Cynthia P

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The Complete Timeline of Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, From 'Iron Man' to 'Infinity War'

Here’s every single thing that happened across the 19 MCU movies to get you ready for “Avengers: Infinity War”<p><b>The beginning of time:</b> The Big Bang …

Why Black Women Are "Dimming Their Light" At Work

Five years into the <i>Lean In</i> era seems like a good time to think about how ambitious women are faring. Practically seen as a series of commandments …

Confronting the Tigers: How Young Parisians Use the Law to Expose Police Abuse

Four police officers in Paris are on trial for assault, in a case that is highlighting the human cost of abusive and discriminatory policing.

Justice

Policy must push gender equality, French minister says

Don't miss<p>Replay<p>LATEST SHOWS<p>FOCUS<p>Training future football champions in Vietnam<p>ENCORE!<p>Guitar Hero: Johnny Marr brings solo work to the stage in Paris<p>THE INTERVIEW<p>Presidential meeting signals 'another chapter' in Franco-Rwandan relations<p>THE DEBATE<p>Macron courts tech giants during Paris summit<p>PEOPLE & …

France

These parents feel like America already has a target on their kids' backs. Giving teachers guns won't help.

<b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> Florida lawmakers celebrated the passage of a school safety bill on Wednesday in response to last month's shooting in Parkland. But the bill left some with a new concern.<p>Parents, civil rights groups and some Democratic lawmakers warn that part of the Marjory Stoneman …

Guns

This International Women’s Day, #PressForProgress For Invisible Women

<b>We are the invisible women, kept on the sidelines by our supposed allies — white women.</b><p><b>By Aparna Rae and Ruchika Tulshyan</b><p>It’s International Women’s …

Florida Teacher Suspended After Telling His Class Not to Date African-Americans ‘Because They Are Not Worth It’

A Florida teacher has been suspended after his school district concluded he repeatedly used the N-word in class, and told his 7th and 8th graders not …

Tracing the roots of misogyny to ancient Greece and Rome with Mary Beard

The classicist Mary Beard opens her book "Women & Power" with a scene out of the Odyssey. Penelope leaves her room to approach the assorted suitors who more or less occupy her mansion, waiting for her to give up on long-lost Odysseus and marry one of them. When she requests they stop singing such …

Feminism

American Airlines employees will now have to undergo anti-racism training

American Airlines is making employees undergo anti-racism training after the NAACP issued a "travel advisory" for the carrier in October.<p>Starting in 2018, everyone at the company will need to complete annual implicit bias training, the company announced Thursday.<p>"We are proud of the diversity and …

American Airlines

Number of DACA Applications Stuck in the Mail Tops 900

More than 900 young immigrants applying for a renewal of temporary work permits had their applications rejected because of mail problems, a number far greater than immigration lawyers had thought earlier this month.<p>The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services acknowledged the significant …

Immigration

Sexual harassment: How it stands around the globe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Any woman, in any country, will most likely be able to relate to this situation:<p>Walking down the street, alone, past a group of guys hanging out with nowhere to go. Her guard goes up, and preparation takes place. Many things could happen when she passes them.<p>It may be the words "hey, …

Sexual Harassment

Is Lena Dunham's ‘hipster racism’ just old-fashioned prejudice?

Last week, the Girls co-creator was accused by a former colleague of ‘hipster racism’. Arwa Mahdawi reports on an unwitting racism deeply embedded in popular culture<p>It is, by now, a familiar cycle. First Lena Dunham, the writer-actor-director best known for creating and starring in HBO’s Girls, …

Feminism

The Unexamined Brutality of the Male Libido

After weeks of continuously unfolding abuse scandals, men have become, quite literally, unbelievable. What any given man might say about gender politics and how he treats women are separate and unrelated phenomena. Liberal or conservative, feminist or chauvinist, woke or benighted, young or old, …

Feminism

Trump Is Quietly Making It Even Harder To Report Sexual Harassment And Discrimination

The White House has been trying to shut women up this whole time.<p>To the droves of women speaking up about sexual harassment and discrimination, the Trump administration’s message is clear: Shut up.<p>Behind the scenes, and mostly through executive orders, the White House is making it harder for women …

