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Google Hangout Today: Women and Black Male Achievement

Google Hangout Today: Women and Black Male Achievement

by Carla Murphy on March 24 2014, 11:45AM

Link to watch goes live at 6:25pm EST today

Topics: /NOW, Society

Studies Point to 'Access to Justice Gap' Among Low-Income and Immigrant Communities

Studies Point to ‘Access to Justice Gap’ Among Low-Income and Immigrant Communities

by Von Diaz on March 11 2014, 3:41PM

A new ‘Justice Index’ shows states in the South and Midwest are sorely lacking in access to civil legal counsel.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Kumbia Queers Launch U.S. Tour

Kumbia Queers Launch U.S. Tour

by Von Diaz on March 7 2014, 1:40PM

The innovative all-woman Latin American band transgresses social, cultural, and gender norms with their unique ‘tropi punk.’

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Why Women Should Be First in Line for Salary Boosts

Why Women Should Be First in Line for Salary Boosts

by Imara Jones on February 26 2014, 7:00AM

Historic gender and racial forces have clustered all women into low-wage work and have pushed women of color into the bottom of low-wage positions.

Topics: Economic Justice

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2014, 1:37PM

“This is a war on white women, and we’re not going to take it sitting down,” one business owner reportedly said.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

Congress to Consider Military Rape Legislation

by Von Diaz on November 19 2013, 3:35PM

Military servicewomen are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than non-military women.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Advocates Prepare for Next Round in New York Women's Equality Act

Advocates Prepare for Next Round in New York Women’s Equality Act

by Von Diaz on November 12 2013, 11:56AM

The act is meant to ensure equal pay provisions, standards around sexual harassment, and protections for survivors of domestic violence.

Topics: /NOW

A Comic Guide to Sneaky Abortion Laws

A Comic Guide to Sneaky Abortion Laws

by Von Diaz on October 24 2013, 4:55PM

The ACLU commissioned illustrator Jen Sorensen to create a comic detailing the past year in abortion legislation.

Topics: /NOW

Juana Villegas Receives Settlement After Immigrant Detention Abuse

Juana Villegas Receives Settlement After Immigrant Detention Abuse

by Von Diaz on October 18 2013, 11:43AM

This immigrant mother was shackled to a bed during childbirth while detained five years ago, and is finally receiving justice.

Topics: /NOW

Sexy Female Video Game Avatars Can Negatively Affect Women

Sexy Female Video Game Avatars Can Negatively Affect Women

by Von Diaz on October 17 2013, 12:18PM

A new study shows that hypersexualized female avatars in video games can cause negative body image and promote rape acceptance in women.

Topics: /NOW

Watch 100 Women Risk Arrest for Immigration Reform

Watch 100 Women Risk Arrest for Immigration Reform

by Von Diaz on September 12 2013, 1:55PM

Undocumented immigrant women were joined by more than a dozen prominent women’s organizations today in an act of civil disobedience in Washington D.C.

Topics: /NOW

Watch Kerry Washington’s Powerful DNC Speech on Threats to Women’s Rights

by Jorge Rivas on September 7 2012, 12:38PM

Actress Kerry Washington’s speech at the DNC.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

White Mormon Editor to Women of Color: 'Can We Be Part of Your Group?'

White Mormon Editor to Women of Color: ‘Can We Be Part of Your Group?’

by Jamilah King on July 17 2012, 1:23PM

Yeah, it’s pretty bad.

Topics: /NOW

Jeremy Lin Teams Up With Barack Obama and Joe Biden to ‘End Violence’ Against Women

by Jorge Rivas on June 22 2012, 12:32PM

David Beckham, Eli Manning and Jeremy Lin are among several athletes who joined the star-studded anti-domestic violence ad released by the White House Thursday.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

The Unique Importance of This Year's International Women's Day Photo

The Unique Importance of This Year’s International Women’s Day

by Hatty Lee on March 8 2012, 9:06AM

While Washington squabbles over the right to control female bodies, women around the globe have long been fighting back, speaking up, and creating change.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Hey, Media: Don't Lecture Black Women About Marriage

Hey, Media: Don’t Lecture Black Women About Marriage

by Jorge Rivas on October 21 2011, 12:10PM

Racialicious’ Latoya Peterson on the media’s obsession with black women and marriage rates among African-Americans.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Pregnant Women Dying in New York

Pregnant Women Dying in New York

by Michelle Chen on June 21 2010, 11:58AM

This year, maternal health advocates got the heartening news that the death rate of women in childbirth was declining worldwide, while the rate of child survival was improving ahead of earlier projections. But while the epidemic of maternal and child…

Topics: Health

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

by Michelle Chen on June 17 2010, 10:27AM

The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For…

Topics: Criminal Justice, Schools & Youth

Mail Order Wombs: Outsourcing Birth to India

Mail Order Wombs: Outsourcing Birth to India

by Michelle Chen on June 15 2010, 10:10AM

So much of America’s economic activity takes place on faraway shores, from call centers in Mumbai to sweatshops in Shanghai. Still, you’d think that making a baby would be one job that’s hard to offshore. But today, for a fee,…

Topics: Global Affairs, Health

Indian Health and Abortion Rights: A Dose of Hope Laced with Poison Pills

by Michelle Chen on December 3 2009, 8:00AM

Though it has lurked on the sidelines in the national health care debate, Indian Health Services is one instructive example of a government-run health system that, for all its faults, serves as a fraying lifeline for impoverished communities devastated…

Topics: Health

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