An attorney by training, Michelle D. Bernard is a social justice journalist, media commentator and political analyst, author, and columnist and is the president of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy where she concentrates on domestic and foreign policy matters. She is an outspoken advocate of women’s rights, racial justice and religious freedom and stands in solidarity with the #Metoo and #SayHerName movements and the Black Lives Matter Network. She provides media commentary on topics as varied as presidential politics, racial and gender justice, and foreign policy issues and has appeared on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher; MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, AM with Joy, and Hardball with Chris Matthews and TV One’s News One Now with Roland Martin and co-created and hosted MSNBC’s education reform special, About Our Children. She is the author of Naming the Sin: Are Churches Helping to Stop Domestic Violence or Enabling It; Moving America Toward Justice: The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-2013; and Women’s Progress: How Women Are Wealthier, Healthier and More Independent Than Ever Before. Additionally, she is the author of numerous opinion editorials and commentaries that have appeared in various publications, including, Roll Call, The 74, The Huffington Post, The Root, and The Washington Post’s She The People. Ms. Bernard holds a B.A. in philosophy and political science from Howard University and a J.D. from The Georgetown University Law Center.
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