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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....


The New Civil Rights Movement: Has the Momentum Died?
Young activists discuss the next phase of their movement....


#WeAreBlackHistory: Black Digital Influencers Re-Imagine Icons
The powerful photography series features top bloggers and digital mavens recreating legendary photo...


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...


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


Are Human Rights Violations Behind the AIDS Epidemic in the South?
Denying people access can increase their risk for HIV....


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....


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...


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


Zimbabwe's Mugabe to Celebrate 91st Birthday
The African leader reportedly had a lavish birthday party in the resort town of Victoria Falls....


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


Commentary: President Obama Supports Women's Rights to Choose
In a post on 90 Days, 90 Reasons, Jamaica Kincaid says that President Obama's support of women's ri...


Meet the Georgia Five: Black Women Running for Statewide Office
Voters could elect five Black women to statewide office in the Peach state....


Commentary: I Vote to Give Voice to the Women Who Weren’t Allowed To
Black women can create a more representative political body that will fight for pay equity, health ...

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