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Today in women’s history: Happy birthday Dorothy Height

Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom


Today in women’s history: Edith Nourse Rogers born, sponsored G.I. Bill

Once upon a time there existed moderate, even in certain ways progressive Republicans.


Caregiving matters: International Women’s Day in Los Angeles

The global theme of this year's Mar. 7 annual International Women's Day event was "A Living Wage for Mothers and All Caregivers." 


Today in women's history: Social reformer Lillian Wald born in 1867

Founder of the Henry Street Settlement House in Lower Manhattan, Lillian Wald was born March 10, 1867, in Cincinnati to a family of German Jewish professionals.


Today in women’s history: Barbie is born

Barbie became the figurehead of an extensive and highly lucrative brand of Mattel dolls and accessories.


Remembering women's history: Lucy Parsons died

Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.


Oakland residents celebrate black history with tributes to outstanding women

We Stand on Their Shoulders" was the theme as young and old packed the house Feb. 28 to hear poems, dramatizations and accounts from history.


Today in women’s history: Ding Ling, forgotten Chinese author, remembered

On this date in 1986, the writer Ding Ling, a champion of women's rights, died. Born as Jiang Bingzhi in Linli, Hunan province, China.


Texas unionists ringing doorbells to oust Republican right

These union workers are determined to prevent a takeover of Texas by "the most radical, right wing Republican ticket ever.


Mother arrested while standing and waiting for family

Absurd and humiliating acts of police overreach have become familiar; there are incidents of false arrests, harassment, and use of force against innocent victims by the police daily.

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