Four San Jose State University students have been charged with misdemeanor hate-crime and battery for committing hate crimes against their 17 year-old black roommate.
Last week, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division rejected a lower Family Court’s ruling that a woman’s decision to move across the country while pregnant was tantamount to “appropriation of the child while in utero”and therefore could bar her custody case from being heard in her new location.
“We have issued these charges because we believe the evidence will show that self-defense was not warranted.”
For many victims of domestic violence, whether their abusive partner has a gun or not is a question of life or death.
A restrictive voter identification law took effect in Texas yesterday – the same day that early voting for the state’s November 5 elections began – despite an ongoing lawsuit by the Department of Justice to stop it.
For the first time in 40 years, a majority of public school students throughout the Southern and Western United States are low-income.
Worldwide Breastfeeding Week ends today. Here’s a roundup of resources and personal stories that came out of the celebration.
Ultimately, if we really all are created in God’s image and equal in his eyes, all must be equal in representing him as faithful servants in his church—whichever that may be.
We stand with Marissa Alexander and support a broad repeal of Stand Your Ground laws in this country.
By Eleanor Smeal I was distraught to learn last night of the unexpected death of Richard Estrada Chavez, the life partner of my dear friend Dolores Huerta, who serves on the Feminist Majority Foundation board of directors. Richard was the younger brother of Cesar Chavez, who cofounded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Dolores. Richard […]
I will never forget the day in 1981 that I asked Betty Ford to be an honorary co-chair with Alan Alda of the Equal Rights Amendment Countdown Campaign. I thought it would be a long, involved process. But she said almost immediately that she would be honored to do so. At the time Betty Ford, […]
On Earth Day, it’s not uncommon to see “Go Green” posters and signs around town, but it feels like more and more we are seeing this slogan in stores, with “green” products or all kinds being sold everywhere you look. Consumerism-masked-as-environmentalism seems to be at an all-time high, where the word green is no longer […]
The Military Leadership Diversity Commission announced plans to recommend that the Pentagon change its policies to allow women in combat. The Commission, established by Congress in 2009, is comprised of senior retired and active military officers. Members of the Commission stated that the report will be given to Congress and the White House by March. […]