Maxine Waters

I'm A Brown Woman Who's Breaking Up With The Democratic Party

I realize now that the love has been one-sided.<p>Dear Democratic Party:<p>You were the love of my life. I fell in love early and hard. I have been the kind of party loyalist ― the kind of sappy, soapbox-y, clichéd devotee ― that makes Fox News moonwalk with glee.<p>The first vote I ever cast, at 18, was …

Black Lives Matter

Black conservatives reel after Manigault resigns

WASHINGTON — When the White House senior staff convened Friday for a regular briefing, there was not one black person among the roughly 30 people …

HBCUs

Virginia Democrat Bobby Scott Accused of Sexual Harassment

Former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation fellow previously backed out of a press conference<p>A former fellow with the Congressional Black Caucus …

News

2018 will be the year of women

<b>(CNN) —</b> 2017 has been a turbulent and trying year for women.<p>Beginning with the inauguration of Donald Trump, the year saw an escalation of the Republican Party's attacks on women, including efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, undermine women's legal and reproductive rights and slash essential …

Feminism

Waters Asks Justice to Investigate Opponent’s Forged Letter

GOP challenger tweeted fake letter alleging Waters wants ‘more terrorists’ in district<p>Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is asking the Justice Department …

Politics

Rep. Bobby Scott Accused of Sexual Harassment

Virginia Democratic Rep. Bobby Scott has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who served in his office.<p>Marsheri Reese Everson, an attorney …

U.S. Politics

117 Good Things That Happened in 2017

This year was terrible, but here is a collection of the objectively good things that happened.<p>2017 might’ve been the worst year in modern history. You didn't need us to tell you that. But if you’re holding out hope that things will turn around next year, we have some bad news for you: they won’t. …

Music

Your 2017 Feminist Killjoy Gift Guide!

21 gleeful gift ideas to help you resist, babies. Resist.<p>I remember as last year drew to a close we were all making cutesy 2016 dumpster fire …

Feminism

Black Women ‘Saved America’ From Roy Moore—Now Vote Them Into Office, Say Political Activists

After 98 percent of black women voted to deliver Democratic candidate Doug Jones a near-impossible victory in Tuesday night's Alabama Senate …

Democratic Party

The Woman Tracking All of Trump's Damage, Week by Week

Since Trump's election, Amy Siskind has tracked "eroding norms under the current regime" in the form of a weekly list, which is now 133 items long.<p><i>You Know Who Rules? is Broadly's December interview series highlighting women and non-binary people who accomplished incredible things during the</i> …

Donald Trump

ADVISORY: Hundreds to Protest Today at FCC Headquarters in 'Wake-Up Call' to Save the Internet

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Net Neutrality advocates will protest outside Federal Communications Commission headquarters on Thursday before the agency …

Net Neutrality

Anger is the feminist taboo we need to embrace

Good news, everyone: Merriam-Webster has declared “feminism” its Word of the Year, beating out “complicit” in number of lookups on the dictionary’s …

Feminism

Keep Your Hypocrisy-Stained Hands Off Our President

There is a profound difference between (i) the soap-opera charges now being leveled by some opportunistic women against President Donald Trump and …

Conservative View

Congress advances bill imperiling Iran nuclear deal

The House today passed a bill that could undermine the Iran nuclear deal by complicating civilian aircraft sales to Iran, but its future in the …

Iran

How the Alabama Senate Election Sanctified Black Women Voters

The election of the Democrat Doug Jones to a Senate seat in the Republican stronghold of Alabama has stimulated an appraisal of the black female voter’s political power. Ninety-eight per cent of black women (and ninety-six per cent of black voters over all) chose Jones over his rival, Roy Moore, …

Democratic Party

Congressional roll call: How WNC reps voted

CLOSE<p>As Congress tries to find a compromise for legal protections for the nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, …

Government

Merger mania continues with Disney and Fox

<i>With help from John Hendel, Steven Overly and Margaret Harding McGill</i><p><b>SIREN: MERGER MANIA CONTINUES WITH DISNEY AND FOX:</b> Disney this morning made it official that it intends to purchase a broad swath of film and television businesses from 21st Century Fox in an acquisition valued at $52.4 billion in …

Net Neutrality

Donald Trump Staked His Reputation on Accused Child Molester Roy Moore—and Lost

Against the wishes of his party and his daughter, President Donald Trump enthusiastically endorsed for the United States Senate a man accused by nine …

Elections

Maxine Waters Proves She's The Queen Of Shade In This Tweet About The Alabama Senate Election

Democrats nationwide have been celebrating since one of their own, Doug Jones, was named the new Senator-Elect of a ruby red Alabama. But Rep. Maxine …

Women of Color

We’ve Entered the Age of Dog Whistles for Sexism

We’re a long way from a world where women don’t get called a whore when men are mad at them. Or bitches. Or cunts. Or frigid. Or hysterical. Or any other very specific, gendered insult. That may be one of the reasons that the Kristen Roupenian story “Cat Person,” published this week in <i>The New</i> …

Feminism

2017’s Best And Worst Moments In Leadership

From Mark Zuckerberg ducking the Russian hacking hearing to Maxine Waters “reclaiming her time,” here are some of the best and worst moments in leadership.<p>On the heels of a roller-coaster 2016, we’ve discovered just how far from “normal” current events can be. We’ve learned how vulnerable even the …

Democrats

14 holiday gifts for the miniature feminist in your life

While 2017 has been a dumpster fire of a year, it hasn’t been without its feminist victories. In January, the Women’s March resulted in a global …

Feminism

The Four Congressmen Remaining In Congress Despite Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Four members of Congress, three Democrats and one Republican, have indicated that they will finish out their terms despite facing accusations of …

Blake Farenthold

One brand keeps their clothing conscious by honoring black writers

Graphic tees and shirts emblazoned with a catchy phrase are nothing new. We see them everywhere. From “rosé all day” to Maxine Waters’s now-classic …

T-shirts

2017 was the year late night grew up, and we did too

In an earlier, better time, late night was the place where smart comics got to write mostly meaningless jokes about transitory crap.<p>Ah, what an …

Humor

How Wall Street Silences Women

Among the business sectors largely absent from the current deluge of sexual harassment revelations is the financial services industry, a behemoth …

Sherrod Brown

Terri Sewell Is Getting Some Help

With Doug Jones’ election, she is no longer only Democrat in Ala. delegation<p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When Rep. Terri Sewell joined Democrat Doug Jones on …

Politics

The SAG Awards will feature *only* female presenters, because who run the world?

And the award for the Best Shout-Out to Women and What They Have to Put Up With Daily goes to…the Screen Actors Guild! Along with announcing the 2018 …

SAG Awards

Rep. Maxine Waters' Epic Trump Burn Is Her Greatest Yet

Oh my Lord. Somebody please come get Representative Maxine Waters. She is out here in these streets, straight ethering the President over his support of Roy Moore and I am currently on life support.<p>Swish swish, though?! Who'se been playing Katy Perry in Rep. Waters' office? Let me find out her …

Donald Trump

Emotional reactions to Jones' win over Moore erupt on Twitter

The special election for Alabama's open Senate seat turned into a lightning rod for an America sharply divided over politics and a country coming to terms with issues of pervasive sexual harassment and assault.<p>With the election already in the national spotlight, Democrat Doug Jones' stunning and …

Elections