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A showcase of amazing women who balance beauty & intellectual brilliance.
In short.  They shine.


[SPORTS] Mo'ne Davis Pitches Her Team to The Little League World Series

Last night, Mo’ne Davis became a truly
great story as she led her Taney Dragons
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the
Little League World Series last night. The
12 year-old pitcher threw a three hit
shutout against the Delaware team,
enabling her to be the 17th girl to play
in the late summer classic. 


[NEWS] Malala Heads To Nigeria to Aid the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign

Malala Yousafazai speaks to The Telegraph in
advance of her trip to Nigeria to speak with
President Goodluck Jonathan and other groups
in efforts to help bring back the girls abducted
by the extremist Boko Haram group. 


[VIDEO] Lupita Nyong'o Braiding Hair

The actress talks about her love of 
braiding hair with a few friends and
Vogue Magazine in this video. 


[ENTERTAINMENT] Audra McDonald Speaks On Winning Her Sixth Tony Award

Audra McDonald speaks to the awaiting press
after capturing her historic sixth Tony Award
last evening. (Thanks to Gold Derby for the


[TV] Maya Rudolph Speaks to Ellen Degeneres About Her Variety Show

The comedienne speaks to Ellen on her show
and the process in bringing it to NBC.


[NEWS] Farewell, Yuri Kochiyama

The world reeled a bit late yesterday evening with the 
news that prominent Japanese-American freedom fighter
Yuri Kochiyama made her transition in Berkley, California
at the age of 93. Kochiyama dedicated her life to activism
early on after she & her family were detained in a WWII
internment camp, where she met her late husband, Bill
Kochiyama. They soon moved to New York City and
took up the cause of fighting for civil rights living among
their Black and Latino neighbors. That led Yuri to working
with Black Nationalists and Malcolm X. A fateful alliance
that ended with his assasination and Yuri running to him
at that moment, cradling his head in her lap. She was a
staunch activist from that point for the rights of all people
and an inspiring figure for all Americans, if not all citizens
of the globe.

Here are a few clips of Yuri Kochiyama imparting her

Yuri on her WWII Internment experience and
her association with Malcolm X for Democracy Now

Yuri Kochiyama ‘Freedom Is A Constant Struggle’


Yuri Kochiyama at Laney College, 2002.


[NEWS] Dr. Maya Angelou Passes Away 

It’s a heavy heart that we have at Manifesto to 
bring you news that the majestic Dr. Maya Angelou
has made her transition this morning at the age
of 86. Dr. Angelou was truly magnificent as a
poet, activist, author, teacher and dancer among
many other talents. Her work and life illustrates
just how important she was to all of us. The world
will miss her, but still learn from her. May she rest
in power.

Below are only a few video clips chock full of her

‘Love Liberates’ 

Dr. Angelou at Hampton University, 1996: 

Dr. Angelou’s Interview with Reserve, Jan.2014:



[News] Good Magazine's Women of War Infographic

Good Magazine has released an infographic fully
detailing exactly what role women do have in
our military. Eye-opening. 


[ART] Carrie Mae Weems: An Artist Reflects

Here is video of the opening lecture for the 
artist’s 2013 exhibition at the Portland Art
Museum, entitled “Carrie Mae Weems: Three
Decades of Photography and Video” where 
the artist expounds on the issues of race,
class and gender in her work. 


[INTERVIEW] My Beloved World: A Talk With Justice Sonia Sotomayor

This talk comes courtesy of The University of 
Washington where U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor visited on April 2nd. Here she
talks about her upbringing in the Bronx, New York
to her rise as a federal judge before her appointment
and discusses her viewpoints on race and justice.