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"Unbought and Unbossed" – The Story of Shirley Chisholm

She hired only women in her congressional office, 50% were white. She once said, “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” In 1972, she became the first women to run for the Democratic presidential nomination against George McGovern. She had a diverse base, but knew she would most likely lose. She didn’t do it to win the presidential election. “Chisholm said she ran for the office “in spite of hopeless odds… to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo.”‘

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On this MLK Day, Remember to Honor His Mother

The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”

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June 12: Medgar Evers Dies; Anne Frank Gets a Diary

Fifty-one years ago today, June 12, 1963, Medgar Wiley Evers was shot in the back by a coward with an Enfield 1917 rifle. You can look up his name. He shouldn’t even share the same page as Evers.

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Take a Good Look, Turn up the Sound

According to IOL News, six women lost their lives today, April 7, 2011 in the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire’s capitol, Abidjan, at the hands of forces loyal to the embattled former President, Laurent Gbagbo.  The women were participating in a women-only march demanding the defeated former president leave, stop the civil war that is killing […]

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