NIH finally makes good with Henrietta Lacks’ family — and it’s about time, ethicist says

Art Caplan, Ph.D., Contributor
August 9, 2013

Cells taken from Henrietta Lacks, shown in the 1940s, eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments. But neither she nor her family gave consent Over the past six decades, huge medical advances have sprung from the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a poor, African-American mother of five who died... Read more »

‘NewsHour’ Appoints First Female Anchor Team

Courtesy of the New York Times
August 8, 2013

  PBS said that Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff would take over as co-anchors of the “NewsHour” in September. By BRIAN STELTER The PBS “NewsHour,” which was co-anchored for decades by the two men who created it, will soon be co-anchored by two women. PBS announced on Tuesday that Gwen... Read more »

Crossing the Finish Line: Favored VAWA Version Reauthorized

By Marnie Zodessy, Asst. Editor/Staff Writer
April 30, 2013

On February 28, 2013, after nearly a year and a half of delay, uncertainty and party division, the United States Congress voted to reauthorize and submit an updated Violence Against Women Act bill and it was signed by President Obama. The activities and events leading up to this final decision were... Read more »

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April 18, 2013

White House conference on women and girls.

Executive privilege: Marissa Mayer’s HR decisions at Yahoo

By Karen Gaskin, Boston Globe
April 13, 2013

  When the Yahoo CEO banned working from home in February, outrage followed. Yet when a middle-aged male CEO made a similar decision in March, there was barely a whimper WHEN YAHOO CEO MARISSA MAYER banned working from home in February, outrage followed. Yet when Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly, a middle-aged... Read more »

Examining the Supreme Court’s Decision to Ban Mandatory Life without Parole for Juveniles

Erin Frost, Senior Editor
March 2, 2013

Examining the Supreme Court’s Decision to Ban Mandatory Life without Parole for Juveniles By Erin Frost The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision banning mandatory life without parole for juvenile criminals has certainly prompted reactions from millions. The ruling which came to fruition on June... Read more »

February 11, 2013

Black history video

Sarah Palin now a free agent

January 30, 2013

Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a free agent. Now that her deal with Fox News Channel is done, the prominent conservative is free to seek out the next big thing. Based on her comments to Breitbart news, it seems clear that she has her mind set on going to another mainstream news outlet. I... Read more »

July 22, 2012

Marian Wright Edelman

White House Forum on Women and Girls

April 18, 2012

In the opening session of the White House Forum on Women and the Economy, Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe moderates a panel discussion with Director of the National Economic Council Gene Sperling; Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Karen Mills; CEO of Deloitte Joe Echevarria;... Read more »

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