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Watch: Viola Davis accepts SAG award and talks diversity in Hollywood

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, Viola Davis won the title of outstanding lead actress in a drama and gave this great speech on diversity and representation in Hollywood, thanking the creators of How to Get Away With Murder for believing that a “sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned, African-American woman who looks like me.” 

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, Viola Davis won the title of outstanding lead actress in a drama and gave this great speech on diversity and representation in Hollywood, thanking the creators of How to Get ...

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The Feministing Five: Cristina Aguilar

Cristina Aguilar is the Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Organizing and Rights. COLOR is an incredible reproductive justice organization that connects many communities to empower Latina youth through politics, advocacy, and education. We were thrilled to speak with Cristina to learn more about COLOR’s amazing work!

Cristina Aguilar is the Executive Director of Colorado Organization for Latina Organizing and Rights. COLOR is an incredible reproductive justice organization that connects many communities to empower Latina youth through politics, advocacy, and education. ...

(L-R) Synead Nichols & Umaara Elliott, Millions March planners

The Feministing Five: Synead Nichols and Umaara Iynaas Elliot

Last weekend, two young black women activists and artists, Synead Nichols, 23, and Umaara Iynaas Elliot, 19, co-organized New York’s massive Millions March, which was held in response to the recent incidents of racist police violence in both Ferguson and New York.

Last weekend, two young black women activists and artists, Synead Nichols, 23, and Umaara Iynaas Elliot, 19, co-organized New York’s massive Millions March, which was held in response to ...

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Video: Tens of thousands march against police violence in NYC’s Millions March

Here’s an awesome time-lapse video showing the flood of people who came out for the Millions March in New York City on Saturday as part of the national day of resistance to police violence. The protest was initially organized by two young black women, 23-year-old Synead Nichols and 19-year-old Umaara Iynaas Elliott, gaining the support of many organizations and ultimately drawing over 50,000 New Yorkers, by the organizers’ estimate. 

Here’s an awesome time-lapse video showing the flood of people who came out for the Millions March in New York City on Saturday as part of the national day of resistance to police violence. The ...

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The Feministing Five: Tara L. Conley

  As a life-long history nerd, the word “archive” will always cause my ears to perk up. Make that archive a digital repository for online feminism and, well, I’ll pretty much drop everything. Where do I sign up? 

  As a life-long history nerd, the word “archive” will always cause my ears to perk up. Make that archive a digital repository for online feminism and, well, I’ll pretty much drop everything. Where do I sign ...

from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

A song for today: “We who believe in freedom cannot rest”

On days like today, like last Monday, like September 4th, like July 15th of 2013, May 2nd of 2012, and like many, many more, I reach for Sweet Honey in the Rock‘s “Ella’s Song,” a song composed of legendary civil rights leader Ella Baker‘s own words. “We who believe in freedom cannot rest,” Ella said. “We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes,” Sweet Honey sings.

On days like today, like last Monday, like September 4th, ...

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