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MAKERS Nominates You: Discover and Share Some of History's Hidden Figures Just in Time for the Oscars

Do you have an untold story? Share it with us on the MAKERS Stories app, then nominate a friend to do the same. #BEBOLD and tell us, #WhatsYourStory? Read More »

These Two Women Are Making History By Being the First to Run a Police Bureau

For the first time ever, two uniformed women will be running a bureau.  Assistant Chief Kim Royster, head of the candidate assessment division and second in command, was said to have replaced a retiring male chief yesterday.  Read More »

Remembering Mildred Dresselhaus: GE Promises to #BalanceTheEquation for Women in STEM

Mildred Dresselhaus, a pioneer in nanoscience, also known as the "Queen of carbon science, passed away February 20. She was 86. Read More »

The Powerful Video You Need to Watch About the Need to Defend Abortion Rights

Before Roe v. Wade was legalized in 1973, women found other ways — that often weren't safe — to have abortions. Read More »

The Female Founders of ShopLatinxBiz Are Using Instagram to Spotlight Afro-Latinxs for Black History Month

Brittany Chávez and Raquel García, co-founders of ShopLatinxBiz, are using their business to celebrate Black History Month in a very personal way. Read More »

12-Year-Old Marley Dias of #1000BlackGirlBooks Is Now Publishing an Activism Guide for Kids

Twelve-year-old Marley Dias, known for her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign, first sparked a movement when social media led readers across the world to participate in her mission to collect 1,000 books with black female protagonists. Read More »

Child Marriage Still Exists: How This NY Assemblywoman Is Pushing for Change

Eighty-four percent of the 3,853 minors married in New York between 2000 and 2010 were minor girls married to adult men. Today, the minimum age to marry in New York is still 14. Read More »

Mayor de Blasio Officially Signs Bill For Free Tampons In NYC Schools, Jails, And Shelters

Last Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio passed a legislation that may very well enact "the largest program of its kind n Read More »

Here's Why "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Receiving Its Highest Ratings Is Important

MAKER Samantha Bee's most recent episode of "Full Frontal" has received its highest ratings for "Live + Same Day delivery among adults 18-34 (334K) and adults 18-49 (766K)," according to Read More »

How This 11-Year-Old Girl Is Changing Prosthetics With Glitter

Eleven-year-old Jordan Reeves has an arm that shoots glitter. Read More »

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