Ethiopia’s First Female President

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Ethiopia’s Parliament appointed the country’s first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde in a unanimous decision.┬áPrime Minister Chief of Staff Fitsum Arega tweeted, “In a patriarchal society such as ours, the appointment of a female head of state not only sets the standard for the future but also normalizes women as decision-makers in public life.”┬áPrime Minister Abiy Ahmed filled his cabinet with …

Vanderbilt Ex-Football Player Found Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault Charges

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Photo by Wolfram Burner via Flickr Corey Batey, 22 year old, former Vanderbilt University football player, was found guilty on Friday evening of several counts of sexual assault after graphic picture and video evidence of him and other players raping an incapacitated young woman was presented to the jury. In addition, there was surveillance footage showing them carrying the victim …

Roe vs. Wade and The Black Community

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Last week marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade: a Supreme Court case that granted women the constitutional right to have an abortion within the first three months of pregnancy. Forty-one years later, the ruling enjoys the support of most American adults. According to Pew Researcher, 65% of American adults say they disfavor overruling Roe V. Wade, while 29% …