Tarana Burke is the founding member of the Me Too Movement, a social movement against sexual violence and sexual assault. Born in a working-class family in the Bronx, Burke was sexually assaulted during her childhood and teenage years. Her experiences motivated her to work toward uplifting women of color.
Starting a college chapter with your friends may sound intimidating but trust me, it’s a lot easier than you think. In fact, it’s an intriguing experience that helps you collaborate with others, manage time efficiently, and can lead to lifelong friendships.
Local and state elections are always happening, but they are not covered by the media as much as presidential elections are.
Content warning: Sexual assault
The rates of sexual violence are increasing every year, especially during states of emergency like the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many times, a number of these unfortunate incidences are unreported.
The number of women who are the breadwinner in their households is increasing tremendously in the United States. At present, women represent over 60% of the workforce in the country. When women become pregnant at some point during their employment, they should have access to a supportive work environment where they do not have to risk between their health and job.
Judge Constance Baker Motley changed the course of history forever. In addition to serving in many positions and championing justice and equality throughout her life, she made many legal landmarks possible. Learn more about Judge Motley’s life and phenomenal contributions below.
The Local Politics 101 blog series zeroes in on the role of several local and state-level elected officials, including mayors and governors. These officials have a substantial impact on our lives. Voting for local and state-level candidates means getting a step closer to addressing or resolving important issues. Learn more about what state attorneys general are, what they do, and how you can become one.
In more than a six decade-long phenomenal career, Anna Arnold Hedgeman was a civil rights activist, educator, and writer, but most profoundly, a lifelong advocate for justice and equality. Anna Arnold Hedgeman was the only woman on the executive committee for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, a crucial part of the civil rights movement.
Black women are the fabric of America and have helped shape history in countless ways. Judge Jane Bolin is an unforgettable name when we talk about those extraordinary Black women. Continue reading to learn about Judge Jane Bolin, a hero who broke glass ceilings in her field.
Along with the Vice President and the heads of fifteen executive departments in the Cabinet, there are additional Cabinet-level positions as well. Cabinet-level positions can vary with each president.