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. […]

Who says American white men are better writers?

Who says American white men are better writers?

Kathleen Rooney – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Chicag0, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I’m not a math person, per se, but I can’t stop counting. When I’m doing a supposedly non-numerical act of reading I’m not counting titles read, or chapters completed, or pages left to go. Rather, I am tallying the genders and ethnicities of the authors […]

[Women] Here’s Your Pipeline

[Women] Here’s Your Pipeline

Pooja Bhatia – Ozy – Wednesday, 27 November 2013 (originally published 19 Nov) There’s a fairy godmother up in Harlem named Kathryn Finney. These days, she’s wont to describe herself like this: “Big hair, even bigger ideas.” What’s the big idea? It’s to take on the dirty white secret of a tech industry headquartered in […]

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Violence against [Canada] Aboriginal women and the right to self-defence

Robert Lovelace – Rabble.ca – Wednesday, 26 December 2012 (originally published 21 Dec) For months now First Nations Leadership has been calling on the Federal government for a commission to study why there are so many murdered and missing Aboriginal women in this country.  The government of Canada has refused.  Stephen Harper and his government […]

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Dignity and rights – a deserved legacy for African American women

Elahe Amani – WNN Opinion (WNN) California, U.S.: Every year during the month of February, Black History Month is celebrated in United States.  The theme this year for 2012 was “Black women in American culture and history” because African American women have played a critical, and under-recognized, role of the making of the United States. […]