The daughters of the civil rights icons set the record straight in a Facebook Live discussion.

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Malcolm X Day annually celebrates the iconic leader’s birthday on May 19.

Malcolm X, a prominent civil rights leader and activist, is often taught as a militant foil to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. However, in a May 15 Facebook live hosted by GirlTrek, an organization that promotes healthy lifestyles among Black women, Ilyasa Shabazz, Malcolm X’s daughter, and Dr. Bernice A. King, Dr. Martin Luther King’s daughter, had a discussion over the misperception of their families’ legacies that Dr. …

From coast to coast, black women are no strangers to revolution.

On the same night George Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza and fellow community organizers Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi coined a hashtag that would birth an international movement: #BlackLivesMatter. Black women have always been involved in liberation work and protested in their own ways . They led revolts and uprisings . They committed arson and poisoned slaveowners.They formed activist organizations and investigated lynchings .

Yet, they’ve been marginalized by major protest movements. But not today.

From Tamika Mallory to the Black Lives Matter…

The difference between February and March is Womanism.

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In a society rampant with racism and sexism, it can feel as if the only people in our corner are other Black women. One woman certainly holding it down in the ring, is Sha Battle. As a tech consultant and entrepreneur, Battle often felt the diverse contributions of Black women weren’t well represented in education. (After all, did you know the first home security system was invented by a Black woman?) So, the native Georgian created a movement to recognize April as International Black Women’s History Month.

Conveniently following Black and Women’s…

Jenae Barnes

Jenae is a D.C.-based Sunflower girl, recent GMU graduate, Cancer, and womanist with bylines at ABC News and Blavity.

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