May 12, 2010

Dorothy Height and the Sexism of the Civil Rights Movement

Posted in African Americans, Sexism, women tagged , at 10:54 AM by minoritybrief

By: Paul Delaney, The Root

Please permit a final few words about Dr. Dorothy I. Height before she’s assigned a slot in the Black History Month index. Here are some frank thoughts about her role as a woman of the movement versus a man of the movement.


April 20, 2010

Dorothy Height, Heroine of Civil Rights Era, Is Dead at 98

Posted in African Americans, women at 1:40 PM by minoritybrief

Dorothy Height, who in an 80-year campaign for social justice became the grande dame of the civil rights era and its great unsung heroine, died this morning at the age of 98.


December 21, 2009

Fewer Options For Moms On Medicaid

Posted in Healthcare, women tagged , , at 9:00 AM by minoritybrief

By Lindsey McCormack

This story was originally published by

The Birth Center at Bellevue Hospital was designed for the kind of birth experience that many moms, even the well-connected, find elusive. Labor was to unfold in spacious, comfortable rooms with sweeping views of the East River; midwives would massage women through labor pains; and world-class obstetricians would be at hand to address any complications. All this in a public hospital that primarily serves low-income patients and the uninsured, many of them immigrants. Read on…

August 11, 2009

Congo’s Rape Epidemic Worsens During U.S.-Backed Military Operation

Posted in Africa, Congo, women tagged at 3:17 AM by minoritybrief

The women of the Congo have become weapons of war by enemy soldiers as well as by the soldiers sent to protect them. A Washington Post article details the horrors of widespread, systematic rapes of girls and women in this war-torn country.