In honor of what would've been Elizabeth Taylor's 83rd birthday today, we take a look at her along with four other classic film actresses whose passion for humanitarian causes were as strong as their celebrity.
A'Lelia Bundles, great-great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, shares the business principles which drove the pioneering African-American entrepreneur to become one of history's most inspiring success stories.
Today on the birthday of pioneering civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois, we take a look at his rivalry with Booker T. Washington and how both leaders and their clashing ideologies paved the way for the modern Civil Rights Movement in America.
Seventy-five years ago, Hattie McDaniel made history as the first African American to win an Oscar. From humble beginnings, McDaniel was a born entertainer and her role as “Mammy” in 1939’s 'Gone With The Wind' solidified her as an enduring cinema icon.
Amelia Boynton was a woman of many historical firsts and played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. Her tireless and tenacious work even inspired MLK to join the Selma to Montgomery march in Alabama.
Before you head to the theater to see “50 Shades of Grey,” take a look at this list of 10 movies that explored the darker sides of love and obsession long before anyone ever heard of Anastasia Steele, Christian Grey and their twisted romance.