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Toni Morrison

A Tribute for Toni Morrison

By Editors' Choice

By Herb Boyd — An ensemble of luminaries, mainly writers and musicians, shared their memories and reflections of the esteemed author Toni Morrison on Thursday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. The church was packed to the rafters for the tribute to Morrison who made her transition on August 5. She was 88. This collection of voices and impressions in their separate ways provided a loving profile…

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Harriet Tubman

Uplifting the Liberator, Harriet Tubman: Unmasking the Imposter, Harriet of Hollywood

By Dr. Maulana Karenga

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — Part 1. The conversations and controversy surrounding the movie “Harriet” of Hollywood seems, at first sight, to be simply about Harriet Tubman, the liberator, the Harriet Tubman of history. But in a larger sense, it is about Black people, about: how we see ourselves; how we see our heroes and heroines; how we understand and honor our history, especially the history of the Holocaust of…

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November 20, 2020 Democratic Debate

Women Rock in Fifth Democratic Debate

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux

By Dr. Julianne Malveaux — The November 20th Democratic presidential debate took on a much different tone than the previous debates. I’m not sure if it was because the panel of moderators was all women – NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, and the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker. Or perhaps it was because the candidates finally got over attacking each other (mostly) and instead decided to be…

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NNPA President and CEO, Dr Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., (far right) invited Kettie Kamwangala (far left) and other Malawian women leaders for an open discussion while the ballots were being counted after a historic voter turnout across Malawi.

Women Play Key Role in Ensuring African Democracy

By News & Current Affairs

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — Throughout this southeastern African nation of nearly 20 million residents, the strength and resiliency of women is on display 24 hours each day. The sustainability of democracy in any nation can be evaluated by the inclusive leadership roles performed by women in its social, political and economic life. According to statistics from the World Population Review, nearly half (49.1 percent)…

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The Alabama abortion ban has prompted new questions about why America’s elected officials don’t look more like America.

‘Democracy has been hijacked by white men’: how minority rule now grips America

By Commentaries/Opinions

The US is becoming more diverse and progressive, but white men’s grip on power is being exercised via the courts, gerrymandering and dark money in politics. By Tom McCarthy, The Guardian — The exercise of political power by legislative majorities of white, male elected officials in ways that disproportionately exclude or harm women and people of color is such a familiar part of the American political landscape that it sometimes…

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FreeHer National Conference

FreeHer National Conference – September 28th-30th, 2018 in Tulsa Oklahoma

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, Events

Hosted by the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and the Women’s Collective to End Incarceration of Women and Girls. Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 28th-30th, 2018 On September 28th-30th, formerly incarcerated women and girls, directly affected people, activists, advocates and supporters from across the country will come together to connect and share ideas and resources to work collectively toward ending incarceration of women and girls and creating systems…

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FreeHer National Conference

FreeHer National Conference – Request for Proposals Deadline Extended to 8/15

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

Flyer below The mission of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) is to end the incarceration of women and girls. We do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward our shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice. Through the work…

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A National convening in collaboration with women across the nation who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice system and leaders who are engaging in gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts.

A National Convening in Collaboration With Women Across the Nation

By Events

National Town Hall Meeting A National convening in collaboration with women across the nation who have been impacted by the Criminal Justice system and leaders who are engaging in gender-responsive, criminal justice reform efforts. When Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET) Where Allen Chapel AME Church, 2498 Alabama Ave SE Washington, DC 20020 Sponsored by The National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls…

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Women and the Racial Wealth Divide

Women and the Racial Wealth Divide

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad — As Women’s History Month comes to an end, we at the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative think it is important to reflect upon how racial economic inequality intersects with gender economic inequality. Overall, women earn lower wages and experience higher levels of poverty than men. This holds for Black and Latina women, who also earn lower wages and experience higher poverty rates than White and Asian women….

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