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'The Teacher Wars' Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education

‘The Teacher Wars’ Author Talks Race and Gender in American Education

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 17 2014, 9:45AM

First-time author Dana Goldstein talks about how race and gender have influenced the evolution of the U.S. education system.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Female Ravens Fans React to Ray Rice Video and the NFL

Female Ravens Fans React to Ray Rice Video and the NFL

by Carla Murphy on September 12 2014, 10:25AM

Check out what they have to say.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

Seven Important Facts About the Violence Against Women Act at 20

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 12 2014, 7:00AM

This groundbreaking piece of legislation has shaped two decades of anti-violence work. Here are some vital things to consider about its evolution.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Black, Queer and in Vogue [PHOTOS] Photo

Black, Queer and in Vogue [PHOTOS]

by Kai Wright, Gerard Gaskin on September 11 2014, 7:00AM

Mainstream pop culture has spent decades mining the house ballroom scene of black LGBTQ communities for inspiration—without recognition, or pay.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Life Cycles of Inequity

Domestic Violence Win for Black Women Tenants in Pennsylvania

Domestic Violence Win for Black Women Tenants in Pennsylvania

by Carla Murphy on September 9 2014, 1:16PM

“Nuisance ordinances” may disproportionately impact domestic violence victims

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

Minnesota Law Provides Birth Doulas for Incarcerated Women

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on September 4 2014, 8:45AM

It’s the first state to provide imprisoned women with this emotional and physical support.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

New Report Says U.S. Health Care Violates U.N. Convention on Racism

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 28 2014, 11:00AM

A new report for the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination calls attention to health care discrimination against black women and Latinas—and its dire impact.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers

New Fellowship Prepares People of Color for Coding Careers

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 26 2014, 7:00AM

More than just a diversity program, Code for Progress teaches organizers computer coding.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

Black Feminists Respond to Ferguson

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 22 2014, 5:01PM

Black feminists have been providing intersectional analysis of Ferguson and highlighting the ways race and gender influence police brutality.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Black Female Academic On Being Erased by President Obama

Black Female Academic On Being Erased by President Obama

by Carla Murphy on August 8 2014, 3:57PM

Signithia Fordham’s work is the modern genesis of “acting white”—but male academics get the credit, she says

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Fat Activists Take Body Acceptance to the Beach

Fat Activists Take Body Acceptance to the Beach

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on August 7 2014, 7:00AM

Plus-sized women are proudly wearing bikinis—also called fatkinis. It signals more than just a swimwear trend.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

An Open Letter to the New York Times: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement

An Open Letter to the New York Times: Race and the Reproductive Rights Movement

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 31 2014, 2:17PM

A recent New York Times article erases the role of women of color in the shift away from the term “pro-choice.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Trans Girl's Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

Trans Girl’s Friend Helps Stop Stabbing Attack on D.C. Metro

by Aura Bogado on July 31 2014, 11:46AM

She’s expected to make a full recovery.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

 New Children's Book Series Highlights Queer Families of Color

New Children’s Book Series Highlights Queer Families of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 29 2014, 7:00AM

A new children’s book series seeks to offer an array of queer, trans and racially diverse stories in a field that is notably lacking.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

'Crack Baby' Hysteria Returns

‘Crack Baby’ Hysteria Returns

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 18 2014, 7:00AM

Same myth, different drugs—and still used to criminalize mothers of color.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

Three Reasons the Hobby Lobby Decision Is Worse for Women of Color

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on July 1 2014, 3:00PM

On its face there is nothing about this ruling that singles out women of color. But our political and economic realities exacerbate the negative impacts of restrictions on women’s health.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Taking Care of Transgender Elders

Taking Care of Transgender Elders

by Aura Bogado on June 30 2014, 7:00AM

Forty five years after Stonewall, a community pulls together.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Created Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics

Supreme Court Strikes Down Law That Created Buffer Zones Around Abortion Clinics

by Akiba Solomon on June 26 2014, 12:15PM

The law violated free speech say justices

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Text and Phone Service Directs Callers to bell hooks Quotes

Text and Phone Service Directs Callers to bell hooks Quotes

by Aura Bogado on June 13 2014, 11:44AM

So call me. Maybe.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Connecticut Considers Transfer of Transgender Teen Held in Adult Prison

Connecticut Considers Transfer of Transgender Teen Held in Adult Prison

by Aura Bogado on June 6 2014, 2:03PM

But her future remains uncertain.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW