Women & Gender

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Stef Renée has spent the last week in Ghana as part of a tour arranged by the Israeli Consulate General! She’ll bring everyone up to speed on her amazing adventure during The MOJO, but in the meantime, please enjoy her recent photos and vlog of the journey.

Thousands converged in Washington, DC on January 14 to participate in National Action Network’s “We Shall Not Be Moved” March on Washington.

The DNC has come and gone, but what–if anything–did it leave behind to benefit Philadelphia’s Black community? If we were paying attention, we saw confirmation that the tools of our victory are within reach. Contained in the might of our Black fist.

This Mother’s Day has stirred up a much different batch of emotions than years past. I miss my mother every day, but now I’m fascinated by how little I may know about the rest of the family.

The Treasury Department has announced that Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew Jackson as the new face of the U.S. $20 bill.

Before any of us raise a bullhorn to defend a celebrity accused of sexual assault, perhaps we should take a long minute to emotionally walk in the victim’s shoes.

A beautifully intricate Google Doodle featured earlier this week was created by Akilah Johnson, an African American 10th grader from Washington, D.C.’s Eastern Senior High School, who won the “Doodle 4 Google” student competition.

We had a capacity crowd for WURD Speaks: Sisters in the Struggle – The Women of the Black Panther Party at the African American Museum in Philadelphia and we have loved all the calls, emails and other accolades letting us know that this was one of your favorite WURD events yet!

Last week, NYC Lens published an in-depth story about the important role women played in the Black Panther Party. The article is a great preview of WURD Speaks: Sisters in the Struggle – The Women of the Black Panther Party. Get your tickets today!

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