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Funny Girl Gig: Cecily Strong Fourth Female Entertainer at White House Correspondents' Dinner

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Saturday Night Live comedian Cecily Strong, 31, is the fourth female featured solo entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, on Saturday, April 25. Considered one of the top gigs in the comedy business, the annual roast of the president and politicians is considered Washington's equivalent to the Oscars and called the "Nerd Prom."

An App That Highlights The History Women Made Right Beneath Your Feet

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women

With some help from Google, a group of women are changing history by spotlighting herstory. The SPARK Movement has partnered with Google to create ...

Progress Requires Patience in This Town, but Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Joan Wages | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts
Joan Wages

Some of our supporters have wondered what's taking so long, and I can only point to the fact that as Ms. Conwill indicated, few things move quickly in this town. The good news is that today, we are closer than ever to making the Museum a reality.

5-Year-Old Portrays Iconic Black Heroines In This Incredible Photo Series

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Black Voices

Two parents on a mission to teach their daughter the value of self-empowerment reached their goal which resulted in the coolest photo portrait series ...

12 Baby Girl Names Inspired By Groundbreaking Women

nameberry | Pamela Redmond Satran & Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 03.06.2015 | Parents

In honor of Women’s History Month, here a dozen daring, groundbreaking women -- who also happen to have noteworthy names that you just might want to...

Women's History Month: What Notorious R.B.G., Viola Davis and DVF Taught Me About Empowerment

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 03.05.2015 | Women
Stacy Slotnick

The recognition of women's contributions should not be relegated to the single month of March as the gender gap still exists, but we can reflect on ways to expand women's rights around the globe by celebrating (and studying) the work of today's female trailblazers.

Women's History Inspires an Invincible Attitude

Joan Wages | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

The fact is, Susan B. Anthony was a remarkable woman, and as February 15th was her birthday, it seems a good time to honor her lifetime of advocating for women's rights by sharing a bit about her in this week's post.

Women Still Held Back in Unsuspecting Ways

Joan Wages | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

Yes, we are still talking about women receiving equal pay in 2015. While there are several factors that contribute to this discrimination, one that comes to mind is an old, but not fully abolished legal practice known as coverture

Making the Case for a National Women's History Museum

Joan Wages | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Joan Wages

As a young girl sitting through history classes, I often wondered where were the women during all of that time? It was as though I was learning men's history. Where was women's history?

Mary Magdalene and the Mother-Daughter Relationship

Rosjke Hasseldine | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Rosjke Hasseldine

On a recent trip to New York City I visited the JP Morgan Library, where I viewed the Crusader Bible. The Crusader Bible, reportedly created around 12...

World War II, Through the Eyes of a Red Army Medic

Brian Kahn | Posted 12.07.2014 | World
Brian Kahn

She had brought photographs of herself before, during and after the Great War, and she spread them on the table. The last showed her standing straight wearing a dozen medals and ribbons common in photos of Red Army veterans.

Translating Jean Racine (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Over twenty centuries later of Racine's period, society had been developed in every way. The Roman empire intervenes and takes care of the state and puts aside the citizen's worries.

Translating Jean Racine

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 11.03.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

When you read Jean Racine, the French dramatist of the 17th century, you have the same feeling when you first take in Homer in your hands, I mean the same awe and uneasy feeling to understand a majestic poetry.

Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices
Rhonesha Byng

Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I'm the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something that seems impossible.

Woman: A Hidden Power

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.24.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

The importance of woman is not only huge but without her it is impossible for the man to exist and create.

The Best Way to Celebrate Women's Equality Day? Register to Vote!

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Elisabeth MacNamara

This week as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, we reflect on the brave suffragists who helped secure the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted...

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Admissibly, we can consider that the Greek Divinities were the first to place the foundation stone of feminism with their total freedom, decision-making, independent movements and their interferences to humans and Gods as alike.

Women: Symbol of Feminism Since Greek Mythology (Part 1)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
Alexandra Symeonidou

I do not really know if Plato's mother or Xanthippe, Socrates' wife, wore heels, but I am sure they could stomp their sandals when necessary because t...

Proof That Women Have Been Strength Training All Along

The Huffington Post | Meredith Melnick | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Fitness at the YWCA club in California (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images) The YWCA has been providing fitness opportunit...

Celebrating Women of the Post-War Era Through Photographs

Christina Rice | Posted 09.24.2014 | Los Angeles
Christina Rice

The accomplishments of these women have largely been buried in file cabinets for decades, but are now being resurrected through our efforts to digitize the Valley Times collection. This month, a new Central Library exhibit was unveiled highlighting the remarkable women of the Valley Times.

The Word I Wish We Didn't Have to Use

Ravishly | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Ravishly

I wish there were another catch-all word like "feminist" that I could use to express my belief that all people -- male, female, transgender and otherwise -- should have the exact same fundamental rights and opportunities in this world we share. "Gender-equalist," perhaps? "Advocate for gender fairness"?

Villa Lewaro: The Future of Madam C. J. Walker's Historic Estate

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.02.2014 | Black Voices
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Brent Leggs, Senior Field Officer The National Treasure reception in Irvington N.Y., May 2014 In Irvington, N.Y., there stands Madam C. ...

Thank the Women for the Cherry Trees

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 05.28.2014 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

If you venture across the National Mall, you will find precious few memorials to women. At one end, Abraham Lincoln's stoic face scans the two-mile-long lawn. In the middle is the monument to George Washington.

9 Pivotal Victories That Quietly Changed Women's History

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women

The last century of women's rights victories has a familiar highlight reel with women gaining the right to vote, access to birth control and abortion,...

'Bossy' Ban: The Main Problem With Feminism Today

Karin Agness | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Karin Agness

It's easy to dismiss this "ban bossy" public service campaign as just an overzealous effort to help girls or even a shrewd business move to sell more copies of Sandberg's book, but this campaign is indicative of one of the main problems with feminism today -- the idea that women are victims in need of more and more special protection.