#FreeBlackMamas Bails Black Mothers From Jail For Mother’s Day

By Victoria Law, Wagingnonviolence.org -

In 1870, abolitionist Julia Ward Howe issued her Mother’s Day proclamation: a call for mothers across the United States to end war. It was five years since the end of the Civil War and the [...]

Black Women’s Labor Market History Reveals Deep-Seated Race And Gender Discrimination

By Nina Banks, Epi.org -

The black woman’s experience in America provides arguably the most overwhelming evidence of the persistent and ongoing drag from gender and race discrimination on the economic fate of workers and [...]

Hundreds Gather For The March For Black Women In D.C.

By Taryn Finley, Huff Post. -

Black activist groups marched on the National Mall and Justice Department in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to raise awareness about the injustices black women face. The march’s goal was [...]

Baltimore’s Girls Are Being Pushed Out Of Schools

By Dr. Khalilah M. Harris, The Real News. -

As the new school year approaches, The Real News Network will continue to explore the intersections of equity, race, and access to opportunities for quality, safe, and supportive public school [...]

Racism Is Literally Killing African-American Mothers

By Jessicah Pierre, Otherwords.org -

At first glance, tennis star Serena Williams and the late activist Erica Garner don’t have much in common. They lived different lives on different ends of the socioeconomic spectrum. But as black [...]

The Hidden History Of Black Nationalist Women’s Political Activism

By Keisha N. Blain, the Conversation -

Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black [...]

Black Women Challenge ‘White Feminism’ of Women’s March

By John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

“Black women’s issues need to be at the forefront in order for this country to move forward,” said Brittany Oliver, founding director of Not Without Black Women (NWBW), to many cheers from the [...]

Why This Temple Student Is Organizing A March For Black Women: ‘They Matter’

By Sofiya Ballin, www.philly.com -

By Sofiya Ballin for Philly.com The message is fitting. It was Malcolm who said: “The most disrespected woman in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black [...]

The Combahee River Collective Statement

By Staff, www.libcom.org -

By Staff of Lib Com - A 1977 statement by a black feminist group which is widely considered a foundational text of the 'intersectional' approach to identity politics, which emphasises multiple, [...]

‘Ain’t I A Woman’ March Highlights The Need For Black Women’s Voices Now

By Taryn Finley, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Taryn Finley for The Huffington Post - Organizers created the event to fill a void they felt was left by January’s Women’s March. More than 1,500 people gathered on Saturday to participate in [...]

Unsung Black Heroines Launched Modern Domestic Workers Movement

By Premilla Nadasen, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Premilla Nadasen for Yes! Magazine - In the late 1990s, household workers around the country began to organize to address the exploitation and abuse in their occupation. These domestic [...]

Two Years After Sandra Bland, Justice For Wakiesha Wilson

By Sikivu Hutchinson, www.thefeministwire.com -

By Sikivu Hutchinson for The Feminist Wire - In July 2015, African American activist Sandra Bland died in police custody after challenging a white officer who stopped her for an alleged lane [...]

Why Are Police So Afraid Of Bold, Black Women Like Korryn Gaines?

By Sonali Kolhatkar, www.truthdig.com -

By Sonali Kolhatkar for Truth Dig - The brutal death of a 23-year-old African-American woman named Korryn Gaines has sparked yet another much-needed conversation in the United States about the [...]

Black Lives Matter Activists March For Safety Of Women

By Alex Garland, www.thedignityvirus.com -

By Alex Garland for The Dignity Virus - Weeks after a lawsuit was filed against Jared Williams, a Tacoma police officer, by 17 year old Monique Tillman, approximately 100 activists marched in [...]

Women Farmers & Land Grabs In Haiti: An Interview

By Beverly Bell, www.otherworldsarepossible.org -

By Beverly Bell for Other Worlds - In Haiti, the majority of the people working the land are women. Not only are they there during planting, weeding and harvesting, but they also play a role in [...]

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