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Sunday, May 10th - 9th Annual Mother's Day Tiara 5K

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Mayor Jon Mitchell, left, and attorney Jonathan Silverstein of Kopelman & Paige talk Tuesday in the mayor's office about the casino negotiations that culminated in a Host Community Agreement. COURTESY OF CITY OF NEW BEDFORD

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President Obama’s prospective budget for fiscal year 2016

In review: President Obama’s prospective budget for fiscal year 2016 is getting a lot of attention. Weeding through the mound of pages last night, I found that the President has...

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Dignity by, Valerie Bassett, Executive Director

Photo courtesy of: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2015/03/16/state-rep-slams-billboard-as-offensive-to-women/ You may have seen the electricity billboard on Rte 195 in Fall River showing a woman’s leg, foot in a high heel shoe kicking a light...

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For Immediate Release: Massachusetts’ Gender Wage Gap Not Expected to Close Until 2058

For Immediate Release: Massachusetts’ Gender Wage Gap Not Expected to Close Until 2058 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2015 Contact: The Women’s Fund of Southeastern MA * Valerie Bassett *...

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Women’s Fund Turns 15! #FundingMoreFutures

Women’s Fund Turns 15! ‪#‎FundingMoreFutures‬ 15 years ago, a woman who had been supported by other women through law school as a single parent made a donation, and the Women’s...

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12th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show – YWCA

Tickets are available now for the 12th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show and Silent Auction! Click the link below to reserve your seat at this highlight event and support the...

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Women’s Buzz – Big Gap in College Graduation Rates for Rich and Poor

In a recent video posted by The Wall Street Journal, “Big Gap in College Graduation Rates for Rich and Poor” Melissa Korn is quoted as saying, “The realization is that...

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Black Girls Matter: Pushed-Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected

Black girls are criminalized more than other girls, leading to long term economic and social consequences… Posted on: Thursday February 5th, 2015 from the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign: http://www.otlcampaign.org/blog/2015/01/21/black-girls-matter...

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Happy Belated Birthday to Alice Walker

Happy Belated Birthday to Alice Walker Alice Walker is a Pulitzer Prize-winning, African-American novelist and poet most famous for authoring The Color Purple. #wfsema #YourWFSema #BlackHistoryMonth #CelebrateBlackHistoryMonth

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Child Care Funding: a Critical Component of Women’s Economic Security

Child care assistance and universal pre-K are high on the list of policies that help women, especially low-income women, succeed in school and work. In the last two weeks, two...