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How NYC Is Addressing Sexual Assault In Communities Of Color

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.01.2015 | Black Voices

The New York City's Office to Combat Domestic Violence is working tirelessly to help victims of rape and sexual assault -- and a large ...

Attacks on Reproductive Justice Are Attacks on Women of Color

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi | Posted 08.31.2015 | Black Voices
Minister Leslie Watson Malachi

For years, women of color and low-income women have heard this patriarchal message from various messengers implying that we are naive, misguided, and lack the intellectual capacity to make personal, critical, often difficult, informed decisions about our lives in general and our bodies more specifically.

Reproductive Justice is Fundamentally an Economic Justice Issue

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 08.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

The ability of women of color and immigrant women to lead healthy reproductive lives is an integral part of the right to self-determination in all aspects of their lives and inherently impacts their economic security and independence.

Muslim Women Superheroes

Lila Igram | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Lila Igram

I have the privilege of working with some amazing Muslim women -- women who run highly effective grassroots organizations or speak out against injustice. Yet despite their achievements, the media seems to always portray Muslim women as victims.

Supporting Women of Color in the Workplace

Brennon Marcano | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

While many have written substantively about what women and women of color can do to help each other and "lean in" in the workplace, there's been little focus on the important role men play in creating equitable work environments.

How Many More Sandra Blands?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

The abusive arrest and subsequent suspicious death of Sandra Bland is, tragically, far from an isolated incident. On the same day that the facts started to emerge about Bland, Kindra Chapman, an 18-year-old African American girl reportedly took her own life in an Alabama prison cell, after being arrested for allegedly stealing a cellphone.

Where's the Travel Writing for Black Women?

Sarah Enelow | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Enelow

Ever since I got into travel writing, I've been told to read the works of Joseph Conrad, Jack Kerouac, Edward Abbey, Bruce Chatwin, Paul Theroux, William Dalrymple, Bill Bryson, and other white men. While I learned a lot from their stories, I was also repeatedly left with questions about misogyny and racial insensitivity.

Taking an Intersectional Approach to Online Violence

Yann Borgstedt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Yann Borgstedt

Why do we call women's issues "women's issues"? So much of the inequality and violence that women encounter are relevant to men as well. The problems of patriarchy are not exclusively damaging to women -- they hurt men, too.

Everything About This Badass Feminist Coloring Book Makes Us Proud

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts

Feminists of the world, you know how tiring it can get dealing with the oppression, discrimination and hate that's all too rampant in our ever...

Mother's Day -- More Than Once a Year

Caroline Fredrickson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Caroline Fredrickson

Today on Mother's Day, we need to confront the truth that the United States doesn't do that well by mothers and consequently by children. It isn't simply that the PDA isn't as strong as it should be; mothers face many obstacles in the American workplace from pregnancy to childbirth and beyond.

Sherry Williams: Cultivating Leadership 'Her Way'

Rachel Hampton | Posted 06.30.2015 | Women
Rachel Hampton

Bronx, New York native Sherry Williams re-located to Washington, DC to chase a goal. With a background in logistics, Sherry has a passion for envisioning a goal and ensuring that it is implemented.

Claire Fallon

Women Of Color Still Denied The Love They Deserve From Literary Journals

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books

Literary reviewers, quake in your boots: It’s VIDA Count day once again. Now in its sixth year and celebrating the publication of its fifth coun...

Dear Madonna: Gays And African Americans Are Women, Too

Alex Berg | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Berg

The last great frontier could be women -- our rights over our bodies, safety and income are under assault around the world and across the United States. Except that LGBTQ people, people of color and women aren't three disparate groups.

Police Violence: As Real as Real Can Be

Ravishly | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices
Ravishly

I sometimes heard my notoriously fearless mother screaming in her sleep when I was 10. My mother responded to my questions about her wails by informing me that she had been jailed more than a dozen times during the Civil Rights Movement.

Confronting Obstacles to Self-love as a Black Woman

Arielle Chase | Posted 05.06.2015 | Black Voices
Arielle Chase

Not only are black women often placed in situations where they are the only person of color, they are also expected to uphold certain European standards of beauty as well as serve as the prototype for what other black women "should" be like.

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Women's History: A Story of Diversity

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

As the feminist movement evolves, we must stay committed to not only seeking to raise the collective voice of women but also to ensuring that voice reflects the rich diversity of women.

Samantha Lachman

EMILY's List To Present 'Rising Star' Award To Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List, a group dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, will announce Thursday that Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pre...

Advancing the 'Weird Brown Girl Movement'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

An African City is creator Nicole Amarteifio's web series chronicling the lives of five young Ghanaian women. In the comments on YouTube, someone asks, "Why are they acting like white girls?" Filmmaker, and one of the stars of An African City, Nana Mensah has never known how to answer that question.

Girlbusters: Fighting Against Gender Bias For Women In STEM

Janine Ingram | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Janine Ingram

impactx logo If this is how we react when women dare to replace men in movies, what chance do real women stand in actual science and technology positions?

Another Survey Tells Us What We Already Know: Women, Especially Women Of Color, Are Not Selected to Lead Religious Organizations

Lorena Parrish | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion
Lorena Parrish

Black, Asian and Latina women combined barely make up 1 percent of the total number of persons in top positions. White women comprise 14 percent.

Women Of Color React To That Viral Catcalling Video

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women

Last week, Hollaback's viral catcalling video drew unprecedented attention to the issue of street harassment -- but many viewers felt that the video d...

Showing Their Strength: Women of Color an Undeniable Force Among American Voters

Maya L. Harris | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
Maya L. Harris

As the fastest-growing segment of the nation's largest voting bloc and the most active segment of the emerging majority vote, women of color are a key voting bloc with the power to affect electoral and policy outcomes.

Numinous Market -- Women of Color Creating a Healing Space in Pittsburgh

Sue Kerr | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices
Sue Kerr

A friend in Pittsburgh has put together the first Numinous Magic Market and Healing Workshops -- an event created by people of color for people of color, featuring an array of workshops and vendors focused on a healing space.

'Call for Peace' Seeks Justice, Solidarity for Trans Women of Color

Addison Rose Vincent | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Addison Rose Vincent

In response to the rise in violence and the lack of media and political attention, the group 'Black Trans* Women's Lives Matter' will be hosting a national call for peace and vigil outside the Congressional Black Caucus Conference in Washington, DC this Saturday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.