President Obama’s directive to delay inquiries into criminal records could move the government closer to outlawing disclosure of past felonies as a prerequisite for employment.
The strike at a Texas immigrant detention facility has swelled to almost 500 since last Wednesday, according to Grassroots Leadership, an organization that forms part of a larger umbrella group known as Texans United for Families.
It is not enough for Black women to use our votes to elect people who promise to include our issues in their platforms. In the future, as leaders in reproductive health-care policy debates, we will hold them accountable for their actions.
On Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman speaks with Larry Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress, and Gyasi Ross, author, speaker, and member of the Blackfeet Nation, to discuss the Million Man March, this year themed “Justice or Else!” as well as the call to change Columbus Day into a day honoring Native Americans.
Earlier this week, award-winning journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault spoke with Raj Chetty, a visiting professor at Harvard University, about the negative outcomes of living in an under-resourced neighborhood. The interview was conducted as part of a new PBS NewsHour series, called Race Matters, that will “feature experts on race relations and their proposals for how to address race-fueled issues.”
SisterSong and our partners and allies are committed to trusting Black women, telling the truth about our lives, and demanding that decision makers either stand with us or get out of the way.
The plight of the Black community, in Baltimore and elsewhere, should not overshadow the vibrancy and resilience of Black people.
Anti-choicers wield misattributed and often outright false quotes about Sanger as weapons to shame Black women for exercising their right to choose, and even more nonsensically, to shame them for supporting Planned Parenthood.
This weekend I won’t be enjoying a lazy summer day at home. I’ll be participating in United We Fight with thousands of people to uphold my commitment to this movement for Black lives. It’s been a year since the Ferguson Uprising, and I’m woke.
In the media, Sandra Bland’s views and political beliefs have been overshadowed by the one police encounter that ended in her death, and by her alleged suicide. We have not been given a rounded view of who she really was, which can be found, among other places, in the 29 #SandySpeaks videos she left behind.