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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Calls for Increased Funding to Combat Hate Crimes

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Calls for Increased Funding to Combat Hate Crimes

While hate crimes have never ceased to exist, their recent escalation in the United States has introduced a long overdue call to action. In an attemp... Read More »

What Would You Look Like On the $10 Bill?

What Would You Look Like On the $10 Bill?

Women currently account for more than half of the United States' population, yet the faces of women are missing from a basic necessity of American cap... Read More »

Sarah Jessica Parker and Others Show Support for Turnaround Arts

Sarah Jessica Parker and Others Show Support for Turnaround Arts

This week, Sarah Jessica Parker paid a visit to Ebbets Field Middle School in Brooklyn, N.Y., in order to help promote the nonprofit organization, Tur... Read More »

Yes Means Yes: Affirmative Consent Is Now Law for New York Colleges

Yes Means Yes: Affirmative Consent Is Now Law for New York Colleges

Major progress geared toward combatting campus sexual assault was made when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that requires all New York un... Read More »

Misty Copeland Makes History After Being Named Principal Dancer

Misty Copeland Makes History After Being Named Principal Dancer

Misty Copeland made history Tuesday when she was named the first African-American female principal dancer in American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history... Read More »

This Place Holds the Most Startups Founded by Women

This Place Holds the Most Startups Founded by Women

Sure, Brooklyn has acquired a reputation for having its share of hipsters, craft brews, and brownstones. But according to a recent finding by CrunchBa... Read More »