May 12, 2010
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, 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
By Lindsey McCormack
This story was originally published by CityLimits.org.
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
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.