Dori Maynard, Diversity Champion, Dies at 56

Dori Maynard, Diversity Champion, Dies at 56

Maynard Institute, News Report, David DeBolt, Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Dori J. Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard institute for Journalism Education and longtime champion of diversity in journalism and civic life, died Tuesday at her West Oakland, Calif., home, the Institute announced. She was 56.

Marvel’s Cindy Moon Swings Solo in New Comic Series, ‘Silk’


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Months after debuting in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Cindy Moon, aka “Silk,” makes a silky transition to her own comic book series as Marvel’s newest Asian American superheroine.


Family Secrets Travel With You: A Review of Sandip Roy's Debut Novel 'Don't Let Him Know'


New America Media, Profile, Regina Bediako, Posted: Feb 17, 2015

Sandip Roy’s debut novel Don’t Let Him Know gradually explores the arc of one South Asian family’s experience through a collection of sparkling vignettes.

Confirmation Hearings, the GOP Continued to Drive Black Voters Away


The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Lynch will become the first female African-American attorney general, and head of the Department of Justice, if she passes the panel’s gauntlet and is confirmed.

As Black Transgender Women Continue to Die, It’s Time for a Call to Action


The Root, News Report, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

A new report on violence against transgender people comes as two transgender black women were killed in January.

Chloe Kim Becomes the Youngest Winter X Games Gold Medalist


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Jan 26, 2015

Chloe Kim, 14, became the youngest gold medalist in Winter X Games history, edging seven-time X Games gold medalist Kelly Clark to silver in the women’s snowboard superpipe on Saturday night.


Farmworker Women Speaking Up on Domestic Violence


New America Media, News Feature, Brenda Rincon, Posted: Jan 15, 2015

Workshops for farmworker women are helping to counter misinformation and challenge some internalized attitudes about abuse.

Kamala Harris: Are We Looking at the Next US Sen. From Calif.?


The Root, News Report, Posted: Jan 13, 2015

She’s got a track record for strong races statewide, the potential to raise lots of money and the strong support of the man in the White House.


Left Out of Obama’s Executive Action: Many LGBT Families


New America Media, Op-ed, Maya Rupert, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Some state laws prevent same-sex partners from having legally recognized relationships with their children.


Going Like 60--Thoughts for Women on the Triumph, Tragedy of Aging


Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media , Commentary, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Nov 23, 2014

On turning 60, a reporter reflects on what experts say--especially for women--about defying messages of our age-denying society.

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