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Here's What 'A Day Without A Woman' Strikers Had To Say To President Trump

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women

“President Trump, we’re not going anywhere.” That’s the crux of the message that women who participated in “A Day Without A Woman” action...

Lawyer's Pants Catch On Fire In The Middle Of An Arson Trial

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.09.2017 | Weird News

We’re not calling Miami defense lawyer Stephen Gutierrez a liar. But we can say that during a trial on Wednesday afternoon, his pants were on fire. ...

In Late-Night Dissent, Justice Breyer Sounds Off Against Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics

Very late on Tuesday, the Supreme Court denied several pleas from a Texas death row inmate requesting to be spared from execution. Roland Ruiz had be...

The #1 Country In The World, According To A Global Survey

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.08.2017 | Travel

On the heels of President Donald Trump’s election, the United States has fallen three spots in a global survey of the best countries in the world. ...

It's Important For Everyone To Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay

Zac Thompson | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women
Zac Thompson

Every year on March 8th, we celebrate #InternationalWomensDay. It’s a day to acknowledge that women serve, women solve, and women lead. It’s perha...

A *Day* Without A Woman?

Melissa Franqui | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
Melissa Franqui

A day without a woman? What about two weeks? What about three months ― a year even? These are the lengths of time that families go without a woman i...

How Money Bail Really Works... If You’re Poor

Robert Greenwald | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Sandra Bland is the one you knew about. In the year after her well-publicized death, 815 people died in jail awaiting trial. A third of them died with...

Here's What ‘A Day Without A Woman’ Looked Like Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.08.2017 | Women

Feminist activists have called on women in the United States to join with their sisters in 35 different countries in a day-long general strike known a...

19 Small Acts To Resist Intolerance In Trump’s America

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.07.2017 | Impact

In a time of political unrest, some people are turning to small positive acts as a way to push back against the larger trends of intolerance. Celeste ...

My Kindergarten Teacher Almost Ruined "Feminism" for Me

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 03.07.2017 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

As a young child, I had mixed reactions to the concept of feminism. While I always futuristically envisioned myself as an accomplished working woman l...

These 17 Feminist Prints Will Remind You To Keep Persisting

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.06.2017 | HuffPost Home

Calling all nasty women! In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’ve rounded up 17 inspiring feminist prints that belong in your home. From ar...

Poll: Few See Trump's Address To Congress As A Pivot

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.06.2017 | Politics

Americans who tuned into Donald Trump’s speech to Congress last Tuesday mostly didn’t see it as a departure from his past rhetoric or actions, a n...

How Being Black, Transracially Adopted And Cool Looks In White Suburbs

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2017 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

The nation’s black children are raised with some understanding of what it means to live in a melanated body; that is to say, they are raised with ac...

Dear White People: We Don't Need Your Saving

Dr. Maha Hilal | Posted 03.05.2017 | Politics
Dr. Maha Hilal

On a number of occasions, I have been in the presence of White people who want to learn more about the “struggle.” But their desire to learn is no...

Jay Z: Kalief Browder Was A 'Prophet' Who Taught Us 'How To Love Better'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.02.2017 | Black Voices

Jay Z thinks we can all learn something from Kalief Browder, the young man who took his own life after spending three years in jail without a trial or...

There Are Four Ways To Reduce Inequality And All of Them Are Bad

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business
Glenn C. Altschuler

Review of The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century. By Walter Scheidel. Princeton Univ...

Most Americans Aren't All That Scared About The State Of The World

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.28.2017 | Politics

Only about a quarter of Americans say they’re “very scared” by current world events, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds, and fewer than 1 in 10 ha...

Women Democrats Are Wearing White To Trump's Congressional Address

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.28.2017 | Women

In November, scores of women voters went to the polls wearing white, an homage to Hillary Clinton who often wore white while campaigning, most notably...

This Podcast Explores Queerness, Books, Sex And Everything In Between

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.27.2017 | Queer Voices

A thought-provoking and entertaining podcast called Food 4 Thot hit the airwaves this month, partly in response to the anti-LGBTQ, white nationalist r...

Merriam-Webster Trolls Kellyanne Conway With Definition Of 'Feminism'

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 02.24.2017 | Women

The Merriam-Webster Twitter account has claimed its newest victim: Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway. On Thursday at the Conservat...

Why On-Screen Representation Actually Matters

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.24.2017 | Entertainment

The conversation about diversity in Hollywood often centers on fairness. It’s unfair that just over a quarter of speaking roles went to people of co...

Americans Are Split Over How Much Trump Has Accomplished So Far

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

Americans are divided in how much they think Donald Trump has accomplished in the first weeks of his presidency, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds, e...

Poll: Trump Perceptions Stable Despite Crisis Coverage

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

Despite a first month characterized as “a continual series of crises,” Donald Trump’s presidential job approval has been mostly stable in recent...

Jeff Sessions Reverses Obama-Era Policy That Curtailed DOJ's Private Prison Use

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday withdrew an Obama-era Justice Department memo that set a goal of reducing and ultimately end...

ICE Agents Take Undocumented Mom With Brain Tumor From Hospital To Detention Center

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.24.2017 | Politics

An undocumented woman from El Salvador awaiting brain surgery to remove a tumor was taken from a Texas hospital and detained by Immigration and Custom...