Tag: Women

North Carolina

North Carolina Driver Faces Hate Crime Charges After Hitting 2 Black Women With Her Car During a Police Reform Protest

Lisa Michelle O’Quinn of Greenville, North Carolina was arrested after hitting two Black women with her car during an otherwise nonviolent protest over the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in April. Elizabeth City has been the site of near-daily protests for weeks, and tensions in the city grew…

Maya Angelou

Poet Maya Angelou and Astronaut Sally Ride Among the 20 Influential Female Leaders to Be Honored on US Quarters Over Next 4 Years

The coins you carry in your pocket are about to experience a huge shift in gender equity and representation. A newly announced government initiative will be commemorating up to 20 different women pioneers on the back of U.S. quarters between 2022 and 2025. Alexa Mikhail of nonprofit newsroom The 19th…

Penn State

Penn State University Bans Gendered, Binary Terms Such as ‘Freshman’ and ‘Upperclassman’

In a move to help support students of all gender identities feel more welcome and be more successful in their studies, officials at Penn State have announced that the school will remove gendered, binary terms such as “freshman” and “upperclassman” from across the university. The terms will be replaced with…

Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade and Women’s Reproductive Rights Now Under Real Threat From Supreme Court

For months, activists and academics have feared that women’s reproductive rights could soon be under attack in the U.S. And it looks like they were right. Following former President Donald Trump’s appointment of three highly conservative judges to the Supreme Court, the nation’s highest legal body has finally decided to…

census

Preliminary 2020 Census Data Suggest Massive Undercount of Minorities Including Latinx and Asian Populations

As more data from the 2020 Census emerges from the federal government, advocacy experts are becoming increasingly alarmed that vast swaths of minority segments, including Asian, Latinx, Black, and Indigenous populations, were severely undercounted during the last survey of the nation’s population conducted under the leadership of former President Donald…