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Queen Latifah Promotes Black Women in Filmmaking Through The Queen Collective Initiative

When the American singer and actress Queen Latifah first debuted with her distinctive two-octave vocal range in 1989’s ‘All Hail the Queen’, she was already focused on tackling issues around inclusion. The timeless duet with Monie Love, “Ladies First,” emphasized the value of women in society and has remained a representation of female emancipation. With her Queen Collective initiative, created in collaboration with Procter & Gamble, Flavor Unit Entertainment, and Tribeca Studios, the New Jersey native continues to practice what she has been preaching nearly four decades later.

Germany Announces New Feminist Foreign Policy

The German Government recently announced new feminist policies, which include creating a new position for an ambassador for feminist foreign policy. In accordance with the laws, Germany will advocate guaranteeing that women’s issues are given more attention globally, that women are better represented, and that the significant development funds provided by the nation are more heavily invested in initiatives that address gender inequalities.

Tufts University’s Dean of Graduate Education, Prof. Karen Panetta, Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Tufts University’s Dean of Graduate Education of Tufts School of Engineering, Professor Karen Panetta, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Her election is coming two months after she received honoured with the Distinguished Service Award from the honour society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), in December 2022.

Study Reveals Pregnant Women at Higher Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

A new study to be presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™ — and published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, USA shared how pregnant women with gestational diabetes are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life. Gestational diabetes (LGA) is another common cause of newborns who are too big for their gestational age. LGA infants weigh more than 90% of all infants of the same gestational age. Neonatal LGA babies were likelier to be admitted to the neonatal critical care unit and later develop health issues like Type 2 diabetes and obesity.