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- Vernon Jordan, Civil Rights Leader and D.C. Power Broker, Dies at 85
- Vernon E. Jordan Jr., the civil rights leader and Washington power broker whose private counsel was sought in the highest echelons of government and the corporate world, died on Monday at his home in Washington. He was 85.
- Harry Potter’ Video Game to Allow Creation of Transgender Characters: Report
“Hogwarts Legacy,” the upcoming video game based on the “Harry Potter” universe, will allow players to create transgender characters when it’s released in 2022. This type of customization, while not uncommon in the gaming world, is especially interesting for a game based on the enormously successful book series created by J.K. Rowling.
- What to Watch: Women's History Month
- This year, PBS is celebrating the accomplishments and vital contributions of women in history with documentaries and stories that center women's experiences in history. Everyone can enjoy and learn something new from this collection of stories by women and about women.
- Activist and Author Virgie Tovar Discusses Body Positivity, Diet Culture for Body Acceptance Week
Body image activist Virgie Tovar spoke to the importance of an intersectional approach to health and weight discrimination in a guest lecture on Thursday, February 26. In an event organized by NU College Feminists a part of the University’s Body Acceptance Week, Tovar, an expert on weight-based discrimination, discussed the impact of fatphobia on diet culture and body image.
- Rep. Haaland’s Confirmation as Secretary of the Interior Would Be a Step Forward for Racial Justice
- To have an Indigenous woman head the Department of the Interior which oversees the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Bureau of Indian Education is as historic as it is jarring.