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11-year-old speaks up for the black girls whose stories don't make the front page

<b>(CNN) —</b> Naomi Wadler took the stage at Saturday's March for Our Lives in Washington with one message: Black girls have been left out of the gun violence conversation for too long.<p>"I am here today to acknowledge and represent the African American girls whose stories don't make the front page of …

Women of Color

Critical Thinking Skills Are Necessary In These Not-So-Innocent Times

Fake news, conspiracy theories and world leaders that lie on a daily basis are just a few of the reasons why it is important.<p>Fake news, conspiracy …

BBC game challenges young people to spot "fake news"

<b>Can you separate the fact from the fiction?</b><p>The new interactive BBC iReporter game - aimed at youngsters aged 11 to 18 - gives you the chance to take on the role of a journalist in the BBC newsroom.<p>It is a "choose your own adventure" game, created by Aardman Animations, which challenges you to make …

Fake News

Trump's Long History of Racism

Of course his response to Charlottesville was late and insufficient – this is who he is<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Trump gave a press conference Tuesday during which he …

Rape Culture Is Everywhere Our Children Can See — Watch Your Favorite Movies Prove It

Rape culture is everywhere, but most of the time we don't even notice it. As Senior Editor Liz Plank wrote here back in January, rape culture and …

Feminism

4 Female Artists on Fighting Censorship & Reclaiming Nudes

Though female artists have been reclaiming their bodies via art for sometime now, the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have helped spark a necessary …

Of Course CNN Wheels Out Caitlyn Jenner for Int'l Women's Day, and of Course He Says Something Stupid

Leave it to the “most trusted name in news” to take International Women’s Day and make it mean absolutely nothing.<p>As I wrote earlier today, women are …

It’s True: False News Spreads Faster and Wider. And Humans Are to Blame.

What if the scourge of false news on the internet is not the result of Russian operatives or partisan zealots or computer-controlled bots? What if the main problem is us?<p>People are the principal culprits, according to a new study examining the flow of stories on Twitter. And people, the study’s …

Journalism

Fake News: Lies spread faster on social media than truth does

People are quicker to repeat something that's wrong than something that's true<p>If it seems like fake news is everywhere, that may be because it is.<p>Falsehoods spread like wildfire on social media, getting quicker and longer-lasting pickup than the truth, researchers reported on Thursday.<p>A deep dive …

Social Media

Isn’t It About Time We Stopped Skin-Shaming Celebrity Women?

Lorde certainly doesn’t want your 'advice'...<p><i>From the editors of Marie Claire UK</i><p>Some people suffer from acne, some people don’t – that is a fact of …

Sessions wants to study mental health in school shootings

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The teenager accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to kill 17 people at a Florida high school confessed to carrying out one of the nation's deadliest school shootings and carried extra ammunition in his backpack, according to a sheriff's department report released …

High School

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water - like Cape Town

<b>Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water.</b><p>However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water …

São Paulo

30 Rap Songs That Say Nice Things About Women

For decades, hip-hop has constantly been scrutinized for not being a particularly welcoming space for women. Even Cardi B’s breakthrough success is a …

Where were the plus-size guys at New York Fashion Week: Men’s?

There is an expectation at this point that at several high-profile shows at New York Fashion Week, there will be models whose bodies break the norm. …

Equality Will Come When Every Company Hires One Woman For Every Man, Says 23AndMe CEO

Tech powerhouse and founder of 23AndMe Anna Wojcicki isn’t just thinking about ways to make personalized medicine accessible to the public. She has …

Why we need to call out casual racism

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>We can’t have an honest reckoning about race until we start to recognize all the ways in which privilege and prejudice creep into …

School district pulls 2 classic novels off required reading list, citing racial slurs

<b>MINNEAPOLIS --</b> District officials in Duluth, Minnesota, schools have removed "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from …

Kate Upton Reveals She Was Sexually Harassed and Body Shamed for Years

On the heels of Guess cofounder Paul Marciano denying Kate Upton’s sexual and emotional harassment allegations, the supermodel has pulled back the curtain on her traumatic experiences with the fashion designer. In a new interview with <i>Time</i>, Upton details a 2010 meeting, claiming Marciano grabbed her …