Activists Call for Police Reform in Wake of Justine Damond’s Death

Justine Damond, a 40 year-old Australian woman living in Minneapolis, was shot and killed outside her home by police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a potential assault.

Leaked Video Shows Georgia Police Officer Beating a Homeless Black Woman

The gruesome, nearly two-minute video resulted in an internal investigation by the county police department.

Her Name is Charleena Lyles

Her name is Charleena Lyles. And we must include her name—and those of black women around the country whose lives have been taken by police—in this dialogue for racial justice and for women’s rights.

The System Failed Us All: The Castile Verdict is a Feminist Issue

Reproductive justice, threatened motherhood and violence against women and children all come into play in the complex aftermath of racial profiling and police brutality.

On Trial for Surviving a Hate Crime

A reflection on the intersections between gender, race and reverse victimization.

NEWSFLASH: Muslim African-American Woman Judge Found Dead

Late Wednesday, the body of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam was found in the Hudson River near Manhattan.

An Intersection of America’s Ills

A wellness check with police deputies ended with Renee Davis – 23, five months pregnant, and a single mother of three – dead.

Gender, Class and Incarceration

More and more women with economic and social advantages are attending institutions of higher learning—but women without those advantages increasingly find themselves in penal institutions.

It Could Have Been Me: Korryn Gaines and the Criminalization of Black Women

Every bone in my body tells me that I could have been Korryn Gaines.

Our Policing Problem is Also a Diversity Problem

In order to change police culture, we must improve hiring practices and recruit more women officers and more officers of color.

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