Category Equality

Watch Full Speech: President Obama’s Ohio Speech on the Economy

Read Transcript here. President Obama delivered remarks on the economy and middle-class at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., on July 24, 2013.

Justice for Trayvon Protesters Seek Legal Justice and Stop to Racial Profiling of Blacks in America #JusticeforTrayvon

Watch the fiery debate of Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker, David Webb of NYC Tea Party & Clinton Yates of Washington Post. “Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP, tells Candy why the case struck a cord with members of the black community.”- CNN“Attorney General Eric Holder says the killing of Trayvon Martin […]

The High Price of Gold – D.R. Congo – The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC

The harrowing plight of women and children in the Eastern DRC is exposed in this powerful short doc. Driven from their land, they work in mines as slaves in a desperate bid to protect themselves from rape. “They came into houses and raped and killed children. They raped my two-year-old daughter,” recounts Irene, who is […]

Sadly, Christian Religious Law and Muslim Shariah Law Use Same Tactics to Limit Rights and Freedom

   In the same manner that some Muslim lawmakers abroad use Shariah Law to limit rights and freedom of their citizens with extreme interpretations of the laws, American Christian congressional Republicans, Tea Party, and some Democratic members do the same, but with Christian Law. “Tennessee, Louisiana and Arizona have passed laws banning judges from consulting […]

Photos From DOMA and Prop8 Protest at Supreme Court

A collection of photos from in front of the Supreme Court, where DOMA and Prop8 are being considered. Hopefully, these laws will be overturned and gay marriage made legal, everyone should be able to marry who they love.  Support equality in the law! Read more: Supreme Court must strike down DOMA and Prop8  – Join Repeal DOMA. […]

Does the U.S. Government Really ‘Support the Troops?’ #EndTheVABacklog

“They are a new generation of activists that are traveling from Main Street USA to the hallowed halls of Congress to make their voices heard. And this time, they’ve got the Internet, over 200,000 IAVA members, and every American they’ve touched behind them. They landed in Washington with their passion and their love for country […]

TED Talks: Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school

Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community. […]

‘Drones for America!’ – Op-Docs (Satire)

In this animated satire, a former K.G.B. agent welcomes a future in which Americans live under the watchful eyes of drones. Related article: http://nyti.ms/Xpf2xg Please visit http://nyti.ms/VCJs29 in order to embed this video Watch more videos at http://nytimes.com/video Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/nytimesvideo — Follow Blogger Cynthia Yildirim on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Stumbleupon, Pinterest, or check […]

Short Documentary “Nation on Trial” on India’s Rape Crisis and Protective Activism

As India continues its painful soul-searching over its society’s treatment of women, this report cuts to the heart of the issue. We explore Delhi’s underbelly, where frequent and brutal attacks go unpunished. Jyoti was a diligent student with hopes of a career in physiotherapy. She had a boyfriend and a loving family. Now they’re devastated. […]

Happy International Women’s Day 2013!

From China to Costa Rica, from Mali to Malaysia, acclaimed singers and musicians, women and men, have come together to spread a message of unity and solidarity: We are “One Woman”. Launching on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013, the song is a rallying cry that inspires listeners to join the drive for women’s rights […]