In Illinois, there are no phases for inmates. There is indefinite lockdown. Inmates are not receiving proper medical attention and the system denies their mothers information about their children’s existing symptoms or whether or not they might survive.
The National Black Justice Coalition and Cartoon Network partnered to release a comic strip about pronouns and respect.
“I wish I had seen this sort of thing as a kid. I definitely would have come out sooner than I did. I’m glad that this generation of kids are learning these things.”
In a historic move to combat systemic racism, Massachusetts lawmakers have passed Bill H.4818, “An Act to Reduce Racial Inequities in Maternal Health.”
Signed by Governor Charlie Baker on January 13, 2021, the bill creates a legislative committee that will examine the racial inequities plaguing Massachusetts’ maternal health system.
Many of the women President Biden has nominated into various federal positions in his record-breaking administration have yet to be confirmed—including the three women Biden has picked to lead core elements of the Department of Justice: Kristen Clarke, Vanita Gupta and Lisa Monaco.
If Democrats want to keep winning, they need to prioritize and act quickly to increase and strengthen the political power of Black people.
Opal Tometi co-founded Black Lives Matter in 2013 alongside activists Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors.
“It should be no real surprise to people that Black Lives Matter was founded by three women. However, I find often people are surprised to learn that. The fact is that Black women and women, period, are oftentimes key architects of social movements.”
Donald Trump is first president to be impeached twice; U.S. federally executes first woman since 1953; Dominican Republic bans child marriage; Democrats Warnock and Ossoff shift Senate balance; Pelosi introduces gender neutral language in House; all 140,000 jobs lost in December were women’s; first VA named after a female veteran; and more!
Actions have consequences. This foundational tenet is one parents strive to teach their children in hopes that they grow up to be responsible, caring adults.
The last four years of the Trump presidency—along with the politicians who have enabled him—have made it increasingly difficult for me to impart this to my son.
“We’ve certainly seen that Black women are among the most effective and sophisticated political actors on the scene right now, across the country,” Andrea Young, executive director of ACLU of Georgia, told Ms.
In a year defined by unprecedented political and social tension, coupled with inequality exacerbated by COVID-19, it’s even more important that we take joy in the little things.
That’s why we’ve compiled some of our favorite posters spotted at protests this year. They represent the best in our ever-evolving society: resilience, empathy, courage and hope.