Tag: Activist

How This Woman Went From A Theater Camp Counselor To A Social Justice Activist

BY MADISON FELLER Brittany Packnett Cunningham wasn’t looking for the fame that sometimes comes with being an activist in 2020. She started her career as an educator who took a senior role at Teach for America in her mid-20s. Then in 2014, after a police officer killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Packnett Cunningham gained recognition as one of the organizers of the Ferguson protests.…

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Greta Thunberg: One Of The World’s Most Powerful Women

By Maggie McGrath Greta Thunberg is not your typical listee on the Forbes Most Powerful Women rankings. She is not an elected official, like German chancellor Angela Merkel. She is not a CEO or founder of a company, like Susan and Anne Wojcicki (of YouTube and 23andMe, respectively). Nor is she a perennial entry on one of Forbes’ wealth lists, like Forbes 400…

Aretha Franklin, Feminist And Activist.

The world lost one of the greatest singers of all time on Thursday when Aretha Franklin, the Memphis-born, Detroit-raised singer died at the age of 76. For more than half a century, Franklin’s music etched itself into popular culture. Her talent and omnipresence earned her the title “The Queen of Soul,” a status honored as presidents rushed to praise her…