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MIA: The Black Men Who Ought to Have Shown Up for Donna Edwards


Posted at Apr 26, 2016 5:03 PM By Michelle D. Bernard Before the fractious Maryland Democratic primary battle between Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen ended in defeat for Edwards on Tuesday night, it laid bare the depth of America’s problems with race and gender. If Edwards had been a white male, the campaign would have […]

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Millennial Women Debate the Gender Factor in Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Bid


On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton is hammering home that if she wins the 2016 presidential election, she would be the first woman  in U.S. history to do so.  The historical significance of her bid may not be of paramount importance to millennial women. The New York Times notes that “As her chances of becoming […]

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Decriminalizing the Sex Trade

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The Bernard Center’s Michelle Bernard, Reverend Joe Watkins and actor and director Harry Shearer, creator of the “The Big Uneasy,” a documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and why New Orleans flooded, discuss whether decriminalized prostitution mean legalized exploitation?   VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  August 23, 2015  

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Why Are We Arresting Mothers for “Stealing” a Public Education?

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August 04, 2015 by Michelle D. Bernard MichelleBernard Michelle D. Bernard is a columnist for The Seventy Four, where she also serves as a member of the journalism advisory board. She is president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy. Talking Points Jailed for “stealing” a public education? @MichelleBernard […]

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Women’s Voices of the Jamaican Diaspora: Our Children Matter

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By, MICHELLE D. BERNARD Sunday, July 05, 2015 On June 18, 2015, Michelle D. Bernard , president & CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy, delivered the following speech, “Women’s Voices of the Jamaican Diaspora: Our Children Matter,” before the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston on the occasion of their 25th […]

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Michelle Bernard for Kiwanis luncheon

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MICHELLE Denise Bernard, a journalist, political analyst, lawyer, author and president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy will be the guest speaker at The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston’s 25th anniversary luncheon on June 18. The all-female club is made up of a group of professional and businesswomen who […]

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CNN & MSNBC’s Michelle Bernard for Kiwanis event

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American journalist, political analyst, and lawyer Michelle Bernard will be the special guest at the Kiwanis Club of New Kingston’s 25th anniversary luncheon on June 18. Bernard, who is also president and CEO of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy, is scheduled to deliver an international perspective to the luncheon’s theme ‘Women’s […]

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IOWA: Michelle Bernard Analyzes How American Women Are Changing Politics


Monday, May 18, 2015 11:24 AM Attorney, author and political analyst Michelle Bernard was the 27th woman to join the elite group of speakers visiting Iowa State University through the sponsorship of the Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics. “I am here tonight to tell you that American women are changing politics,” Bernard told […]

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Michelle D. Bernard: Women’s History Month Event Rescheduled

 Posted: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 8:28 am | Updated: 8:29 am, Wed Apr 8, 2015. By USASAC Public Affairs | 0 comments The Security Assistance Command will hold this year’s Women’s History Month observance for the Team Redstone Equal Employment Opportunity Office on April 20 at 10 a.m. in Bob Jones Auditorium. This event was rescheduled […]

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Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Presidential Election & Women in Politics


  Posted: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:00 am By Mariah Anderson, Michelle Bernard, an attorney, author and political analyst, touched on bipartisanship, the importance of women’s voices in government, the possibility of Hillary Clinton running for president and other issues in her lecture at the Memorial Union on Tuesday night. Bernard, who often serves […]

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