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Women In Politics, White House Advocates & Deportation

Women In Politics, White House Advocates & Deportation

A push for women in politics, the women behind the POTUS & cracking down on deportation.

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TTC Extra: Contrasting Policies on Family Planning

TTC Extra: Contrasting Policies on Family Planning

Contrasting policies in Oklahoma and Colorado show the polarization of the country

Women's News

Out $7,000: California Pay Gap for Women Grows
The Mercury News

February 21, 2017  | Read More »

Fresh 2015 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows women’s median weekly earnings in the state running 15 percent below a similar benchmark for the pay of male workers. That gap – roughly equal to a $7,000 annual shortfall – is the widest since 2002.

Iraq: Sunni Women Tell of ISIS Detention, Torture
Human Rights Watch

February 21, 2017  | Read More »

(Baghdad) – Fighters from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) are arbitrarily detaining, ill-treating, torturing, and forcibly marrying Sunni Arab women and girls in areas under their control in Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today. Although accounts of gender-based violence have emerged from areas under ISIS control, these are the first cases against Sunni Arab women in Iraq that Human Rights Watch has been able to document. Researchers interviewed six women in Kirkuk, to which they had escaped from the town of Hawija, 125 kilometers south of Mosul and still under ISIS control. Human Rights Watch and others have extensively documented similar abuses by ISIS fighters against Yezidi women.

For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump
New York Times

February 21, 2017  | Read More »

Since Election Day, for-profit college companies have been on a hot streak. DeVry Education Group’s stock has leapt more than 40 percent. Strayer’s jumped 35 percent and Grand Canyon Education’s more than 28 percent. You do not need an M.B.A. to figure out why. Top officials in Washington who spearheaded a relentless crackdown on the multibillion-dollar industry have been replaced by others who have profited from it.

Women and Minorities Make Gains in Hollywood but Remain Vastly Underrepresented
Los Angeles Times

February 21, 2017  | Read More »

The news is good but not great. Women and minorities have made modest gains in front of and behind the camera but remain significantly underrepresented as leading actors in films, as TV show creators, as writers who sweat out the dialogue — just about every part of the entertainment industry, according to a report to be issued Tuesday by UCLA. The “2017 Hollywood Diversity Report,” set to be released by the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, analyzed 168 theatrical films released in 2015 and more than 1,200 television programs released during the 2014-15 season on broadcast, cable, digital and via syndication.


Blog

One Beakful At A Time

February 21, 2017 One Beakful At A Time

By: Sallie Bingham 

A Native American fable tells of the hummingbird that was able to put out a raging forest fire with one beakful of water at a time. There is guidance here for all of us who are already, after a month of this administration, feeling overwhelmed by noise and perhaps exhausted by the continuing crisis.

No one can take on all these issues at once. The number of petitions to be signed sometimes seems onerous. And yet this is the most important time yet for our participation to increase, rather than lag.

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Women In Politics, White House Advocates & Deportation

February 21, 2017 Women In Politics, White House Advocates & Deportation

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss women pursuing careers in politics, the female faces of the White House and immigration.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Conservative Commentator Dana White, Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Asra Nomani and Republican Strategist Rina Shah.

Click read more to see what they had to say!

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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