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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Dies At Age 87 From Pancreatic Cancer

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, the court said, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America with a presidential election looming. Ginsburg, a champion of […]

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. Firms Urged To Set Targets To Get Black Women In Top Jobs

U.S. business leaders should set targets for recruiting and promoting Black women to tackle a persistent dearth of them in top jobs, a women’s equality group said on Thursday. Black women are just as likely as white men to be interested in becoming top executives, but are held back by discrimination and a lack of […]

Attacks On Aid Workers Reached Record High

Attacks On Aid Workers Reached Record High

Aid workers suffered a record 277 major attacks around the world last year, an independent humanitarian research organisation said on Monday, with healthcare workers responding to crises facing a spike in deadly violence. A total of 483 aid workers were killed, kidnapped, or wounded in 2019, showed data from Humanitarian Outcomes, the highest number since […]

Female Politicians In The United States, Europe Urge Facebook To Protect Women In Politics

Female Politicians In The United States, Europe Urge Facebook To Protect Women In Politics

Facebook Inc must step up and protect women in politics from threats of violence and sexism and hate on its platform, said a letter to the company from female members of the U.S. Congress such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top female politicians from the European Union. Facebook has been heavily criticized for its […]

U.S. Workers Plan Nationwide Strike To Protest Racial Injustice

U.S. Workers Plan Nationwide Strike To Protest Racial Injustice

Fast-food, nursing home, airport and other frontline workers across the United States are planning a mass strike on Monday to protest systemic racism and inadequate protections for Black people against coronavirus. The Strike for Black Lives is expected to draw tens of thousands of workers in over 25 U.S. cities, according to a coalition of […]

‘Treated Like Crap’ – Black Women March For Equality In U.S. Protests

‘Treated Like Crap’ – Black Women March For Equality In U.S. Protests

Lisa Lloyd, a black communications specialist, once discovered a white male coworker whom she had trained was earning $15,000 more than she was at a rental car company where they worked in Maryland. “On paper, I am a senior-level manager with hundreds of subordinates. But when I walk into the office, I am a black […]

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

First-Time Young Black Women Protesters Say They Are ‘Done Being Silent’

U.S. law student Brieana Gillyard was a child when Sean Bell, Eric Garner and other unarmed black men were killed at the hands of police, and she didn’t grasp the potency of their deaths. But with the killing of George Floyd, 46, another unarmed African American, Gillyard is old enough to understand and join a […]

Deported From U.S., 32 Guatemalan Migrants Infected With Coronavirus

Deported From U.S., 32 Guatemalan Migrants Infected With Coronavirus

Thirty-two Guatemalan migrants on a deportation flight from the United States earlier this week have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Central American nation’s health ministry. “One of them tested positive on Monday, 12 yesterday and 19 today,” health ministry spokeswoman Ana Lucia Gudiel told Reuters. Four deportees on a flight in […]

Migrants Raped And Trafficked As U.S. And Mexico Tighten Borders

Migrants Raped And Trafficked As U.S. And Mexico Tighten Borders

Central American migrants are being kidnapped, raped and trafficked in Mexico as they seek to enter the United States amid a migration crackdown, a medical charity said on Tuesday. In Mexico’s Nuevo Laredo city – separated from the United States by the Rio Grande – almost 80% of migrants treated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) […]

U.S. Launches Anti-Violence Effort For Indigenous Women, Girls

U.S. Launches Anti-Violence Effort For Indigenous Women, Girls

U.S. President Donald Trump launched a task force on Tuesday to help protect Native American women and children, calling the rate of violence among indigenous people “heartbreaking.” The task force aims to improve coordination and communication among federal, state and tribal authorities in response to cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and children, the […]

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