Donald Trump

Laura Ingraham is worried that calling out sexual harassment will prevent men from enjoying their jobs

Ingraham: "We have to look at the other side here as well and not make it so sterile and antiseptic a workplace that no one even enjoys the job"<p>From …

'Premier Inn suspended me after sexual harassment complaint'

<b>A chef has said she was suspended from work at a Premier Inn the day after she complained of sexual harassment.</b><p>Martha Hammock, who was the only female chef at her branch of the budget hotel, said her colleague sent her messages with sexual content and innuendo.<p>She told the Victoria Derbyshire …

T.I. Calls Sammy Sosa's Alleged Skin Bleaching a Form of 'Self-Hate'

About eight years ago, ex co-star of the exciting (but fraudulent​) '98 home run chase, Sammy Sosa, showed up to the Latin Grammy Awards looking …

Major League Baseball

Harvey Weinstein is disputing Lupita Nyong'o's account, and Twitter's got ideas about why he's only coming for her

We’ve seen the name Harvey Weinstein in the news quite a bit these past few weeks, after several women publicly shared their stories of sexual …

Man Shuts Down Anti-Abortion Argument By Asking One Question

Writer laid out the dishonesty of pro-life zealots on Twitter<p>The topic of abortion is one of those issues that, like gun control, or where you stand …

Critical Thinking

I Have Been Raped by Far Nicer Men Than You

One night when I was riding home to New York City’s Brooklyn borough on the C train, an older man started smiling, making kissy faces and, …

Trump and Pence’s war on black athletes has nothing to do with sports

Mike Pence’s NFL stunt wasn’t about respect or patriotism. It was a blatant attempt to inflame the racist base<p>Like his boss Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence is a lazy racist. Trump's public demands nothing more because they are easily satisfied by the thought of humiliating black and brown …

The Onerous Tax that White America Puts on Black Wealth

In the United States of America, not all rich people are expected to be grateful for their wealth. The language of gratitude never enters the …

Arches National Park

One of the most scenic and otherworldly parks in the National Park System, Arches National Park contains more than 2,000 known natural arch …

Are There Black 'Queen Bees'?

In many ways, women of color defy the label often given to female bosses considered "catty."<p><i>This article is a response to Olga Khazan’s</i> Atlantic <i>article “Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?”</i><p>In a recent <i>Atlantic</i> article, Olga Khazan examined the finding that the longer a woman has been in the …

Living with Houseplants: Four Years Later in a Brooklyn Apartment

The first time we visited Summer Rayne Oakes in 2013, the wellness author and houseplant enthusiast was living in Brooklyn with more plants than we’d …

The Confederate flag largely disappeared after the Civil War. The fight against civil rights brought it back.

Last week, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu oversaw the removal of four Confederate monuments. It was just the latest chapter in the contentious battle over the official display of Confederate symbols.<p>By now, the debate is familiar. People who favor removal say Confederate icons symbolize white …

Rights & Freedoms

States With Large Black Populations Are Stingier With Government Benefits

Research suggests that states with homogenous populations are more willing to spend on the safety net than those with higher shares of minorities.<p>When he launched his War on Poverty in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson visited Tom Fletcher, an unemployed white Appalachian coal miner who lived in …

Income Inequality

The American dream? Top 20% pulling away from the rest, study finds

Does the American dream exist? Or has the middle class ruined it by hoarding opportunity on a scale that makes even the infamous one-percenters appear harmless and ineffectual?<p>That’s the question economics professor and Brookings Institution fellow Richard Reeves has set out to answer, and his …

Income Inequality

The great American whitelash claims new victims every day

Our times are exceedingly dark. No matter what pundits or politicians – even so-called progressive ones – may say, racism remains a central feature of this society, and this fact isn’t simply about the victimization of black people.<p>Consider Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old freshman from the suburbs of …

Princeton University

The National Interest: What’s Really Wrong With White Teachers? They’re Racist

<i>Editor’s note: Once a month, the National Interest column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational</i> …