Out: Sexism In Super Bowl Ads. In: Brands Supporting Pay Equality And Women in Tech

February 2, 2017 by

For the past couple of years Super Bowl ads have taken a decidedly different turn, with several brands losing the sexism that drove their earlier advertising campaigns. While there are still a handful of offenders, we are making some progress. So what can we expect to see on Sunday? ... [Read More]

This Proud Iranian-American Muslim Will Not Hide Or Shut Up

February 2, 2017 by

By Melody Moezzi - On Sunday, I joined more than a thousand demonstrators at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to oppose an unconstitutional executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week. The order attempts to block refugees from entering the United States for 120 days (or if they’re Syrian, indefinitely) ... [Read More]

Making All Nurses Equal: The Many Battles of Estelle Massey Osborne (1901-1981)

February 1, 2017 by

In 1923, when Estelle Massey graduated from the City Hospital No. 2 School of Nursing with the highest exam score in the entire state of Missouri, only 14 of the nation's 1300 schools for nursing allowed black people to even apply. The American Nursing Association did not accept black nurses as members, and the US Navy categorically refused ... [Read More]

Google Doodle Celebrates Pioneering Sculptor Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907)

February 1, 2017 by

To kick-off Black History Month, today Google Doodle celebrates Edmonia Lewis (1844-1907), the first woman of African American and Native American decent to achieve international fame as a professional sculptor. Like many women of this time, information about Edmonia's life is fairly thin. According to Google ... [Read More]

Ms. Foundation For Women: “We Won’t Go Back” [VIDEO]

January 31, 2017 by

The Ms. Foundation for Women has led the charge for women for more than forty years. Since 1973 they have fought for equity and justice for all. In response to the new U.S. administration’s efforts to limit rights and freedoms in our country, "particularly the rights of those most marginalized," they’ve created this powerful video. “Stand with us as we fight for justice. ... [Read More]

1996: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Perform Cover Of The Mary Tyler Moore Show Theme

January 30, 2017 by

Last Wednesday, beloved and pioneering television actress Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80. Tributes were posted all over social media, and renewed interest started to swirl around this 21-year-old video of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts performing their rockin' cover of “Love is All Around” - The Mary Tyler Moore Show ... [Read More]

This 4-Year-Old Singing ‘You’ve Got a Friend In Me’ Is Exactly What We Needed To Hear Today

January 27, 2017 by

Meet Girl You Should Know Claire Ryann, a.k.a. the Tiny Musician. She's 4 years old and "loves to sing and spread around happiness with projects she makes with her Dad (Dave Crosby)". We cannot think of anything that we needed to hear more this week than the two of them doing a live cover of Randy Newman's ... [Read More]

33 Inspiring Photos Of Global Solidarity From Women’s Marches Around The World

January 27, 2017 by

Experts are now estimating that between 3.3 and 4.6 million people participated in the over 550 Women's Marches held in towns and cities across America on Saturday, January 21, 2017. What must be added to that already record-making number - the Women’s March is now the largest protest in United States history - are the hundreds of thousands of marchers ... [Read More]

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