Gender Reporter and Columnist Akiba Solomon writes about race, gender, the assaults on women's reproductive healthcare and rights, and how women of color and poor women stand to lose the most.
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by Akiba Solomon on May 20 2011, 12:20PM
In its lust for a salacious scoop, Rupert Murdoch’s chronically race-baiting tabloid has made both the alleged victim and her community into the villains.
by Akiba Solomon on May 17 2011, 12:33PM
A London School of Economics psychology professor creates bar graphs to show how black women are uglier than women of other races. Psychology Today publishes it. Sigh.
by Akiba Solomon on May 16 2011, 11:30AM
He told the Times that he couldn’t write a feel-good black memoir without being honest and challenging what he says is one of the community’s biggest taboos.
by Akiba Solomon on May 16 2011, 9:58AM
A Korean-American writer argues that to truly succeed in the real world, Asian men must unlearn traditional values that foster meekness. But is the real world all it’s cracked up to be?
by Akiba Solomon on May 4 2011, 4:55PM
The latest race-baiting from the anti-abortion movement. This one’s a doozy.
by Akiba Solomon on May 3 2011, 3:42PM
H.R. 3 is set to hit the House floor tomorrow. Tell your Congress member to vote no.
by Akiba Solomon on April 29 2011, 12:32PM
If we’re talking royal fantasies, I’d choose Prince Akeem over Prince William any day.
by Akiba Solomon on April 27 2011, 9:00AM
As the movement for domestic workers’ rights spreads across the country, progressive employers will need a heads up that speaks to their consciences—and their pockets.
by Akiba Solomon on April 20 2011, 1:17PM
The woman who wrongly accused Duke lacrosse team members of rape was just indicted for murdering her boyfriend. I’m not surprised.
by Akiba Solomon on April 19 2011, 10:35AM
DJ Davey D., William Jelani Cobb and Anyabwile Love use their history classes to tackle one of the most explosive issues in hip-hop culture.
by Akiba Solomon on April 13 2011, 11:07AM
Brooke-Lynn Pinklady—the young man (yes, man) arrested with DJ Mister Cee—speaks out. Watch and listen.
by Akiba Solomon on April 4 2011, 8:57AM
More on the folks behind the racist danger womb billboards and a little something about Chicago’s reaction
by Akiba Solomon on April 1 2011, 11:08AM
Under the handle “afraid,” Gender Matters chatted with volunteers from anti-abortion Option Line and sexual health care provider Planned Parenthood. The results are in!
by Akiba Solomon on March 29 2011, 10:36AM
Life Always, the anti-abortion group that set off a firestorm in New York City with their black danger-womb billboard, are putting up a new one Chicago’s South Side—featuring President Obama.
by Akiba Solomon on March 28 2011, 9:34AM
Six big players to mind as the right’s effort to target women of color in the anti-abortion movement builds.