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We ARE Black History - Meet Trailblazing Black Women

Today is one day in this Black History Month.  We at OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc.,
join many others in inviting you to meet a few Trailblazing Black Women.  Half this story has yet to be told.  Share the information linked below with your children, grandchildren, students, neighbors, friends and acquaintances. Have a discussion; do a little more research; learn about some phenomenal women who have blazed remarkable trails.  Although many of us did not learn about most of these remarkable women in school, thanks to the Internet, we can factual information about many of them.  We start with a photo collection from the Huffington Post. (Link is at end of section)

1. Black History Heroines Brought Back To Life In Stunning Photos


When it comes to torches of strong Black women civil rights legacies, there are a lot to carry.

Fortunately for us there are plenty of contemporary black women up for the task, and the #WeAreBlackHistory photo series was devised as the perfect way to honor them.

The project, launched on, is a creation of three women co-founders of Style Influencers Group -- a network dedicated to connecting brands with prominent black influencers of the fashion and beauty worlds. Jessica Andrews, Christina Brown and Lexi Felder took inspiration from the #BlackLivesMatter movement to limelight current cultural figures that demand the same ideals of equality as the civil rights legends before them. matched black digital influencers of the 21st century with iconic photographs of beloved female members of the black community to recreate bold portraits. The series features fresh faces and old names such as senior editor Jamilah Lemieux as Angela Davis, BlogHer editor Feminista Jones as Betty Shabazz, and HuffPost Style's very own Julee Wilson as none other than Rosa Parks:

Each subject has a personal kinship to the idol they portray -- something that photographer Jerome A. Shaw flawlessly communicates with focused light in black and white.

Christina Brown explains the pairings of the series: “They were chosen not only because they are deeply inspired by their icons, but because they're making a tangible impact and shaping our history with their words, actions, and images."

The classic retro-styled hair, makeup and nails were crafted by Seto McCoy, Kayden Makeup Artistry and Gracie J, respectively.

“We aren't claiming to be the next iteration of these icons,” wrote Andrews, “but we do stand on their shoulders.”

And beautiful shoulders they are.

See the rest of the #WeAreBlackHistory photo series here.

2. See also  Trailblaizers - Black Women Organized for Political Action. They represent: Politics, Education, Chemistry, Engineering

3. Trailblazers of Education: 7 Black Women Who Broke Barriers:  Black women have a long and proud history of advancing the cause of education in America. Their groundbreaking accomplishments – particularly in higher education –inspire, encourage, and challenge not only black women, but people of every race, age,  gender, and economic background to pursue their dreams.  From the first black female PhD graduates to the first black female presidents of prestigious universities, the 7 women on this list are game changers in the world of education and beyond.

4. Meet 7 Black Women Trailblazers in Medicine:

5. The Women's Resources Section of OneWorld's website is dedicated to information about, for, and by Women.  ( I AM Woman - by Helen Reddy )

OneWorld Progressive Institute, Inc., is a small group of committed volunteers who produce community information and education television programs on health literacy, education and civic engagement.  We also find good information and post informative blogs about issues we believe shine light and are beneficial to many in our communities.  Learn more about us at our web site:  and visit our web education section at:

Please share our information with others.  Watch our informative television programs on your public access channels: Frontier (formerly AT&T), Channel 99, drop down; Charter Communications Chan. 21, and Comcast (Optimum) Channels 10, 15, 18 & 26. - OneWorld’s YouTube – See us on:

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