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Civil Rights Leader Rev. Willie T. Barrow Dies at Age 90
The civil rights community mourns the loss of an icon....


Obama Voices Support for Gay Rights as Africa Trip Nears
President to head to Kenya and Ethiopia....


Black Women Leaders Talk About the Power of Education
First Lady Michelle Obama hosts intergenerational panel of women civil rights leaders....


First Lady: Education Is Most Important Civil Rights Issue
Michelle Obama pushes education at White House Black History Month event....


Commentary: Why the Transgender Day of Remembrance Matters
The African-American transgender community disproportionately faces violence and homicide....


Commentary: Why Are Black Abortion Rates So High?
Why are Black abortion rates so high? Black teens are four times more likely to terminate their pre...


Kerry Washington to Play Anita Hill in HBO Biopic
The TV movie will deal with the way people think about sexual harassment, women's rights and race....


Missouri GOP Lawmaker Creates Abortion Bill Requiring Father's Consent
State Representative Rick Brattin says "legitimate rape" and incest would be the only exceptions....


This Day in Black History: May 29, 1851
Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth delivered her “Ain’t I a Woman?” speech at...


Girl Power: Organizations Launch Offense Against Threats to Women’s Rights
Women's groups form coalition to use the power of the vote to protect threats against women's right...


Commentary: Marissa Alexander and Gun Rights
Why "Stand Your Ground" laws don't apply to women....


Get Ready for a Voting Rights Revolution
Voting rights activists call for a movement to fight disenfranchisement while states ready to imple...


Kenya Women March for Right to Wear Mini-Skirts
A group of protesters, mostly women, flooded Nairobi on Nov. 17 to condemn a series of recent attac...


5 Women Charged Under Senegal's Anti-Gay Law
A prosecutor in Senegal says five women have been charged under the country's anti-gay law that imp...


Rights Group: Extremists Abduct Females in Nigeria
Human Rights Watch says Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are abducting and apparently raping...


Black Presidents Tout Women's Rights
Africa's female leaders are fighting entrenched cultural and religious ideas about family planning....


3 Young Women Jailed in Russia for Twerking Next to Monument
Five women were found guilty of "hooliganism," including a 19-year-old who has been sentenced to 15...


Report: 200 Nigerian Girls, 93 Women Rescued
The Nigerian Armed Forces has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram camps, they announced ...


Anita Hill on Race, Sexual Harassment and Her New Documentary
The civil rights icon shares her journey in ANITA....


This Day in Black History: March 24, 1912
Civil rights activist Dorothy Height was born in Richmond, Virginia, on March 24, 1912....

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