6 Powerful Black Women We Should Know

I know what you’re thinking. ” Brother Agyei only appreciates 6 Black women?” No. There are many sisters I admire, have studied, and whose ideas and practices I try to emulate. Since there is not enough time or room to cite ALL sisters I admire, I’m highlighting 5 Black women that I believe are important.

1. Queen Ann Nzinga:

2. Ida b. Wells

3. Assata Shakur

4. Nina Simone

5. Ella Baker

6. Sista Souljah


Agyei Tyehimba is an educator, activist and author from Harlem, N.Y. Agyei is a former NYC public schoolteacher, co-founder of KAPPA Middle School 215 in the Bronx, NY, and co-author of the Essence Bestselling book, Game Over: The Rise and Transformation of a Harlem Hustler, published in 2007 by Simon & Schuster. In April of 2014, he released Truth for our Youth: A Self-Empowerment Book for Teens. Agyei has appeared on C-SpanNY1 News, and most recently on the A&E documentary, The Mayor of Harlem: Alberto ‘Alpo’ Martinez.” Agyei earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Syracuse University, his masters of professional studies degree in Africana Studies from Cornell University, and his master of arts degree in Afro American Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mr. Tyehimba is a professional consultant and public speaker providing political advice and direction for Black college student organizations, community activist groups, and nonprofit organizations. If you are interested in bringing Agyei to speak or provide consultation for your organization, please visit his website.



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