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Walk This Way!

The simple act of walking grew into a movement of 35,000 neighborhood walkers across the country in just two years, thanks to the efforts of Vanessa Garrison and Morgan Dixon, co-founders of GirlTrek.

“Our goal is to get to one million GirlTrekkers by 2018,” says Dixon, whose organization is now 50,000 walkers strong.

“We founded GirlTrek because black women in the United States are facing an unprecedented health crisis, 82 percent of us are over a healthy body weight,” Garrison adds.

“Black women are dying from heart disease, diabetes, stroke, hypertension. It’s a crisis of epic proportions.”

Read Andrea King Collier’s article (below or above) to learn more about GirlTrek.

Fighting Sexual Harassment

Anita Hill’s Historic Voice for Women

Twenty-five years ago, Anita Hill helped to spark more attention to sexual harassment as well as a surge of women seeking political office.

In 1991, the then University of Oklahoma law professor was on the hot seat as she testified about unwanted sexual advances from her former boss, Clarence Thomas, during his Senate confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Hill, now 59, is a University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. She has also used her legal expertise as an attorney in civil rights and employment.

A new generation is learning about Hill’s history-making testimony with the release of HBO’s Confirmation. “Scandal” star Kerry Washington portrays Hill and also serves as co-executive producer. Click here to read more.

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