The Modernization of Cosmetics Act of 2022 only protects consumers after the damage is done -- through recalls. Cosmetics makers don't have to prove their products are safe. Women using hair straightening products are especially at risk. The Look Good Feel Better program encourages women undergoing cancer treatment to use cosmetics. Meanwhile, the EU has banned 2,400 dangerous chemicals that can't be used in cosmetics. The US has banned 11.
Jane Cooke Wright is a pioneering cancer researcher and surgeon. Not only did she contribute a lot to chemotherapy, she developed a drug to treat breast/skin cancer.
AND if that wasn’t enough, she did something extraordinary for humans and animals alike. She figured out how to use human skin tissue for testing instead of using mice.
A concerning pattern is emerging of Black women leaving leadership roles. New report from Washington Area Women’s Foundation aims to address what Black women #leaders need to thrive: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/the-state-of-black-women-leadership-is-in-danger/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CLEADERSHIP%3A%20Black%20women%20leaders%20face,or%20traditional%20forms%20of%20leadership. #racialjustice #equality
#SparkPlug, a #generativeAI model, recently secured $1.4 million in funding from #TDBank, #Salesforce, The #GovernmentOfCanada, Foundation for #BlackCommunities and #NBACanada, per a news release shared with ESSENCE.
ICYMI: Mystery Surrounds Death Of 26 Black Woman At North Carolina Hospital https://shinemycrown.com/mystery-surrounds-of-26-black-woman-at-north-carolina-hospital/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #News #anoxicbraininjury #Blackwomen #cardiacarrest
#BlackPatients #Medicare #RacismInAmerica #JeffersonHealth #EinsteinHospital #PhiladelphiaPennsylvania #BreastCancer #Women #BlackWomen #Racism #MedicalRacism #USA #BlackMastodon https://vocal.media/viva/black-patient-jefferson-health-breast-cancer-surgeon-s-joke-about-me-losing-my-nipple-during-lumpectomy-surgery
Mystery Surrounds Death Of 26 Black Woman At North Carolina Hospital https://shinemycrown.com/mystery-surrounds-of-26-black-woman-at-north-carolina-hospital/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #News #anoxicbraininjury #Blackwomen #cardiacarrest
On 11/5/68, Shirley Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress. "Fighting" Shirley Chisholm rocked the House to its foundations. We all benefit from her trailblazing legacy. Definitely one of the heroes! #NewYork #NYC #History #Historian #historymatters #BlackWomen #NamingGotham #histodons @histodons https://www.amazon.com/Naming-Gotham-Villains-Rogues-Heroes/dp/1467151408
"This week, history was made when Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.) became the third Black woman ever sworn into the U.S. Senate.
Now more than ever, we urgently need Black women's representation in both chambers of Congress to address our top concerns."
won't know for another week (i think) if it's #cancer or not. so am not in the clear yet.
but let me tell you something:
every single doctor (all women, btw) told me had i waited another year to get a mammogram, it most likely would have developed into cancer.
so, for the love of your life and those who love you:
🗣️ GET A MAMMOGRAM
way too many #BlackWomen die of breast cancers, at younger ages, that could have been nipped at the bud had they gotten mammos in their 30s & 40s
"I simply have to observe this: It probably irks Trump to no small degree that the professionalism, experience and skill of three powerful Black women—District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia, Attorney General Letitia James in New York, and the Hon. Tanya Chutkan in D.C.—will largely determine his fate and even his freedom in this era of accountability.
Karma sometimes has a wicked sense of irony."
On this day in 1975, Joan Little was acquitted for the murder of her rapist. She was the first American woman to be acquitted of murder committed in self-defense against a sexual assault.
On this day in 1972 Shirley Chisholm was nominated the Democratic presidential candidate. She was both the first Black person and woman to be nominated. She ran on the slogan “unbought and unbossed.”
With obvious challenges she called out her gender as the biggest, noting “…I met more discrimination as a woman than for being Black.”
More on Shirley:
Dark Reading just got a press release we can't really cover (outside our enterprise cybersecurity domain), but I wanted to share. Best Colleges is offering a $6,000 scholarship for Black women pursuing a STEM education. Deadline for application is September 30, so you have some time. https://www.bestcolleges.com/scholarship/ #BlackInSTEM #BlackWomen #BlackWomenInTech #scholarship
Thanks to the cyclist husband, TIL about Kittie Knox, a prominent biracial cyclist of the late 1800s. Her mother was white, her father was Black, and she spent her short 26 years on this planet breaking serious social, gender, and racial barriers.
Read up on her. She was amazing.
This constant policing of, OR exploiting Black women’s bodies has been going on FOREVER. An additional truth is, some of us enable it, and make money off doing so, as do record companies and white TV/film executives. There are also questions, such as: who has ULTIMATE agency?
The only all-African-American female regiment WAC (Women’s Army Corps) stationed overseas in WWII. The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, formed in March 1945, sifted 17 million pieces of mail in 3 months in the UK. Major Charity Adams inspects part of the regiment in February 1945 before it was named the 6888th Battalion. #6888thBattalion #BlackWomen #BlackMastodon #Mastodon