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Shirley Chisholm

The Hillary Moment: A Reflection On How We Got Here

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Tonight, Hillary Rodham Clinton will accept the nomination of the Democratic Party as the first woman to ever win the nomination from a major politica...

12 Women Who Ran For President Before Hillary

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Rebecca Bohanan

What I know of Hillary's journey I know only in the context of my lifetime, and it's easy to feel that Hillary has accomplished much of what she's accomplished alone. But the reality is other women ran for both president and vice president before 2008, all aiding in the realization of Clinton's 2016 "clinch."

The Long, Hard Fight To Finally Get A Woman At The Top Of The Ticket

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

In 1952, when Nancy D’Alesandro was 12, her father ― then the mayor of Baltimore ― brought her with him to the Democratic National Convention in...

Hillary Clinton’s Complex Embodiment Of Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy

The Huffington Post | Liz Adetiba | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics

As Democrats celebrate Hillary Clinton’s success as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, many, including Clinton herself, are paying tri...

The State of Women

Joan Wages | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Joan Wages

This summer promises to deliver an historic period. We are likely to see the first woman named the nominee for a major U.S. political party. While mor...

From Shirley Chisholm To Hillary Clinton

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

We must recognize the work and sacrifice of those that came before Hillary Clinton. My mind instinctively goes back to 1972, when Shirley Chisholm became the first African American to run for President. I witnessed firsthand the sexism, racism and humiliation she endured from all angles.

Clinton Wins Big Ending Primary Season; Time For Sanders To Accept We Are 'Stronger Together'

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

If there was a 'revolution' it was Hillary's as many would consider her being the first woman in 240 years to be the nominee of a major political party in the United States and the odds-on favorite to be our 45th President the real revolution.

Anika Noni Rose Set To Produce And Star In Shirley Chisholm Film

Essence.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices

A film about Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, is currently in development and Tony award-winn...

Diary and Reflections of a Courageous Candidate for Congress

Suzan Johnson Cook | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Suzan Johnson Cook

How exciting it is to be around for this moment in history. I was fortunate enough to serve with the first African American president of the USA, Barack Obama, and the woman most likely to be the first female President of the USA, Hillary Clinton.

Bernie Sanders, My Grandfather and Shirley Chisholm

Paul Y. Song, MD | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics
Paul Y. Song, MD

Senator Sanders is the only candidate who believes that healthcare is a human right and that the only true solution to provide comprehensive universal healthcare is to improve, strengthen, and expand Medicare for all.

Chris Wallace Interviews Joe Biden

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Media
Arnold Steinberg

This is Chris Wallace. In the wake of Joe Biden taking himself out of the race for President, I interviewed the Vice President at his official reside...

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

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.25.2016 | 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.

Women in Politics Matter -- Even When They're Not Women's Advocates

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

Gender, like race, also always matters, regardless of political philosophy. Yes, even when the women at the decision-making tables aren't advocates for women's equal rights or opportunity, or for more civil political behavior, today's limiting rationales for the benefits of women's political participation.

Great African-Americans in Wax

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum in Baltimore, Maryland honors African-American heroes and heroines. Match the following heroines with her accomplishment.

Women's Firsts in the Big Apple

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.19.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When Joan Ganz Cooney decided to start the Children's Television Workshop, she was told that she could be the deputy, but that a man should be in charge. Her response was that if a man were in charge, she would not be involved

Madam President

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Although many countries around the world have had a woman as the leader of their government, the U.S. has never had a woman president. Women were running for president, though, even before women had the right to vote.

Ride That Elephant, Gloria Steinem

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Gabrielle Burton

Gloria's 80, I'm 75. So far, I've stopped lying and I'm doing my damnedest to get a new definition for 75. But I know if I'm lucky enough to still be alive in five years I'll have a head start because Gloria's showing us one vital way to be 80.

Champion of African American History: The Honorable Shirley Chisholm of New York

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices
Valerie Jarrett

With her slight build, distinctly precise diction, and relentless energy, Representative Shirley Chisholm of New York will be forever remembered for the ground she broke in Congress, and the ground she laid for millions of women, girls, and African Americans in this country.

'Unbossed, Unbought' Shirley Chisholm Recognized With Stamp

Susan Smith Richardson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Susan Smith Richardson

Before Jesse Jackson, before Barack Obama, there was Shirley Chisholm, the first African American to run for president of a major political party and the first black woman elected to Congress.

A Road to Progress Paved by a Woman Who Wouldn't Take 'No' for an Answer

Letitia James | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Letitia James

Shirley Chisholm was a woman who never took "no" for an answer. And just as importantly, she was a principled woman who could find common ground even with people who were diametrically opposed to her.

1968: Shirley Chisholm Becomes The First Black Congresswoman

Posted 12.05.2014 | Black Voices

On this day in history, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to Congress. On November 5th 1968, she was elected to represent New ...

This Brave Congressman Taught Me How to Break News

Jim Sleeper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Sleeper

I first learned how to break news in 1982 thanks to Major R. Owens, a canny yet noble fighter for economic and social justice who served 12 terms in Congress and died this week.

Fixing Washington: Two New Books on What's Right and Wrong With Congress

Heath Brown | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Heath Brown

A summer of gridlock is clearly not good for the business of Washington or for its popularity. Thankfully, two new books help make some sense of what's right and wrong with Congress.

Time to 'Remember the Ladies' -- in Central Park

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York
Myriam Miedzian

There is a long history of not hearing about outstanding women, or forgetting them when they die. It's part and parcel of not seeing them represented in public places. Making women visible in Central Park would be an important step in correcting this.

The Real Purpose of the 'Cult of Moms': To Deny Women Public Power

Rebecca Sive | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

This is all about power, and nothing about what women are capable of doing.