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  • Full text of McAuliffe's SWaM executive order

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's Executive Order 20, meant to send more contracts toward small, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, is a good deal longer and more detailed than the high points I've tried to cover here. It's pasted below. If you've got some...
  • Male Teachers Needed In Primary Grades

    Often, when we think about the fields of elementary education, early childhood education, special education and even English, we tend to think about them as being female-dominated. Having a specific gender committed to these professions is wonderful,...
  • Chan Lowe: Vladimir Putin's black box

    Chan Lowe: Vladimir Putin's black box
    Students of history will find eerie parallels between what is going on in Ukraine today and events in Central Europe in the late 1930s.   In both cases, powerful dictators bent on territorial aggrandizement exploited ethnic minorities who found...
  • Tony Dungy releases statement clarifying his Michael Sam comments

    Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, who said earlier this week that he "wouldn't want to deal with drafting Michael Sam," the NFL's first openly gay player, has released a statement clarifying his comments, which had drawn a great deal of...
  • Ann Murray, Felicia Brunson debate Murray's use of n-word

    Ann Murray, Felicia Brunson debate Murray's use of n-word
    Ann Murray and Felicia Brunson answered questions Monday about Murray’s use of the n-word, the racial epithet described by the website Dictonary.com as “now probably the most offensive word in English.” Murray is a member of the...
  • Dungy statement attempts to clarify Sam comments

    A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context. Dungy said Tuesday that Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL....
  • Fight against domestic violence stalls in patriarchal Turkey

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave. She says she has reason to be...
  • LGBT Characters Lacking in Studio Films, Study Finds

    After undertaking its Studio Responsibility Index (SRI) for the second year to exam the quantity and quality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representation in mainstream Hollywood, nonprofit organization GLAAD has determined that the 2013...
  • Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass

    Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies. This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...
  • Obama signs order banning LGBT discrimination by federal contractors

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and prohibiting discrimination against federal workers who identify as transgender. "In too many states and in too many...
  • Protecting all crime victims

    Protecting all crime victims
    City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts set an example for his fellow officers when he met recently with Baltimore's transgender community to discuss the murder of a 26-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a Northwest Baltimore alley last...