If Democrats want to keep winning, they need to prioritize and act quickly to increase and strengthen the political power of Black people.
Mary Church Terrell, a Black civil rights activist, was left out of history. In her new book, Alison Parker writes of Terrell’s lifelong militancy. In her Aug. 19 nomination acceptance speech, Vice President Kamala Harris stated: “Women like Mary Church Terrell and Mary McCleod Bethune. Fannie Lou Hamer and Diane Nash. Constance Baker Motley and […]
As the historic second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump continues to unfold, District Attorney Fani Willis of Fulton County, Ga., is working to hold the former president accountable in her own jurisdiction.
“I’ve had to double my security. We’ve gotten a lot of comments. And they’re always racist. I don’t think it’s an insult to remind me I’m a Black woman. It’s a waste of their time.”
In this edition: We report on the growing number of hate crimes against Asian Americans, look at a new bill aimed at improving Black maternal health, and provide the latest info on the pandemic and vaccination efforts—including updated guidance on double-masking.
On Monday, several members of the Black Maternal Health Caucus unveiled the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021—a legislative package to address the urgent maternal health crisis in the U.S.
There are very real, concrete steps we can take to put the United States on the path to an anti-racist, equitable health care system where birthing people of all races and ethnicities have what they need for healthy, happy pregnancies and births.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: remembering Claudette Colvin and the delegitimization of Black activism; saluting Black women leaders; barriers that keep women from running for office; ranked-choice voting picks up steam; women leaders better at meeting needs of constituents; women workers are still underpaid; and more.
Amanda Gorman is “exceptional”—but she shouldn’t be. While it may give us hope to elevate one impressive woman to take the stage and applaud ourselves in the name of progress, let’s get to the business of examining our own biases and systems that make us surprised that a young Black woman would excel.
Forward Together, together with The Committee of Interns and Residents and Last Mile, worked to create the guide “We Keep Each Other Safe” to acknowledge the uneven and unsafe structures that Black, Indigenous, Latinx, POC and LGBTQ communities must navigate every day when seeking health care.
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.”