In 2012, Lia Neal, an African-American and Chinese-American woman, became the second Black woman to qualify for an Olympic swimming team — and now she, and her friend/fellow swimmer, are making history again. Neal — who won the Bronze medal in the 2012 games — qualified for the Olympic swim team on July 3 alongside her Stanford

  Chicago, IL — Frustrated because she couldn’t find books that her six-year-old African-American niece could relate to and enjoy, a Chicago-based entrepreneur created a company featuring a library of ebooks whose storylines, characters and uplifting messages mirror the lives, families and communities of Black and Latino children. It is the first time in publishing history

Among many firsts, Patricia Bath is the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent. She invented the Laserphaco Probe for cataract treatment in 1986.   Synopsis Born in Harlem, New York, on November 4, 1942, Patricia Bath became the first African American

In the centuries since our long, tireless walk to freedom began, Black women have been the beating heart of the push for social change. From organizing and protesting, to advocating and uplifting, Black women’s work is never done. And yet, hand-in-hand with the tireless efforts of our mothers, sisters, and daughters is the grim reality

A young woman from Ohio made an absolutely amazing accomplishment this past graduation season. Tera Poole (pictured) is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry, which is the nation’s oldest dental college. This institution was founded in the city of Baltimore in 1840. Its existence predates the abolishment of slavery in America.

  Serena Williams won Wimbledon last week, tying Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam wins and setting the record for being the oldest woman to ever clinch a major title — a record she herself had previously set. She’s been on the professional tour for two decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. She is probably the greatest tennis player

TSS stands for Toxic Shock Syndrome, and it can be caused by improper use of tampons, triggering deadly Staph or Strep bacteria. But what is meant by “improper” use of tampons? Tampon caution Tampons caught on quickly with women because they offered more freedom and ease in use of protection during their menstrual cycle. Then

They say mom knows best, and when your mom is first lady Michelle Obama, that rings especially true. Wearing a lovely Antonio Berardi dress, FLOTUS is one of Seventeen magazine’s May cover stars (Meghan Trainor graces the other side). She posed alongside two of the luckiest teens ever, whose essays won them a chance chance to interview her