Winnie Mandela has died at the age of 81. The longtime wife of South African President Nelson Mandela, she was also known for her political involvement and efforts to combat apartheid, as well as controversial actions that led to convictions for kidnapping and fraud.
When Hillary Clinton was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the first American first lady to ever win a public office seat. She later became the 67th U.S. secretary of state in 2009, serving until 2013. In 2016, she became the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party.
Activist for girls’ education and the world’s youngest Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time since being attacked by Taliban militants in 2012. Now 20, she is attending Oxford and is visiting her home country to meet with its prime minister.
All 22 women in the Senate signed a letter demanding legislation to overhaul the sexual harassment complaint process in Congress, which can drag on for months. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand slammed leaders for stripping measures from a spending bill this week.
Angelina Jolie could lose primary custody of her six kids if she doesn’t give Brad Pitt access. judge ruled it was harmful to the kids and outlined steps Jolie could take, like providing Pitt with the kids’ cell numbers. Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016.
Linda Brown, the child at the center of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case, has died. The case dismantled federal education laws that allowed segregated schools for black and white students, although Brown never got the chance to attend unsegregated school.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake have put their NYC SoHo penthouse on the market for nearly $8 million after buying a $20 million apartment twice the size in Tribeca. The 3-bedroom, 2.6K square-foot apartment has 10-foot ceilings and a private wraparound terrace.