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Women of Color in Ministry: Ending Discrimination

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The battle to end the rampant and persistent discrimination against women of color in ministry in the American religious community can be won.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

Reality Television + Responsible Fatherhood: Can They Co-Exist?

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Television and fathers make strange iconic bedfellows. Similar to the way in which many popular reality television shows denigrate and demonize Black women, they have also fueled a grotesque characterization of Black men and fatherhood.

Belle: A Lesson in the Timelessness of Racism and Misogyny Against Black Women

Olivia Cole | Posted 07.13.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

Dido Elizabeth Belle was born in 1761 and died in 1804, yet the experiences that this film projects in its illustration of the past bear shocking resemblance to the challenges that black women (and black people) face in the United States today.

#BeyonceDoesntRepresentUs: Moving Above and Beyond Beyoncé

Ernest Owens | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It's time that women of color and feminists alike begin to shift from trying to impose our beliefs and standards on an individual who obviously couldn't care less and begin to empower those who do seek to enact such change.

Jezebel, Pocahottie, Mami, and China Doll: Highlighting Racialized Sexual Violence

Anahvia Taiyib | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Anahvia Taiyib

Sexual violence has always been racialized (as well as gender-biased), and there is no one narrative that can fully capture the diversity of experiences. I reject the idea that there is a "universal womanhood" and universal experiences that all women share.

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Ga

Catherine Hill | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Catherine Hill

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it's no different with the gender pay gap.

Winning the Future for Women in Politics and Service

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a country, we are failing in our efforts to include women in national and local politics while subjecting politicians to insufferable forms of sexism

On 'Table Seats' and Validations: An Open Letter to Kanye West

Jay Dodd | Posted 05.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

I hope you seek to create counter-cultures and use your charming ability to rupture and truth tell to show people more than just your person talent. You and your aspirations for particularly white-nesses are the center of your work

Keeping Brothers Close and Dreams Closer: On Lupita's Validation and Obama's Initiative

Jay Dodd | Posted 05.04.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

"My Brother's Keeper" frames education and jobs, as the way to equality and that is simply not the case. It will not protect them from White fear emboldened by guns on street corners. It will not erase minstrel-like narratives reproduced in media.

A Force to Be Reckoned With

K. Sujata | Posted 04.08.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

In 2012, nearly half of the elderly population (adults 65+) in the United States were considered to be "economically vulnerable."

These Startling Images Will Make You Think Differently About Beauty

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 11.25.2013 | Women

We've seen what a Barbie doll would look like if modeled after the average 19-year-old woman. But when you juxtapose a doll's facial features with a r...

Decent Care

Karla Erickson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Karla Erickson

Racial minority women ‒- and particularly recent immigrant women ‒- have often been employed in informal labor arrangements that included extraordinarily long days, working on holidays, wages well below the minimum wage and absolutely no access to recourse if they were treated unfairly. Evelyn Coke's victory moves us one step away from that history.

bell hooks Offers Her Perspective On Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In' Concept

The Feminist Wire | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices

Mass media (along with Sandberg) is telling us that by sheer strength of will and staying power, any woman so inclined can work hard and climb the cor...

10 Women in Tech Orgs You Should Know

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Craig Newmark

Since I know something about computers and a little about small business, my focus has been on helping girls and women in technology as much as I'm able. I've compiled a list of some of my top 10 women in tech orgs (in no particular order) for you to check out:

Solidarity for Women of Color in the Public Eye

Atima Omara | Posted 09.27.2013 | Women
Atima Omara

Instead of dismissing Nina Davuluri because she participated in a beauty pageant, why not stand with her when she asserts a woman of color's right to be who she is and exist no matter what the context?

How to Tell If You're Racist

Sarah Milstein | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Sarah Milstein

When somebody points out that you've said or done something racist, perhaps something that hurt them personally, the game-changing response is first to understand that your intentions are not the centerpiece of the interaction.

Russell Simmons Features Queer Poet Yazmin Monet Watkins

A.J. Walkley | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

The media is a powerful tool that has the ability to shape and form public opinion. When She Smiles is one of the first few poetry videos released on All Def Poetry and I am beyond pleased that the bar has been set with queer content.

Interracial Friendships Are Not A 'Struggle' For Me

Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.15.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

Your experience of friendship depends on the people you meet. We will all have our stories and we will all, at some point, be disappointed and sickened by racism. But racism should not choose our friends for us.

WATCH: Does Feminism Exclude Women Of Color?

Posted 08.13.2013 | Black Voices

The hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen is raising eyebrows and raising awareness on Twitter about the discrimination women of color experience within ...

I Am Not A Techie

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Women of all colors are definitely making waves online, but we're still tremendously underrepresented across the tech sector, as professionals, bloggers, entrepreneurs -- you name it.

WATCH: Janet Mock Discusses Struggles Trans People Face On A Daily Basis

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Writer and transgender advocate Janet Mock recently joined HuffPost Live to chat with Marc Lamont Hill about barriers that transgender people face in ...

Glennisha Morgan

Transgender Advocate And Writer Speaks On Using Social Media For Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Gay Voices

In honor of Pride Month, HuffPost Gay Voices is chatting with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) icons who have used social media to spread...

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.: Redefining Leadership

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 08.16.2013 | Women
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

As our world changes, it will be important for us to expand our ideas and expectations of leadership, leadership models and who we see as leaders.

What Lean In Means for Women of Color

Daria Burke | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Daria Burke

Sheryl Sandberg's self-described feminist manifesto is provoking thought and causing women everywhere to ask, "what does this mean for me?" I was no exception. As an MBA educated black woman, I couldn't help but finish the book and wonder, "what exactly does Lean In mean for women of color?"