In her debut, The Three Mothers, author Anna Maliaka Tubbs tells the stories of Berdis Baldwin, Alberta King, and Louise Little—the mothers of James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., and Malcolm X respectively. Tubbs emphasizes that although these men are some of the most recognizable names in the Civil Rights Movement, the movement didn’t start with them.
In the face of a pandemic and attacks on voting rights, Allie Young, an activist and member of Navajo Nation, continues to advocate for her community.In 2020, she founded Protect the Sacred in response to the challenges Navajo Nation faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It was really a grassroots movement and mutual aid efforts, where we weren’t seeing the funding and resources from the federal government,” said Young.
The BE HEARD in the Workplace Act was reintroduced in Congress on Wednesday. The act expands current protections, eliminates the tipped minimum wage, and stops mandatory arbitration.
While the Supreme Court prepares to hear cases about Texas’s abortion ban S.B. 8, activists on the ground are providing support for college students, who are uniquely impacted by the law.
In this Power Talk, Ms.’s Roxy Szal spoke with four reproductive health experts— Power to Decide CEO Dr. Raegan McDonald-Mosley and VP of policy Rachel Fey; PRH’s Jennifer Blasdell; and State Innovation Exchange’s Jennifer Driver—on restrictions to reproductive healthcare and how advocates and lawmakers can protect abortion and contraception access.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are shaping up to be the most women-centered in history, with equal numbers of events for men and women and women making up nearly 49 percent of the total Olympians.
“‘The Olympics is definitely a place where women in sports can shine this year.”
As athletes prepare for the Tokyo Olympics, women Olympians are still fighting for equal pay.
“What we’ve learned, and what we continue to learn, is that there is no level of status – and there’s no accomplishment or power – that will protect you from the clutches of inequity,” said star soccer player Megan Rapinoe.
Every Voice Coalition, founded in December 2016, is a college student-run organization with goals to implement preventative and legislative measures to eliminate sexual violence on college campuses. In order to empower students to tackle policy-related issues, they stress that the legislation is student-written to center the needs of those most directly affected.
Welcome back to Feminist Faves social media roundup! This week, we’re celebrating athletes using their influence to shed light on underrepresented communities, disability advocates calling in able-bodied allies this Disability Pride month, and the beautiful art made during the pandemic.
The treatment of Richardson is a symptom of a much larger problem— even as the weed industry booms and more and more states legalize the drug, racist anti-drug laws are still impacting Black people at a disproportionate rate.