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The Wednesday Five: Pioneering Women

By Women's Voices For Change
Becky Hammon is the first woman to lead an NBA team, author Toni Morrison on her childhood friend who served as the inspiration for her book ‘The Bluest Eye,’ poet Ladan Osman on the ‘good literary citizen,’ Neil deGrasse Tyson on teaching our children enough science, and a tribute to Margaret Hamilton whose software guided Apollo 11 to the moon.
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The Wednesday 5: Groundbreaking Women

By Women's Voices For Change
"On Being," with Krista Tippett; Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president; 84-Year-Old Sylvia Weiner, first woman to run the Boston Marathon; another 84-year-old groundbreaker, Toni Morrison, publishes her 11th novel, "God Help the Child," and Tina Packer's new book traces how Shakespeare’s women evolved from simple caricatures to complicated and complex characters.
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Angela Jackson: Full of Grace

By Samuels Gibbs Adrienne
(Excerpted from”Full of Grace” and reprinted with permission from Northwestern Magazine, Winter 2009.) There was a moment, a very scary moment, when Angela Jackson thought she’d lost her novel. She’d been working on the book for close to 30 years and had poured her soul into the rewrites. Yet somehow she had lost the disks that contained her entire manuscript.…
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News Brief: Toni Morrison Heads HBO’s “The Black List”; Cindy McCain In a War Zone; Good Job News (Really?)

By Womens Voices for Change
Turning invisibility inside out: Both the Washington Post and the New York Times took note this week of HBO’s “The Black List,” a series of conversations with “some of today’s most fascinating and influential African Americans.” Prominent among those  interviews is 77-year-old Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. Other midlife women in the series include 44-year-old playwright Suzan-Lori Parks; 65-year old…
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