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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.
Jan. 9, 2018

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

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.
March 15, 2018

How CupcakKe’s jaw-droppingly raunchy raps helped make her a legend

CupcakKe’s lyrics and live shows are so sexually explicit they make Lil Wayne sound like Kidz Bop. And her fans — whom she calls “slurpers” — can’t get enough.

‘Careforce One Travelogues’ draws new connections between women’s work, race and class

Labor laws in the United States often don't protect domestic workers, who are mostly women of color.

Compton Mayor Aja Brown is running for Congress against actress Stacey Dash

Rep. Nanette Barragán is also a contender in the race.

This video of Michelle Obama dancing with a little girl is everything you need right now

Obama meets the young girl who stood in awe of her National Portrait Gallery painting.

Larry Nassar’s sentencing hearings showed just how widespread his crimes were

Nassar now faces up to 360 years behind bars.
Jan. 25, 2018

Sex-ed advocates say #MeToo is a good start — but our culture still has a lot to learn about consent

"One of the things that’s missing [from modern sex education] is an emotional intelligence and an empathy," said Andrea Barrica, the creator of an online sex-ed platform.

Serena Williams opens up about the first few months of motherhood in February ‘Vogue’

The tennis great opens up at a time when health issues among black women in the United States have been the subject of increased scrutiny.

2017: The year women’s anger was unleashed

Our rage is where our power lies.

Abortion doulas: The quiet foot soldiers in the fight for reproductive rights

Abortion doulas have become quiet foot soldiers defending people in the war against reproductive rights, supporting people through what can be the most difficult of personal choices.