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Equality

Watch This Powerful Trailer Highlight the Supreme Court Case that Paved the Way for Marriage Equality

Fifty-eight years ago, Mildred and Richard Loving married in Washington, D.C., in a ceremony that, in 1958, was illegal because of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924. The act prohibited inter-racial couples from marrying in fear of mixed offspring diluting Virginia's "whiteness." Read More »

Finally: Emoji Will Get Gender Equality

It's 2016, and we live in a world where a person can use tiny illustrations of eggs, avocados, and champagne to make brunch plans and send Read More »

Facebook Set to Hold First 'Women In Product' Conference

On Wednesday, a powerful group of female leaders leaned in together to announce that they would hold Women In Product, a Facebook-sponsored confere Read More »

New Campaign Uses Spice Girls Song to Encourage Viewers to Say What They Really Really Want

As if a Spice Girls reunion tour for the 20-year anniversary was not enough of a thrill (and a throwback) for 2016, a new campaign from Project Everyone highlights some of the many reasons why we love the 90s girl band. Read More »

The 'Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia' Wants to End Racism and Sexism in the Best Way

Ever since the event for Saudi's National Day was held in 2013, Nawal al-Hawsawi — or the "Rosa Parks" of Saudi Arabia — has fought for equality for people across every gender, race, and background, despite death threat Read More »

The United State of Women: Follow MAKERS' Live Social Coverage of the Summit

MAKERS is excited to be attending the United State of Women summit in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. Read More »

How Broadway Breaks Down the Racial Barriers That Hollywood Hasn't

This year on Broadway, a group of black women fought the odds and had their voices heard and stories told on some of the most famous stages in the country. Which is frustrating, because we are talking about America in the year 2016. Read More »

First-Ever Girls' Baseball Team to Compete in 2016 MLB All-Star Classic

Making strides toward gender inclusion in sports, Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to announce the Pawtucket Slaterettes as the first-ever all-girls baseball team to compete in the 2016 MLB All-Star Youth Classic. Read More »

How Does Equal Pay Day Affect You?

By Caroline Ghosn Equal Pay Day is a day that affects every single one of us. Read More »

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