The first trailer for "Hidden Figures" starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer premiered Sunday during the Olympics. The film tells the stories of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. The women were Black women mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950s.
The women charted by hand the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The film is based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly which debut in September.
DAKAR, Aug 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Kenyan man who chopped off his wife's hands with a machete because she had not conceived a child must face the full force of the law to deter other perpetrators of widespread domestic violence in Kenya, women's rights activists said on Tuesday. Stephen Ngila from Machakos County in southern Kenya, was yesterday arrested and charged with attempted murder, after attacking his wife, Jackline Mwende, almost two weeks ago, according to