Fulton County DA Fani Willis Is Holding Trump Accountable

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.”

Women’s Representation: Saluting Black Women in Politics—Past, Present and Future

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.

The Ms. Q&A: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Opal Tometi on the Fight for Racial Justice

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.”