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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...


Commentary: #BlackEnough? The Million-Dollar Question About Obama’s Presidency
POTUS is making it clear through his initiatives that he's concerned about the African-American com...


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....


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...


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...


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...


The Supreme Price Focuses on Empowering Girls in Nigeria
Joanna Lipper's "The Supreme Price" provides a historical and social context for Nigeria's Pro-Demo...


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


Commentary: Why You Should Go See Selma Today
Ava DuVernay's film is a timely representation of the state of civil rights in America....


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....


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 ...


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...


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

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