Famously private, Aretha Franklin handpicked singer Jennifer Hudson to portray her in the compelling release by debut film director Liesl Tommy. “Respect,” its flaws notwithstanding, underscores Franklin’s genius.
Title Nine, a women’s sport apparel company in California, recently donated $1 million to the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in an effort to narrow the wage gap.
As for equal access, Title Nine proved pivotal in my literary career: For having missed, in the late 1990s, my deadline for a major book project, I found salvation in a part-time, holiday season warehouse packing job with the company.
In a country that claims hockey, maple syrup and a turpentine-flavored cough medicine called Buckley’s as pillars of its national identity, it’s rare to find a black woman at the center of a media frenzy. But such was the case last week when Esi Edugyan, a 33-year-old writer, won the most prestigious literary award in […]