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Anita Hill Talks Civil Rights

Colorlines | Posted 06.18.2014 | Black Voices

On July 2 the 1964 Civil Rights Act turns 50. This sweeping piece of legislation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or nation...

Reconciling Maya Angelou's Legacy With Her Support of Clarence Thomas

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Phillip Martin

The death of American poet Maya Angelou has been greeted with both grief and accolades for her contributions to the American literary canon. But it also has stirred memories of her early support for a controversial man, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Feminist Stories From Women's Liberation: 1963-1970

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Marcia G. Yerman

Shining a light on the grassroots women who had less media visibility, Jennifer Lee traces the fight for rights that now appear to once again be in danger. She also exposes the fissures within the movement, which continue to play out today.

What They Didn't Tell You About Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

Few young women today have heard of the person who transformed their professional world; that includes Anita Hill's own students at Brandeis, where she currently teaches. Even those Americans who were glued to the televised nomination hearings don't know the complicated backstory.

Anita Hill Back In The Spotlight

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.22.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been more than 22 years since Anita Hill sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee in that famous bright blue suit — one she ...

Anita Hill: 'Giving Up Was Not An Option'

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.20.2014 | Women

Anita Hill made waves in the early '90s when she accused Clarence Thomas, her former boss and George Bush's Supreme Court appointee, of sexually haras...

Anita Hill: Biden Botched The Clarence Thomas Hearings

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Anita Hill, the woman who accused then-Supreme Court justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, said Vice President Joe Biden did a "terrib...

When Silence Stopped Being Golden

Karen Gross | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Karen Gross

Many women of my generation grew up learning to be quiet. We were told when we were young that children were meant to be seen, not heard. Then, with the start of the Vietnam War and the Women's Movement, we started to see the value of having a voice and having that voice heard.

How Facebook Can Get You Terminated and Keep You Terminated

Don McNay | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Don McNay

If your employer can prove that you spend 63 percent of your time on social media, it doesn't make any difference how productive you are during the other 37 percent of the day. Judges, juries and arbitrators are going to look unfavorably on your cause.

WATCH: Notorious Clarence Thomas Scandal Back In Spotlight

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 01.29.2014 | Black Voices

A film is set to hit theaters featuring the story of Anita Hill, the woman who accused then Supreme Court judge nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual hara...

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?: Sheryl Sandberg, Nancy Pelosi, Olympia Snowe and Others Weigh In

Marianne Schnall | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Marianne Schnall

Many other nations have elected women presidents so why not the U.S.? What will it take to chart the conditions to achieve that milestone?

Anita Hill, the Powerhouse Woman

Fariha Roisin | Posted 08.24.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

In an era where sexual harassment in the workforce was hardly a cause for complaint, Anita Hill defied the social constraints of the time by asserting her rights. Director Freida Mock brings together the story in this documentary of Hill, Anita.

WATCH: Anita Hill Documentary Aims To Teach New Generation About Sexual Harassment

www.jezebel.com | Posted 01.23.2013 | Black Voices

Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary titled Anita premiered. In the film, director Frieda Mock takes a look back at a look at...

Sexism, Bullying and Press Responsibility

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

It was upsetting for many of us to read the recent coverage of Chirlane McCray's life and activism before she met her husband of 18 years. To put this into context, imagine if someone had been called out or ridiculed for once identifying as straight and coming out as LGBT later in life.

Anita Hill: Still Standing Up and Speaking Out

Michele Weldon | Posted 11.28.2012 | Women
Michele Weldon

As a journalist I wrote about the bravery of so many others -- Hill was just one of hundreds of women I profiled and opined about. I spoke openly of their bravery. I was not ready to own mine.

Mind Games

D. R. Tucker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Facts destroyed 'motivated reasoning' in my case. Could this happen to other conservatives? That depends on conservatives being willing to subject the views they hear and read to strict scrutiny, to ask themselves if they're really hearing the truth from the talkers.

Anita Hill Keynotes Illinois' 5th Annual Jane Addams Day Tribute

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Story by Carrie Maxwell, courtesy of the Windy City Times Anita Hill, senior advisor to the provost and professor of social policy, law and women's...

Would Herman Cain Still Be a Contender If His Accusers Were Black?

Keli Goff | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Herman Cain spent a lifetime defying racial stereotypes. Now he has cartoonishly morphed into the embodiment of one of America's most unflattering, yet enduring, racial stereotypes of all.

Comparing Sexual Harassment Then And Now

Posted 11.16.2011 | Fifty

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill's testimony against Justice Clarence Thomas, which brought the issue of sexual harassment in the wo...

Cain's Problems With Women Threaten To Torpedo Campaign

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a matter of a week, Herman Cain referred to the House Democratic leader as "Princess Nancy" Pelosi, said presidential rival Mich...

Anita Hill Talks Herman Cain Allegations

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Anita Hill, the former U.S. Department of Education employee who was launched into the spotlight in 1991 when she brought forth sexual harassment alle...

Herman Cain Cracks Joke About Anita Hill

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Despite several allegations of sexual harassment, Herman Cain continues to treat the issue like it's a big joke. According to The Caucus blog, the ...

No Pain, No Cain

Leslie Hendry | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Leslie Hendry

Herman Cain is a United States presidential candidate. He is a businessman. He is 65 years old. He has been accused of sexual harassment, not once, no...

Raising Cain On Sexual Harassment

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Both as a business leader and as a religious leader, Herman Cain should know well the facts about sexual harassment law and prevention. He surely should know how serious it is.

How Anita Hill Taught us to Stand Up

Rebecca Walker | Posted 12.27.2011 | Women
Rebecca Walker

She made sure her story was on the record, and that encouraged so many of us to do the same.