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 [...]

Why Are Black Girls And Women Dying In Police Custody?

By Tasasha Henderson, www.truth-out.org -

By Tasasha Henderson for Truthout - Gynna McMillen was brought into the Lincoln Village Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, on January 10, 2016, after police were [...]

BYP100 Agenda To Build Black Futures, Economic Justice Plan

By Staff for BYP100. As people across the world celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and take action to reclaim his legacy of radicalism, the Black Youth Project 100 [...]

National Black Women’s Economic Plan Would Better All Workers’ Rights

By Chaumtoli Huq, www.lawatthemargins.com -

By Chaumtoli Huq for Law At The Margins - In all measures, including health, education, and economic security, black women in the United States fare worse than other women, as detailed by the [...]

We Are The Solution: African Women Organize Land & Seed Sovereignty

By Simone Adler and Beverly Bell, www.otherworldsarepossible.org -

By Simone Adler and Beverly Bell for Another World, In the agricultural sphere, development rests in the hands of the women, and their role is being proven repeatedly. We Are the Solution raises [...]

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