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Twin Acts of Depraved Sexual Violence Hit Brooklyn And The Bronx

Twin Acts of Depraved Sexual Violence Hit Brooklyn And The Bronx

CM GIBSON CONDEMNS BRUTAL ACTS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE    Over the weekend, a Bronx couple was charged with running a sex ring out of their apartment and pimping out an underage girl, according to news reports. Police sources said a 14-year-old […]

Jan. 10, 1966: Voting Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer is Murdered | Zinn Education Project

Jan. 10, 1966: Voting Rights Activist Vernon Dahmer is Murdered | Zinn Education Project

On this 50th anniversary of Vernon Dahmer’s murder, everyone should learn and teach about him and the long, brave fight for black voting rights.

by · January 10, 2016 · History, Law, Women
Profile America: Women’s Suffrage

Profile America: Women’s Suffrage

The 19th Amendment enfranchising women was proposed in Congress in June 1919 and became law in August 1920.

by · January 10, 2016 · Profile America, Women

NYC SETS GOAL TO SCREEN, TREAT ALL PREGNANT WOMEN AND NEW MOTHERS FOR MATERNAL DEPRESSION

NYC Health + Hospitals, Maimonides, Greater New York Hospital Association to lead effort   First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery announced that New York City is setting a goal to screen and treat […]

Pregnant Bronx Woman Stabbed in Stomach by Attacker Trying to Steal Baby

A pregnant Bronx woman was stabbed in the stomach by a woman apparently trying to steal her unborn child on Friday afternoon. She and her child were taken for treatment at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. Sadly, the mother lost […]

by · November 24, 2015 · Breaking News, Crime, News, Women
Reshma Saujani, Founder, Girls Who Code

International Women’s Forum Global Event Set to Unite, Ignite and Inspire 800+ Top Women Leaders

Attendees Convene to Address Imminent Solutions for Today’s Most Pressing Global Challenges BOSTON, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The International Women’s Forum (IWF), a global organization comprised of the world’s most dynamic women at the highest levels of professional achievement, will convene in […]

by · October 26, 2015 · News, Technology, Women
Bronx DiVa Talk 2015 Sponsors

Break The Silence! Join B.P. Diaz at Bronx DiVA Talk 2015

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20, 2015  from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz as he breaks the silence with Bronx DiVA Talk. This year’s theme is Break the Silence! “Stop victim blaming!” DiVa Talk examines the effects that domestic […]

by · October 19, 2015 · Crime, News, Women
Today’s Verdict: A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

Today’s Verdict: A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE

FLIP-FLOPPING ON THE ISSUE OF A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE by David Lesch, Esq.   Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in New York City this Thursday.  I happen to be very excited about his visit.  Whenever a Pope arrives in […]

by · September 28, 2015 · Today's Verdict, Women
Abortion: An Emotional Topic: Keep the Facts Accurate

Abortion: An Emotional Topic: Keep the Facts Accurate

I am pro-choice. As a man who believes that all women have the right to make decisions about their body, no legislation should stop a female from making a decision dealing with her body. As a man I have not […]

by · September 20, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics, Women
Transgender symbols used to identify Intersex and transgender people frequently consist of modified gender symbols combining elements from both the male and female symbols. One version, originating from a drawing by Holly Boswell in 1993, depicts a circle with an arrow projecting from the top-right, as per the male symbol, and a cross projecting from the bottom, as per the female symbol, with an additional struck arrow (combining the female cross and male arrow) projecting from the top-left.

Gender and Sexual Identity: To be a Woman or to be a Man

Soon after Caitlin Jenner transitioned to female, The New York Times published a thought provoking column by Elinor Burkett called What Makes a Woman. Ms. Burkett has brought to the forefront many issues regarding what makes a person male or female […]

by · September 2, 2015 · Editorials, LGBT Issues, Women
Women in Comics Exhibition II – Opening Reception August 1st

Women in Comics Exhibition II – Opening Reception August 1st

The Women in Comics NYC International Collective is hosting their 2nd Gallery Exhibition at the Poe Park Visitors Center in the Bronx from August 1st through August 31st. The event will showcase artwork from women working in the comic book […]

Guest Op-Ed: Ending Child Marriages

Guest Op-Ed: Ending Child Marriages

Ending Child Marriages  by Ruby Setara In modern Western cultures, a wedding is a day to be anticipated greatly. You’re going to be with the person that you love, forever! It’s going to be hosted in a nice, clean chapel […]

by · July 26, 2015 · Cultures, Op Ed, Women
Body Awareness Week (Photo credit: Psychcentral.com)

Perfection: The disease of the nation

Perfection: The disease of the nation by Mary Elhakam Bags and bags of makeup on my dresser. Open my drawers and they are empty, all clothes are on my bed. I wake up at 5 am just so I can have […]

Governor Andrew Cuomo, son of Governor Mario Cuomo

“Enough Is Enough” Legislation Set For Cuomo Signature

Governor Cuomo is in New York City to sign his signature “Enough is Enough” Legislation to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses. The bill signing takes place at 12 noon at the New York University School of Law.  Last year, […]

Barnard College To Admit Transgender Women

The New York Times reports that Barnard College will begin accepting transgender women, joining other women’s colleges that have created policies on admitting students who don’t identify with their birth sex. The New York Times: http://goo.gl/qWtj63

by · June 5, 2015 · Education News, Women