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Fifty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress, New York City has announced it will erect a statue in honor of the congresswoman by 2020. READ MORE: Viola Davis set to produce and star in ‘The Fighting Shirley Chisholm’ Addressing a void in New York of a lack of statues that […]

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When you are making a film about Shirley Chisholm, you are making a film about a black woman icon who was not afraid to see her own power and go for what she wanted. It only makes sense to cast an actress that has the teeth to make us feel that pride, power and persona onscreen.

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Of all New York’s monuments and statues, the best known is probably the Statue of Liberty, the iconic green woman serving as a beacon of America’s best self.

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  On the heels of announcing her partnership with Amazon Studios, Viola Davis has landed the leading role in their upcoming film, The Fighting Shirley Chisholm. The Oscar-Winning actress, whose company, JuVee Productions, inked a first-look deal with the company, will play Shirley Chisholm, the nation’s first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of […]

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To kick off National Women’s History Month, we’re sharing stories about the most Undefeated women who we’ve written about since we launched in May 2016. They include athletes, actresses, soldiers, musicians, educators, activists and journalists. According to the National Women’s History Project, “recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, […]

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Black women have always put in the work. If you want to put it in numerical terms, try out this number: Ninety-four percent. That is the percentage of black women who voted for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to be the first woman to become president of the United States. Black women have been putting in […]

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While Hillary Clinton's presidential win would be a remarkable feat, it could not have happened had it not been for Shirley Chisholm who paved the way.

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Sojourner Truth’s ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ Truth’s speech from 1851 is quoted frequently and gives a […]

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