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“Voters Should Hold Candidates Accountable for Routinely Ignoring Sexual Assault Survivors”
February 27, 2020
Unfortunately, this has been a consistent area of neglect for one of the candidates for Los Angeles County District Attorney. ... read more »
Cannes Does ‘Right Thing’ in Appointing Spike Lee to Lead
January 17, 2020
Festival organizers hope Lee will “shake things up” among the world’s cinema elite at the festival which runs May 12-23. And anti-racism campaigners hope Lee’s appointment wakes up the French cultural world to persistent discrimination and the damaging stereotypes it perpetuates. ... read more »
Many Say #MeToo is Bigger than Harvey Weinstein, Trial Outcome Doesn’t Matter
January 16, 2020
The Weinstein case has been categorized by some as one of the most significant #MeToo cases in history. This is because of the severity of the allegations against him and the fact that those allegations came early on in the movement and attracted much attention. It’s also true that many of the allegations are fairly recent and involved some of Hollywood's best-known female stars. Conversely, many of the allegations in several similar cases are often decades old and/or occurred far outside of the statutes of limitations. ... read more »
Counting the Countless: Census 2020 and the Impact of Food Insecurity
November 28, 2019
Census 2020 could be the most important and inclusive civic activity our country has ever experienced, covering every person in the United States of America.  Our constitution requires an accurate recording of the nation's population every ten years.  It is a centerpiece of our democracy that must honor its diversity and inclusivity in the process. ... read more »
In Defense of Fair Investigative Journalism
October 31, 2019
A recent Daily Beast article written by Sil Lai Abrams is the latest example that in the age of social media, factchecking and accuracy are no longer criteria to getting a story published. ... read more »
Supreme Court Tosses Civil Case Against Cosby
February 28, 2019
Kathrine McKee is a former L.A. morning talk show host who alleges Cosby raped her in 1974 in a Detroit hotel room while she was on tour with Sammy Davis Jr., her boyfriend at the time. ... read more »
Protests Planned at Screening of Michael Jackson Documentary
January 24, 2019
“…in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, America’s embrace of “I believe the victims” has intensified. However, Michael Jackson’s family and ultra-loyal fan base, are having none of it.” ... read more »
Professor seeks Assembly seat after making sex assault claim
January 2, 2019
A college professor who has accused the lieutenant governor of Virginia of sexual assault announced Tuesday she is running for an open California Assembly seat being sought by a dozen mostly Democratic candidates. ... read more »
Can a Woman’s Coalition Survive Petulant White Women?
November 29, 2018
Black, White, Latina, Asian, Native, Palestinian and other women have starkly different experiences. We are joined by our gender but separated by the status of the men in our race, and by the differential privilege that some women experience. ... read more »
NBC Cancels Megyn Kelly’s Show After Blackface Controversy
October 29, 2018
Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for White people to wear blackface at Halloween. ... read more »
Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Denis Mukwege Inspired by the Women he Treats
October 25, 2018
The birth of the #MeToo movement and the awarding of the Nobel Prize to he and Iraqi Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad, who has detailed her life as an ISIS sex slave, illustrate that mentalities are slowly beginning to change and that there’s a gradual evolution in mindset, Dr. Mukwege said. ... read more »
Wendy’s Window– “Healthy, Wealthy & Wise”
October 4, 2018
Over the past few years there’s been a major shift in bringing to light the injustices that women and girls have been experiencing for years.  There are many movements such as #MeToo, #BlackGirlMagic, #BringBackOurGirls and #GirlsRock just to name a few that are working hard to keep this message alive. ... read more »
Lawyer Leads Online Petition to Overturn Cosby Verdicts
August 31, 2018
“We wanted to organize and galvanize people because many of us who followed the trial or actually attended the trial, like I did, were very troubled with how everything went down,” said Nicole Lawrence, who started the petition. ... read more »
Judge Finalizes Ruling Allowing Trial of Defamation Suit Against Bill Cosby
July 19, 2018
A judge finalized his ruling allowing Janice Dickinson's defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby to go to trial, but not the ex-supermodel's allegations against the comedian's former attorney.  ... read more »
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