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Voting Rights: Turning Back the Clock


"The Progressive South" For years North Carolina has styled itself as the face of the New South aka the Progressive South. In fact, until 2013 North Carolina had some of the best voting laws on the books that provided the greatest number of opportunities for citizens to vote- putting visions of water hoses and reading tests from the woebegone days of the not so distant past. The Progressive Sou...

Equal Pay – Laws of Two Nations

Laws of Two Nations - Equal Pay Bills

Republican Senators have introduced a watered down, toothless bill designed to address the problem of pay equity. S. 875, a six page bill, is deceptively entitled the "Workplace Advancement Act." This bill is but yet another Republican sponsored amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938; an act which stood for 60 years and offered workplace protections for all Americans until it was gutted...

Girls Don’t Cry Wolf


Click here to view Girls Don't Cry Wolf Video I was raised in a small, conservative town where sexism was present, but was not critiqued by peers or adults within the community. Slut shaming and biased dress code regulations were habitual and unquestioned by all during my years in junior high and first half of high school. I not only experienced these pressures in a classroom setting, but als...

Considering Freedom During Black History Month: Our Incomplete Project at Home and Abroad

Branding Slaves - From the Cones Collection

Guest Blog by Brenda E. Stevenson, Ph.D. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” - The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, 1865 It is certainly fitting that during Black History Month 2015, we ...

Black History Month – Whose Story Is Missing?

African American History

Guest Blogger Davida Lindsay-Harewood: It is impossible to teach the true history of the US without including Africans and African Americans.  There were Africans on Columbus’ journey of exploration of the Americas.  Africans were present in the early settlements in Jamestown and other colonies.  Every war this county has fought included people of African descent from the War of Independen...

Religious Freedom Restoration Act – Freedom For Whom?

Separation of Church and State

  I have always been concerned with what I have considered my rights and privileges as both a woman and a United States citizen. In recent years however, I have increasingly seen efforts by both politicians and evangelicals to limit those rights and privileges for all women. When making efforts to place limits on those rights, politicians have increasingly turned to religious dogma to just...

UniteWomen.org Recognizes November as Native American Heritage Month


UniteWomen.org annually celebrates Native Peoples’ culture, traditions, and accomplishments, with a focus on several global concerns, such as: violence against Native Women, environment and climate, indigenous food production, and health care. Native Women have a disparate vulnerability to all forms of violence that exceeds that of any other racial or ethnic people in the United States and world...

Keystone XL Pipeline bill rejected: Indigenous people arrested after chant of joy


After it was announced Tuesday evening, that the Keystone XL Pipeline bill had been rejected by the US Senate - just one vote shy of the needed 60 yes votes - the poignant sound of Native American Indians' joy/relief filled the Senate Chamber. The Rosebud Sioux Tribe (Sicangu Lakota Oyate), whose land would have been transversed by the pipeline, had strongly opposed the pipeline. The Rosebud Si...

Deadly Shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Shooting in Washington Hits Close To Home

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I was surprised at my reaction to one of our UniteWomen.org National Team Members being in lockdown while retrieving her daughter from a school one mile from Marysville Pilchuck High School, near the scene of the fatal shooting in Marysville, Washington today, Friday, Oct 24, 2014. Police say the shooter, who was a student at the school, is included among the dead, having died of a self-inflic...

A Survivor Who Once Said “I would never …”


It started as a push in the heat of an argument. To this day I don’t remember what the argument was about. He apologized immediately and all was forgiven. I had no idea that over the next year things would escalate. How could this happen to me? It was such a gradual process. Day-to-day life was for the most part normal...at first. By the time I realized he was an abuser it was too late - I wa...