Politics

Local Artists Collective Responds to Gender-Based Violence

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the women of SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective) organized a protest action in front of the New York City Indian consulate on Indian Republic Day, as a “response to the horrific violence wrought upon Jyoti Singh Pandey in India, and on women’s bodies everyday around the world.” Eighty people …

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar… About ObamaCare. Landmark Legislation Advances Women’s Health

ObamaCare was signed into law on March 23, 2010, and most of its provisions were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28, 2012. ObamaCare, now a popular name for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), gives 47 million women access to free preventive health services. Over half the women in the United States have …

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Judge blocks New York City large-soda ban, Mayor Bloomberg vows fight

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed on Monday to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down his pioneering ban on large sugary drinks sold by the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other food service businesses just a day before it was to take effect. The judge called the ban “arbitrary and capricious” in an 11th-hour decision …

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Beyonce and Adele to Perform at First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Bash

It’s still a year away, but U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama has booked as early as now two of her most favorite singers for her 50th birthday bash at the White House. Grammy Award winners Adele and Beyonce Knowles have been asked to perform at Mrs. Obama’s A-list private party next year on January 17, with the “Skyfall” singer reportedly already accepting the invitation. “America’s …

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