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Estonia’s two biggest political parties clinched a deal on Sunday to form a new government to be led by a female prime minister for the first time in the Baltic country’s history.
When she was born, women couldn’t vote. At 103, she watched a Black woman like her become vice president.
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Jan. 20 was a big day for Laura Franklin, and not just because it was her 103rd birthday. Ms. Franklin, who was born a year before American women won the right to vote, got to watch Kamala Harris, a Black woman like her, sworn in as vice president of the United States. “Best birthday ever!” said her daughter, Kathleen Leonard, 68.
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"By expanding the story of Black cuisine and who gets to tell it, For the Culture has the potential to change that, securing our place in the written record.”
Katharine Q. Seelye / The New York Times
Founded a group called COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) and devoted her life to the cause of decriminalizing prostitution, St. James was one of the nation’s most prominent rights advocates for sex workers, devoting her life to the cause of decriminalizing prostitution and destigmatizing its practitioners.
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Haines will be the first woman to serve in the position. She was also among the first Cabinet nominees Biden announced, signaling that he intends for her to serve as the principal leader and public face of the spy agencies.
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“Her win is my win,” said Boston resident Renata Caines. “Some things have been legacies and overlooked because the people in power have been the same people in power. … It’s time for change.”