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Confirmation

IT'S CONFIRMED! LIFE IN PIECES Star ZOE LISTER-JONES Is Headed Straight For The Top!

Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

Photo Credit: Frank Masi/HBO With a juicy dramatic role in HBO's smash success Confirmation and weekly chance to show off her hilarious comedic chop...

Anita Hill Taught Us a Lesson That Today's Obstructionist Republicans Have Forgotten

Nan Aron | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Nan Aron

Anita Hill believed in the system and trusted the process, even though in the end it betrayed her. The Republican obstructionists today have disrespected the system, turned their back on the process, and taken the coward's way out.

10 Things I Learned from Confirmation

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I watched the HBOFilms Confirmation about the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas in 1991 and Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment. He...

Former Congresswoman Reflects On Fighting Sexist Bullshit In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women

In October 1991, Rep. Pat Schroeder was one of 31 women in Congress -- there were two in the Senate and 29 in the House. It was also the month when An...

HBO and Sexual Harassment

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.17.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

HBO'sConfirmation captures a lot of the electrifying and byzantine battle, especially the cowardice of Joe Biden, who could have done so much more to help Hill and stand up to the GOP, stand up for truth.

'Confirmation' And The Silencing Of Black Women To Shield Black Men

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women

There's a moment in HBO's "Confirmation" that sums up the complicated dynamics of the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas sexual harassment hearings. Hill, pla...

How Anita Hill's Story Sparked A Movement For Women In Politics

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.15.2016 | Black Voices

Director Rick Famuyiwa was surprised to meet so many young people who were completely unaware of Anita Hill. This discovery is partly why he said he, ...

Anita Hill On Why Her Testimony Still Matters 25 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Black Voices

Twenty-five years after law professor Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, HBO is bringing her ...

Friday Talking Points -- Deconstructing GOP Absurdity

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The basic Republican position isn't that hard to understand. It is: "We are going to deny Barack Obama a third Supreme Court pick, unless Hillary Clinton wins the presidency." That is precisely what some of them believe.

Kerry Washington On Fearlessly Standing Up For What She Believes In

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington is fierce and in charge on the cover of Elle magazine's April issue. Donning a simple, yet powerful crewneck that reads "Cassius Cla...

Death of a Justice

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the November election may decide the fate of all three branches of the United States government. That's a pretty unique situation, and it may boost turnout on both sides of the aisle.

Replacing Antonin Scalia Could Mean The Biggest Supreme Court Shakeup In 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.14.2016 | Politics

Filling a seat on the Supreme Court is always a big deal. Filling the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, the conservative icon who died on Saturday, will...

Diane Silver "Sacrament" at Coagula Curatorial, Abstracting Religion Down to the Bones

Lisa Derrick | Posted 09.22.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Using a limited palate with plaster, bone, wax, ink and hemp, Silver moves herself and the viewer through the Seven Sacraments in a meditative series of large scale canvases.

June, Weddings and Father's Day

Barbara Hammond | Posted 06.05.2016 | Fifty
Barbara Hammond

It's June, the month of Father's Day and weddings. With that in mind, I thought I would combine the two in one post about my favorite step-father and my wedding many years ago.

GOP's Confirmation of Lynch Won't Change Anything With Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The issue is not really the trumped up issue that McConnell and GOP leaders claimed was the reason for the unconscionable foot-drag on Loretta Lynch's confirmation and that's that they wanted a vote on an anti-human trafficking law. The issue is their die-hard, take no prisoners, assault on Obama.

Kerry Washington To Play Anita Hill In HBO Movie

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Entertainment

Kerry Washington has been cast as Anita Hill in HBO's new movie, "Confirmation." The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report the news on Thursday. ...

Contemplating a Republican Senate

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A Republican Senate is pretty much an iron-clad guarantee of the return of "fiscal cliffs" and "government shutdowns" and "hostage-taking" and all the rest of the budgetary games Republicans are known for playing.

Awakening

KidSpirit | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

I wondered how I could be certain I wanted to be a Catholic when I didn't know anything about other religions. I recalled my mother telling me that I should always read the fine print before signing up for things.

Democrats Disgrace Themselves on Adegbile Vote

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Someone, such as Adegbile, would have thoughtfully and aggressively enforced the nation's civil rights and voting rights which are exactly the very thing that the GOP has done everything possible to undermine. Now we can add a troop of timid and self-serving Democrats to that shameful list.

Launch the 'Nuke,' Harry!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There's an old adage in politics that the way to win political struggles is to "bring a gun to a knife fight." If this imagery isn't violent enough for you, the subject on the table now is whether Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is considering what is called the "nuclear option."

Friday Talking Points -- Two Obama Promises

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although it's been a week heavy on Obamacare, we're going to (mostly) look forward this week, to the upcoming budget battles. Because buried in the Obamacare stories this week was one very important bit of news.

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

Senate Republicans Take a Stand Against the Public Interest

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

It is bizarre that Chuck Hagel, a war hero with a long record of sensible views on the deployment of military power, gets blocked as the president's nominee to run the Pentagon, while Jack Lew, steeped in Wall Street greed, sails through as Treasury secretary.

Tea Party Ugly: House Blocks Obama Appointments Through 2012

Victor Williams | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics
Victor Williams

Rick Perry's characterization of possible future Fed actions as "treasonous" money printing is not as shocking as the mainstream GOP's continued celebration of their newest Tea Party candidate.

Nobel Prize Obstructionism

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is downright ludicrous to say that a Nobel Prize-winning economist is somehow not qualified to get a job running economic policy for the government. Until Sen. Richard Shelby realizes this, Obama and the White House should point it out.