D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and #MeToo movement founder Tarana J. Burke embrace at the fourth annual First Expressions Awards at the Newseum in D.C. on April 4. (Photo by: Shevry Lassiter/The Washington Informer)

#MeToo Founder Honored at First Expressions Awards

WASHINGTON INFORMER — The founder and leader of a social movement against sexual harassment and assault received a prestigious award from a pro-media institute. Tarana J. Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, received the inaugural Power Shift Award at the fourth annual First Expressions Awards sponsored by the Newseum and Freedom Forum Institute in D.C. […read more]


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Limiting Women’s Right to Choose

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I was 20 years old when Roe v. Wade was decided.  A year before the decision, a young woman who lived in my dormitory attempted to abort herself and hemorrhaged so badly that she was hospitalized.  I’ll never forget the blood on the floor Read More

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Onion’s Apology is Not Accepted

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist   In the midst of the Academy Awards drama on Sunday, February 24, one of the Onion’s writers (we don’t know who he is – I doubt a “she” would have stooped so low), described the lovely and talented child Read More