It’s the 167th Anniversary of Seneca Falls

During July 19-20 in 1848, over 300 people gathered for the first Women’s Rights Convention, a two-day event in Seneca Falls, New York. The outcome from a tea party several days earlier, Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Mary Ann M’Clintock and Jane C. Hunt planned and publicized the meeting… » 7/19/15 6:15pm 7/19/15 6:15pm

Ida B. Wells, Anti-Lynching Crusader and Mother of Intersectionality

Ida B. Wells-Barnett—journalist, suffragist and anti-lynching activist—is Thursday’s Google doodle, in honor of her 153rd birthday. An often unsung American icon, Wells was an outspoken woman who fought with the national president of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, Frances E. Willard, about intersectionality… » 7/16/15 1:30pm 7/16/15 1:30pm

Black Women Bristle At That "Black Or Female" Question

Late yesterday, CNN ran a story on its website titled "Gender Or Race: Black Women Voters Face Tough Choices in S.C." The article, much like the Bill Maher video shown earlier, explores the "dilemma" facing black women: Do you vote for the black guy or the chick? "Recent polls show black women are expected to make up… » 1/22/08 2:40pm 1/22/08 2:40pm