Tag: women power

Meet The First Black Woman To Head DOJ Civil Rights Division

The Senate has confirmed Kristen Clarke as the new head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department. Clarke is the first woman and the first Black woman to fill the role. Her confirmation came on the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, something Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer described as being “particularly poignant and appropriate.”  The approval for the…

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New Superhero Movie Depicts Women as Heroes

By Jessie Tu Even before Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer appear on screen in Netflix’s latest film Thunder Force, I was teary with emotional solidarity. “I’m not a nerd, I’m smart. There’s a difference,” a young Emily Stanton (played by Spencer) shouts at her bullies. Along comes Lydia Berman, (played by McCarthy)– a strong teenager who rescues the vulnerable girl on…