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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

Stupid Bill Banning Prenatal Racism Passes Out of Committee

In yet another example of all the brilliant job creating the Republican-led Congress has been doing since regaining control of the House, Arizona Representative Trent Franks's "Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act" has made it out of committee— without its terrible name. But even… » 2/17/12 3:20pm 2/17/12 3:20pm

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