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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 »

The Abortion Rate in the US Has Hit a Historic Low

The abortion rate in the United States has fallen to its lowest level since the 1973 Roe v. Read More »

Catherine Cortez Masto Is Sworn in as First-Ever Latina US Senator

Despite the barriers faced by women in politics, many have continued to prove that nothing will stop or discourage the Read More »

Peggy Whitson Just Became the Oldest Female Astronaut in Space

Over the weekend, 56-year-old Peggy Whitson of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) officially became the oldest female astronaut to travel in space, after arriving at the International Space Station on what is now her third mission. Read More »

These Women Waited 96 Years to Vote for a Female President

This year's election is, if nothing else, historic. And with a long, drawn out campaign season, many of us are just counting down the days until we can find out who will be the next president of the United States. Read More »

It's Official! Jessie Graff Is America's First Female "Ninja Warrior" to Complete Stage 1

"Jessie [Graff]'s going with the green superhero outfit and she'll need to be super human. No woman has finished stage 1 and this course has been brutal tonight, taking out some of the very best," the male announcer said as he introduced her at the "American Ninja Warrior" National Finals. Read More »

A New Discovery: Women Held Rank in America's "First City"

Let's take it back a few centuries to 1,000 and 1,200 AD where North America's so-called "first city" once thrived. At that time, the now burial mound of Cahokia in Missouri was thought to be a civilization solely run by men. Read More »

A Brief History of British Women in Comedy

With August 2016’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe picking up pace and Sandi Toksvig’s MAKERS video debuting on this site, there’s no better time to talk about women in comedy. Read More »

Get to Know the USA Women's Sevens Rugby Squad

Ground-breaking history continues, as women's rugby will be played for the first time at the 2016 Olympics. USA Rugby announced the 12 athletes who will represent Team USA: Read More »

This Woman Was the Only Signer of the Declaration of Sentiments Who Lived to See Women Vote

On July 20, 1848, the Seneca Falls Convention, known as the country's first women's rights convention, produced the Declaration of Sentiments — largely considered one of America's most important documents advocating women's suffrage. Read More »

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