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First Ladies' Legacies

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Studies show that college freshmen are familiar with First Ladies, even if they can name few other women throughout U.S. history who were not celebrities or sports figures.

Poll Shows Eleanor Roosevelt's A Favorite For The New $10

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - More than one in four Americans are hoping the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill will feature Eleanor Roosevelt, according ...

Eleanor Roosevelt: The Introvert Who Wouldn't Keep Quiet

Quiet Revolution | Andy Hinds | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Eleanor Roosevelt is commonly held as an example of a highly successful person you would never guess to be an introvert. Many biographers (including h...

8 Must-Read Stories From the Human Rights Reports

Catherine Russell | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Catherine Russell

The reports are more than catalogues of abuse. They are tools in our work for justice, helping governments, civil society, the media, and human rights defenders make the case for change.

What About a Jobs Program?

Cynthia M. Koch | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Cynthia M. Koch

We need to summon the political will to create -- for the first time -- an American labor force of committed citizens that reaches across boundaries of class, race, gender, and religion and involves all Americans. Only then can those in despair envision a future in which they and their children live useful lives as contributing members of our society.

Which Woman Should Adorn the $10 Bill?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Although none of these 20 women were elected to office, they all had a great influence on public opinion and public policy. The reformers profiled below exercised influence not only because of the number of people they mobilized, but also because of the moral force of their ideas.

Women and People of Color Soon on U.S. Paper Currency?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Since the year 2020 marks the 100 year commemoration of the passage of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution granting women the vote, petition organizers argue that the time has long-since come for women to grace our currency, especially our paper bills.

Killing Monica, a Conversation With Candace Bushnell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.24.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Candace Bushnell is a novelist and television producer who, from 1994-1996, wrote a column for The New York Observer, which was adapted into the bestselling anthology, Sex and the City. It became the basis for the HBO hit series of the same name.

Put A Woman On The $10 Bill? Sure, Americans Say.

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

Just over half of Americans approve of the Treasury Department's decision to feature a woman on the redesign of the $10 bill, a new HuffPost/YouGov po...

A Woman on the $10 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics
Jill S. Tietjen

The Treasury Department made an announcement the week of June 15 that a woman was going to be featured on the $10 bill.

Eleanor Roosevelt, The First Lady Of Gay Rights

Marc Peyser | Posted 06.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Marc Peyser

Eleanor Roosevelt deserves to be a gay icon -- even if she was 100 percent straight. Homosexuality may have been stigmatized, even criminalized, during her lifetime, but that didn't stop her from befriending gay women regardless of what people thought of them or her.

Put Harriet Tubman on America's Currency

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Treasury Department is authorized to choose figures for America's money and recently indicated that it planned to supplant or at least supplement Alexander Hamilton with a woman.

Hillary Set To Move Past Prelims With Roosevelt Island Address (Are the Clintons Cynics or Realists?)

William Bradley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Clintons like to sail pretty close to the wind to gain advantage in all circumstances. If we haven't learned that about them by now, we haven't le...

Women in Business: Three Generations of Women in Radio: Renee Roth, Jo-Ann Silverstein and Rachel Roth

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With Mother's Day in mind, here are three generations of women -- grandmother, mother, daughter -- who have all worked in radio over the last century.

No Precedent for 'First Gentleman'

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We've never faced this problem as a nation, and not just on one single level, either. Like all things Clinton, it's complicated.

The Hillary Chronicles

Tom Allon | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

Hillary has been the object of admiration, hope, praise, derision, anger, petty criticism and jealousy. She is the embodiment of the women's empowerment movement in our still not-overly-progressive society. She serves as a prism through which many express their hopes for a fully egalitarian society.

First Nighter: Tracey Scott Wilson's 'Buzzer' Fizzles; 'Clinton the Musical' Frazzles

David Finkle | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Reviewers are not expected to be kind but to be fair. Every once in a while, though, a reviewer feels the need to be kind. Clinton The Musical (note no colon) has generated that feeling in me.

Gatekeeper of the Temple of the Heart: Juliet Hollister, Founder of The Temple of Understanding

Mike Schwager | Posted 05.25.2015 | Religion
Mike Schwager

My dear friend Juliet Hollister passed away in 2001. She was 84, going on 24. I never really dwelt on her age, for to know her was to know a youthful spirit, though more than likely a very old soul.

Yes, Women Have a History of Their Own

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Louise Mirrer

It turns out that dozens and dozens of our lamps were designed not by Louis Comfort Tiffany or any of the men under his supervision, but by a young woman named Clara Driscoll.

Women on the Money

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The following women are among the 15 candidates that you can vote on to be the face on the $20 bill. All 15 have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame

My Real-Life Senseis

Mary Kay | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Kay

I am willing to bet that most of us that watched The Karate Kid at some point in our lives, also eventually found ourselves wishing we had our very own Mr. Miyagi to guide us through it. While I have never been successful in finding a karate master to follow me around and give me sage advice, I do have a standard list of folks that I turn to when I am in need of some wisdom.

Personal Heroes

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.02.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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On the Anniversary of FDR's Birth, Read His 15 Greatest Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.01.2015 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

On January 30, 1882 Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born at his parents' home in Hyde Park, New York. James and Sara's only child would ultimately gradu...

Women in Business Q&A: Christine Wheeler, Founder and CEO of Drazil Foods

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.12.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Christine Wheeler is the founder and CEO of Drazil Foods, which produces Drazil Kids Tea, the first ready-to-drink herbal tea & juice blend for kids. Christine spent most of her career in Consumer Packaged Goods, mainly at Procter & Gamble.

Terry Baum Talks Hick: A Love Story: The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with playwright/actress Terry Baum about her solo play Hick: A Love Story: The Romance of Lorena Hickok and Eleanor Roosevelt, which is based on 2,336 letters that Mrs. Roosevelt wrote to Ms. Hickok over 30 years.