Posts From the monthly archives: "April 2018"
women and gaming

The global gaming industry generated $116 billion in revenues in 2016, and women are helping to drive the sectors growth as consumers.  A recent briefing paper published by Newzoo and Google Play reports that 49 percent of gamers are women.  In fact, 65 percent of women age 10-to-65 play mobile games.  Of this…(Read More)

leaky pipes

By Anita Estell, Esq. This article is our second installment on an earlier article related to “leaky pipes,” and the promotion of women to executive ranks in major US corporations. In this article, we zero in on issues specific to women of color, and special challenges confronting black women. The report, Women in the Workplace…(Read More)

winnie mandela

By Anita Estell In Remembrance: Winnie Mandela – The Best Woman in the World This is the last speech delivered by Winnie Mandela prior to her death. She warns that racism in South Africa is a continued threat and she implores women of color to work and fight for equality. She says, “We must not…(Read More)

By Anita Estell XXTRA TV is where we profile video content relevant to women of color and our children, and which accurately documents cultural, economic, gender and political complexities associated with our unique realities and experiences.  In this issue, we profile Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President of Morehouse School of Medicine, last week’s testimony…(Read More)

2018 Omnibus

Download the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations Bill By Anita Estell, Esq. On March 23, 2018, after the House of Representatives passed the FY18 Omnibus Funding Bill, the Senate approved the bill and sent it to the White House for President Trump’s signature.  After first threatening to veto the bill, the President signed the bill which…(Read More)

Payday Loans

Communities of Color Will Feel the Effects of a Weaker Consumer Financial Protection Bureau In early February, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), led by Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney, dropped a lawsuit against four online installment loan companies for allegedly deceiving consumers and collecting debts that were not legally owed. This move is part of…(Read More)

Dr. Angela Farris Watkins: Reflections on the King Family and Her Work to Educate Children By Lily Cusack, Waverly Colville, Falyn Page and Char’Nese Turner Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. He was 39 years old. Since his…(Read More)