“Madan Sara” Tells the Story of Haitian Women Both Ordinary and Extraordinary

“Madan Sara” centers Haitian women’s voices, perspectives and even policy recommendations to imagine a future in which Haitian businesswomen no longer operate on the margins.

“To talk about Madan Sara is to talk about Haitian women”—but it is also to talk about pressing issues like structural violence, government failures and resistance to neoliberalism that resonate throughout the Global South.

Women’s Representation: Why Are State Legislatures Still So White and Male?

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: an interview with Zoraya Hightower, the first woman of color on the Burlington, Vt., City Council; new Biden Cabinet nominees confirmed; why state legislatures are still largely white and male; progress toward diversifying all-male boards; and will Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) become the third Black woman in the Senate?

Celebrating Black History: Renaissance Of The Black Press

Black media has long been a staple of Black and immigrant communities that have often had to rely on these newspapers to inform them of stories significant to their communities. But years of economic hardships and a failure to modernize have left many of the newspapers a skeleton of their old selves. Until recently.

This year as America’s Black press celebrates 194 years since the founding of Freedom’s Journal in 1827, the sector is enjoying a renaissance fueled in large part by the murder of several unarmed Black men and women at the hands of police officers and the protests and calls for justice that ensued.