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June 20, 2018

The World Health Organization will no longer categorize transgender people as mentally ill

WHO said the move was, in part, meant to decrease the social stigma associated with being trans.

The number of startups founded by black women has more than doubled since 2016. Here’s why.

Kathryn Finney explains the data behind ProjectDiane 2018.

These women are advocating for their rights in the porn and sex-work industries

They represent a small but powerful sample of people in these invariably intertwined professions who are pushing for equal and human rights.

The R Kelly abuse allegations mirror classic sex trafficking dynamics, expert says. Here’s how.

"People don’t understand the complexity of sex trafficking," a trafficking expert says.

The US birth rate is the lowest in 30 years, but what’s the cause of this downtick?

Women are having children less and increasingly giving birth later in life.
Jan. 9, 2018

It's not a woman's job to have kids

Someone released sexually explicit photos of Teairra Marí online. She deserves better. All women do.

The R&B singer said she hopes women will remain "strong and dignified when they find themselves having to address hateful and juvenile acts by former lovers."

Ahead of Mother’s Day, here are 3 awesome campaigns dedicated to black mothers you need to know

Read up on MamasDay, the National Black Mama’s Bail Out and the MOMMA Act.

‘Blowin’ Up’ highlights a New York courtroom’s progressive approach to human trafficking cases

The film vividly captures the inner workings of a human trafficking court.

Bill Cosby found guilty in sexual assault retrial

The comedian, who was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years for each count.
April 20, 2018

Here’s everything you missed from week two of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial

Cosby's key witness, Marguerite Jackson, testified this week.

Measures defunding teen pregnancy prevention and Planned Parenthood struck down in federal court

Teen pregnancy prevention organizations and Planned Parenthood of Ohio won out over Republican governments in two recent court rulings.

Here’s everything you missed from week one of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial

Testimonies from Andrea Constand, Janice Dickinson and other Cosby accusers.

Cardi B is helping redefine what it means to be a working, pregnant black woman

"She is reproductive justice personified," says Sister Song's executive director.

3 long-term effects the gender pay gap has on women

Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day, the day on which the average woman's annual income finally catches up to what the average white man earned the previous year.
April 9, 2018

Black Mamas Matter Alliance is launching the first National Black Maternal Health Week

The awareness week will be held April 11 to April 17.

Bill Cosby’s retrial: What you need to know ahead of the first high-profile trial in the #MeToo era

Here's how Cosby's retrial will be different from the original.

Black Women’s Blueprint is planning justice ride to Pennsylvania ahead of Bill Cosby’s retrial

Black women activists say society must continue to work toward dismantling rape culture.

‘Barely Adults’ web series chronicles the Great Recession blues of a young, ambitious black woman

Series creator Christine Sanders opens up about the inspiration for her first show.

Meet the women fighting to ensure people of color have a stake in the legal marijuana industry

Cannaclusive, the People's Dispensary and Supernova Women are three organizations doing the work.