[U.S.] Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

[U.S.] Women of Color: A Growing Force in the American Electorate

Maya Harris – Center for American Progress – Tuesday November 4, 2014 (originally published 30 Oct) One of the intriguing questions that lingered in the aftermath of President Barack Obama’s 2008 election was whether the voters who turned out to elect him were a historic but transitory phenomenon or whether they foreshadowed a dramatic and perhaps permanent change […]

1,000 women of color want women and girls included in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

1,000 women of color want women and girls included in ‘My Brother’s Keeper’

Nia-Malika Henderson – Washington Post – Friday, 27 June 2014 (originally published 18 Jun) More than 1,000 women of color have signed a letter calling for gender equality in President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” program, putting the White House on the defensive about its initiative aimed at improving the lives of at-risk boys and young men. […]

[Zimbabwe] Young free enterprise pundit for youth, women empowerment

[Zimbabwe] Young free enterprise pundit for youth, women empowerment

Washington Fellowship – News Day – Tuesday, 10 June 2014 (originally published 04 Jun ) Award-winning free enterprise enthusiast Tinotenda Pasi is using her skills to raise funds to promote women’s and youth empowerment initiatives that target survivors of gender-based violence and provide them with sound business opportunities to sustain their livelihoods. She developed her […]

New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

New CO2 emission cuts puts U.S. air quality on alert

Kieran Cooke for Climate Change News – WNN EarthWATCH (WNN/Climate Change News) London, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: The US administration led by Barack Obama has promised much and delivered little so far in the battle against climate change. But that’s all about to change with this week’s announcement by the heavy hitters at the U.S. […]

Protecting women & girls is on U.S. President Obama's agenda

Protecting women & girls is on U.S. President Obama's agenda

Ruth Messinger – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), praised the Obama Administration today for its recently announced efforts to combat sexual assault on American college campuses and called for a continued focus on ending violence against women and girls worldwide. AJWS […]

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

Are some U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan war crimes? Amnesty International says yes

WNN Justice (WNN) New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Recently assessing that civilian deaths through drone strikes in Pakistan may amount to war crimes, Amnesty International has released a groundbreaking new report on how U.S. drones are also killing those who are innocent. To bring the facts forward, Amnesty International carefully studied 45 drone strikes that […]

Colorado fifth-graders feared lost to deadly flood waters reunited with parents as hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for

Colorado fifth-graders feared lost to deadly flood waters reunited with parents as hundreds of residents remain unaccounted for

Nina Gologowski – New York Daily News – Tuesday, 17 September 2013 (originally published 15 Sept ) President Obama has declared the area of Colorado a disaster as floods continue to wash out homes and roads, stranding residents who will now be left to find food and shelter on their own, having ignored warnings to […]

Gender roles for fathers as caretakers more accepted on Father’s Day 2013

Gender roles for fathers as caretakers more accepted on Father’s Day 2013

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: When U.S. President Calvin Coolidge urged all State regions to recognize Father’s Day in 1924, many men at the beginning viewed the day with disdain. It wasn’t until 1972, under U.S. President Richard Nixon, that Father’s Day ‘officially’ and finally was recognized as a federal holiday. Today […]

President Obama Nominates Four Distinguished [US] Women to Serve as Federal Judges

President Obama Nominates Four Distinguished [US] Women to Serve as Federal Judges

Chris Kang – White House Blog – Monday, 20 May 2013 (originally published 17 May) Yesterday, President Obama demonstrated his continued commitment to increasing the diversity of our federal judiciary, so that it better reflects the nation it serves. He nominated four distinguished women to serve on four different courts—women who not only have the […]

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