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Ericka Huggins and "Black Power Mixtape"

| October 3, 2011

In her interview by author Emily Wilson, Ericka Huggins tells why a recent documentary on the Black Panther Party can help open up a needed conversation on race, gender and class. More »

WMC Congratulates Stacey Tisdale for Winning NABJ National Community Service Award

| July 8, 2011

WMC, GLAAD, & Natl Hispanic Media Coaliton joint FCC action & video/project

March 2, 2011

Black Women Could Swing November’s Vote

Black Women Could Swing November’s Vote

| October 25, 2010

For Democrats to succeed in the midterm elections, the President must convince African American women that he needs them to watch his back—and that he'll look out for them— argues blogger and commentator Debbie Hines. More »

The Right to Choose: Family Lessons

The Right to Choose: Family Lessons

| March 17, 2010

Far from a generational divide, the author, as a young feminist, finds sustenance in the ways the women in her family handled their more limited life choices. More »

Is Wealth a Feminist Issue?

Is Wealth a Feminist Issue?

| March 15, 2010

Better paying jobs aren’t enough to ensure women’s economic stability, according to a new study. For black women and Latinas in particular, a focus on bridging the “wealth gap” rather than the pay gap may make the most sense. More »

Precious Star Claims the Spotlight

Precious Star Claims the Spotlight

| November 5, 2009

With the confidence of a seasoned performer, Gabourey Sidibe portrays a particular character with universal appeal. The movie, based on a Sapphire novel, opens in limited release on Friday. More »

Colorism, Black Women, and Contemporary Representation

| September 25, 2009

Former President Jimmy Carter touched off a media firestorm recently by suggesting that racism explained the extreme rancor of some criticism of President Obama’s health reform plan. The resulting debate, however, didn’t begin to reach the nuance of how attitudes about race are experienced in this country, particularly by black women, as the author explains. More »

September 12th—The Long Day After

September 12th—The Long Day After

| September 14, 2009

The author, a Pakistan-born New Yorker, connects our collective sorrow on 9/11 to what terrorism and its aftermath continue to take away. More »

What the NAACP Means to Me

| July 16, 2009

The author, a social justice activist from the Indian American community, explores the role of the venerable rights organization and the kind of leadership necessary going forward in a multiracial nation. More »