.S. on the station. The journey will mark the first time Epps has traveled to orbit, […]

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Women’s history often overlooked

Women’s history often overlooked

| March 9, 2016

Editor’s note: U.S. and world history has been shaped by many people, many of whom are often left out of or passed over quickly in the annals of history. As part of our Women’s History Month special edition, we have included a few short profiles of women—some well known, others not so well known—who had […]

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.  Presents 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.  Presents 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon

| April 3, 2015

Courtesy of Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter FORT WAYNE—March is Women’s History Month.  Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter held their 3rd Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon “Weaving the Stories of Women Lives” on March 28 at Link’s Wonderland.  Local phenomenal women from the Fort Wayne Community were recognized and honored for their outstanding contributions and […]

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Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

| March 4, 2015

Financial advisor: Account for your spending; model the behavior By Erica L. McCain When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the U.S. and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history, according to […]

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Announces 3rd Annual Women’s History Month program

| February 13, 2015

By Sheryl Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Wayne Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is scheduled to host a luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., March 28 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave.  The theme of the event is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” […]

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Spotlight on Rae Pearson of Alpha Rae Personnel Inc.

Spotlight on Rae Pearson of Alpha Rae Personnel Inc.

| March 19, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville Whatz up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking some time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some happiness because all of you deserve it, on our journey of love. On that note, your Women’s History Month Specialty Page […]

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(Black) Women’s History Month

(Black) Women’s History Month

| March 16, 2014

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist Do you know about Elizabeth Keckley?  Maggie Lena Walker, Sarann Knight Preddy, Gertrude Pocte Geddes-Willis, Trish Millines Dziko, Addie L Wyatt or Marie-Therese Metoyer? What about Ernesta Procope, Dr. Sadie Alexander, Or Dr. Phyllis Wallace?  What about Bettiann Gardner, Lillian Lambert, or Emma Chappell?  What about Ellen Holly, Mary Alice, […]

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‘Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment’

| March 13, 2014

By Sheryl Edwards Photos by Bennie Edwards Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Second Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon was hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter on March 8 at Link’s Wonderland. Women’s History Month honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and […]

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