black women

Classic Episode: Beyonce's Feminism

The release of Beyonce's secret "visual album" in December 2013 was hailed as her feminist manifesto, setting off an internet-wide discussion about the mega-star's public image versus her personal politics. Cristen and Caroline weigh in on the pop cultural significance of Beyonce's feminism.

Podcasting Women: Black Girls Talking

Black Girls Talking is a must-hear podcast on pop culture, representation, and feminism hosted by Alesia, Fatima, Ramou and Aurelia. Cristen and Caroline chat with hosts Alesia and Aurelia about the podcast's origin story, exceptionalism and white privilege, and why feminism is a verb.

27 Female Directors of Color You Should Watch

Where are the black female directors?

When the Oscars snubbed 'Selma' director Ava DuVernay, it left many with a bigger question about the absence of black female directors in Hollywood. In this Oscar season episode, Cristen and Caroline search behind the camera for women of color.

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Alice Augusta Ball

In her brief life, pharmaceutical chemist Alice Augusta Bell achieved multiple firsts and saved lives with her breakthrough research.

Vintage Radvertising: Afro Sheen

In the 1970s, Afro Sheen marketed the "poetry" of natural black hair.

Abolitionist Heroines

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, and in recognition, Cristen and Caroline discuss the often unsung women who helped set an enslaved people free, despite tremendous race- and gender-based prejudice.

Black Women at the Oscars

Why is there a lack of qualify film roles for black actresses? Listen in to learn more about Hattie McDaniel, the the first black actress to win an Oscar, as well as more about black women behind the camera directing, screenwriting and producing.