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Africa: Origins of the Oppression of African Women
, By Garikai Chengu, All Africa
“Unbeknown to many, most of human history took place in Africa, where women were equal, if not superior, to men. For thousands of years, African societies were matriarchal and they prospered. By bringing an oppressive form of colonial Christianity to Africa, Europeans replaced millennia of prosperous matriarchy with oppressive patriarchy.”

Black Female Golfer becomes first female members of the Royal & Ancient
Golf Club of St. Andrews
, by Zenitha Prince, North Dallas Gazette, July 22, 2015
"Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, recently made history by becoming one of the first female members of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, which is considered the birthplace of the sport."

Earliest Known Biography of an African Woman Translated to English for the
First Time
, The Guardian 
“The earliest known book-length biography of an African woman, a 17th-century text detailing the life of the Ethiopian saint Walatta Petros, has been translated into English for the first time.Walatta Petros was an Ethiopian religious leader who lived from 1592 to 1642. A noblewoman, she left her husband to lead the struggle against the Jesuits’ mission to convert Ethiopian Christians to Roman Catholicism."

Eight Foot Long Scroll Reveals Ancient Egyptian Prenup,
by Robin Whitlock, Ancient Origins, August 15, 2015
"These documents were created by scribes who attended a meeting organised by the husband and wife to be along with a number of witnesses. The agreement had to be read aloud by the person proposing it and the scribe would then write down the terms in formal legal language. The second person would then accept or reject the terms. Agreement would make them legally binding and the case could subsequently be heard in a court if they were later broken."

7 Distinct Ways Ancient African Women Were Better Off Than Roman Women, Atlanta Blackstar

Serena Williams and the Fear of a Dominnant Black Woman, The Daily Beast, July 10, 2015
“Serena Williams is on the cusp of cementing herself as the best, most dominant athlete of her generation, regardless of gender. At the age of 33—ancient by the norms of tennis’s attractive nature—Williams is by far the top-ranked player on the WTA tour and bested 20th ranked Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to claim the 2015 Wimbledon title.”

When Black Hair Is Against the Rules, By Ayana Byrd and Lori L. Tharps,
New York Times
[The Opinion Pages] APRIL 30, 2014
"AMERICA has always had trouble with black hair. The United States Army is only the latest in a long line of institutions, corporations and schools to restrict it. On March 31, the Army released an updated appearance and grooming policy, known as AR 670-1. It applies to all Army personnel, including students at West Point and those serving in the R.O.T.C. and the National Guard."

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