Women

Lois Bronz

Lois Bronz, 90, A Westchester Pioneer Passes

County Executive George Latimer said, “Westchester lost a true friend in Lois Bronz.”

by · February 15, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News, Obituary, Women
Rosa Parks, civil rights activist.

Profile America: Rosa Parks, American Hero

Sunday, February 4th. Adding poignancy to Black History Month, today marks the birthday in 1913 of Rosa Parks, a community activist who became a symbol of the fight for civil equality. Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her […]

by · February 4, 2018 · History, Profile America, Women
Urban Resource Institute Opens New Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in the

Urban Resource Institute Opens New Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in the

Urban Resource Institute Opens New Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter in the Bronx Open Arms residence will provide 50 additional beds for families in need of emergency shelter while escaping domestic violence New York, NY –  Urban Resource Institute (URI), a leading […]

by · February 4, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Women
Photo credit: PBS.org

Profile America: Women’s Suffrage

Wednesday, January 10th. Legislation to grant women the right to vote was first introduced on this date in 1878 when a California senator proposed the necessary constitutional amendment. It was buried in committee for years and defeated when finally put […]

by · January 10, 2018 · Profile America, Voting Rights, Women
Profile America: First Coed College – Oberlin College

Profile America: First Coed College – Oberlin College

Friday, December 29th. Colleges and universities with both male and female students are the norm today. But in 1833, only a few women went to college and the idea of coed classes was a social innovation. In December that year, […]

by · December 30, 2017 · History, Profile America, Women
Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Women Pols Demand Council Speaker Candidates Commit to ’21 in ’21’

Letter Sent to Every Candidate for City Council Speaker Demanding Commitment to Gender Parity on City Council in 2021 In a letter to each of the, all-male, candidates currently running for City Council speaker, Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Margaret […]

by · December 23, 2017 · Government, News, Politics, Women
Op-Ed: Domestic Violence Is Everybody’s Business

Op-Ed: Domestic Violence Is Everybody’s Business

by · November 4, 2017 · Domestic Violence, Op Ed, Women
“An Ode to Latinas, Black Women, & Sisterhood” a Mini-Retreat at La Finca Del Sur – October 28

“An Ode to Latinas, Black Women, & Sisterhood” a Mini-Retreat at La Finca Del Sur – October 28

by · October 24, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Women
The Many Faces of Domestic Violence Workshop – October 19

The Many Faces of Domestic Violence Workshop – October 19

by · October 18, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Women
The First Woman US Senator

The First Woman US Senator

The first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate, was 87-year-old Rebecca Felton of Carterville, Georgia. She was appointed by the governor to the seat vacated by the death of Senator Thomas Watson.

by · October 4, 2017 · History, Profile America, Women
Bronx Girls Empowerment Day, October

Bronx Girls Empowerment Day, October

NYPD Female Officers & Bronx Girls Empowerment Day!!!!

Democratic District Leader Marjorie Velázquez, candidate for the 13th City Council District.

Women of City Government Endorse Marjorie Velázquez in 13th District Race

Women of City Government Endorse Marjorie Velázquez in 13th District Race Bronx community board 10 Treasurer and community advocate Velázquez earns endorsement of Manhattan BP and 9 women in Council, including Speaker Mark-Viverito and Women’s Caucus co-chairs Rosenthal and Crowley; […]

The outside of the newly opened seven-story, 75,000-square-foot Planned Parenthood headquarters off Gulf Freeway Thursday, May 20, 2010, in Houston.

The Planned Parenthood at 4600 Gulf Freeway is to serve as the mothership for 10 health centers in southeast Texas and two more in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The new Houston facility in what is called Prevention Park expands access to health care in the region with a family planning health center, a surgical center and administrative headquarters.  ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

Planned Parenthood praises new IDC legislation to shield Title X money in New York State used for vital women’s health services

Planned Parenthood praises new IDC legislation to shield Title X money in New York State used for vital women’s health services Albany, NY — Members of the Independent Democratic Conference today introduced legislation to protect funding on a state level […]

by · May 30, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Women
Truman’s Pearl Fletcher goes for pin during 112lb. championship match against Cardozo’s Nian Chen, during the Welcome Wolverine Tournament at the Bronx High School of Science in the Bronx, on Saturday April 8, 2017. (Photo credit: Robert Cole)

Truman Girls Sweep ‘Beat The Streets’ Wrestling Tourney

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Chloe Cabrera was introduced on a hot day in the middle of Times Square in midtown. The 15-year old was on a mat  late Wednesday afternoon and in the spotlight representing Truman High School as the […]

by · May 19, 2017 · Sports, Women, Youth and Children
Mother’s Day 2017

Mother’s Day 2017

  Sunday, May 14 — Today is Mother’s Day — one of the nation’s most revered national observances, with meaning beyond flowers, cards and brunches. The idea started in 1908 with Anna Jarvis of West Virginia to honor her deceased mother […]