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1967 – Jayne Mansfield is killed when her car runs under the rear end of a tractor trailer.  Since then, all trailers have a DOT bar at the rear to keep cars from going under them. 1982 – Seven people die when Tylenol packaging is tampered with.  Since…
Today is the day we commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920.  This amendment prohibits the government from denying citizens of the United States the right to vote on the basis of their sex.  Representative Bella Abzug…
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NEW YORK -  A new study into the representation of women in media says news organizations should do more to include female perspectives.    The first step to achieving that equity is for journalists to acknowledge that imbalance exists in newsrooms and…
A shield. A ghoul. A great decision. A survivor. A misad­venture. A clear structure. A checkered career. Doctrinal chaos. A grand unified theory. Crucial. Alive and kicking. On life support. All have been used to describe the Lemon Test, the…
This is how the sports world failed when three Black women needed help. Sha’Carri Richardson, Brianna McNeal and Naomi Osaka were barred from competition or fined after choosing how to handle their health. Experts say the system isn’t built for them.…
During PRIDE month, I’ve taken several opportunities to post on my social media about God’s love for the LBGTQIA+ community. I’ve spoken about his unconditional love for us all and the need for affirming churches where gay Christians can freely worship.…
As 2020’s elections continue, there may be millions who mistrust American democracy. BY STEVEN ROSENFELD | DECEMBER 29, 2020 This article was produced by Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Angela Clark-Smith, a lawyer, started…
I must admit the first time an appeal to sign a petition for the second impeachment of Trump arrived in my email, I decided not to bother. My thinking was (a) he had lost the election; (b) there was only a short time before he would be gone; and (c)…
I began this article after doing my civic duty and voting early! This year’s election campaign has been unusually contentious in a divided country, but I have been uplifted by the unprecedented early voting numbers -- over 70 million votes so far;…
“Our Lives Begin To End The Day We Become Silent About The Things That Matters” (MLK) A famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Our lives matter only when we’re actively involved in the things that matter. In this November presidential election will…
Trump has said he will nominate a replacement for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court this week, adding that it may be a woman. As offensive as the whole idea of this action is so close to the election, it is sickening to think who that…