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The Washington Post’s She The People: Rachel Jeantel Proves that this July 4th, Jim Crow Lives

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The treatment of a prosecution witness in the George Zimmerman murder trial and the reasoning of the US Supreme Court in striking down the heart of the Voting Rights Act make clear that America has a race problem.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service: Run, Ashley Run!

Bernard Center president and CEO Michelle D. Bernard is quoted in this McClatchy-Tribune News Service piece about an Ashley Judd Senatorial run written by Gregory Clay.

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When will real action be taken to end sexual assault in the military?

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Until the investigation and prosecution of allegations of military of sexual abuse are outside of the chain of command and the Uniform Code of Military Justice, rape will continue within the military.

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The Washington Post’s She The People: An Ashley Judd candidacy? Women voters may be the key

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Judd has survived the gender politics of Hollywood and if she chooses to do so, can navigate her way through political high jinks and gender politics of a campaign in Kentucky.

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The Washington Post’s She The People: Despite the Tremendous Risk, African American Women Marched for Suffrage Too

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One hundred years ago this month, 5,000 women marched on Washington. The Women’s Suffrage Parade, organized by activist Alice Paul in support of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, took place one day before Woodrow Wilson became the 28th president of the United States. On March 3, 1913, protesters were pushed, shoved, tripped, spat upon and injured and […]

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The Washington Post’s She the People: A Bone to Pick with the Oscars

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The Academy Awards can teach us so much about who we are as Americans and as citizens of the world. So why did the Academy ignore Kerry Washington’s portrayal of Broomhilda von Shaft in “Django Unchained”?

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The Washington Post’s She The People: Betty Friedan and Black Women: Is it time for a second look?

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As an African American woman, I can say that I have never met a black woman who admits to having read “The Feminine Mystique.” I have never heard a black woman of a certain age recite with the nostalgia what I refer to as “the Friedan anthem” – “The Problem with No Name.”

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National Journal: The Democrats’ War to Win Women Voters

Debate over the Violence Against Women Act in Congress is refueling the successful “war on women” attacks waged against the Republican ticket in 2012, as Democrats seek to gin up the women’s vote in key Senate, House and gubernatorial races.

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The Washington Post’s She the People: Did Oscar ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius Kill His Girlfriend on V-Day?

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The alleged murder of Reeva Steenkamp by boyfriend Oscar Pistorius coincides with the 15th anniversary of the One Billion Rising (V-Day) global protest of violence against women and girls.

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