The American Civil Liberties Union accuses Scott County, Mississippi, officials of maintaining policies that allow poor defendants to sit in jail without either an attorney or a formal indictment.
As we acknowledge the passage of Hyde 38 years ago this month, it is important to look at how the amendment helped to usher in a wave of anti-choice legislation that has the most detrimental impacts on poor communities of color—especially in states like Mississippi.
Eric Holder’s resignation comes as the Justice Department ramps up efforts to combat widespread racial and gender discrimination.
New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey shows that among the eleven major metropolitan areas with uninsured rates higher than the national average, seven of them are in states that have not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
The massive backlog in California Medicaid applications has left low-income patients “suffering” and unable to receive care, according to a lawsuit filed against the state.
A new analysis of this week’s Census data on income and poverty, which found a statistically insignificant narrowing of the wage gap between men and women from 77 to 78 cents on the dollar, finds that the wage gap is much wider for women of color and varies widely state by state.
On Thursday, the Senate rejected a last-minute Republican effort led by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) to scuttle President Obama’s current and future efforts at immigration reform.
Red State Women’s new initiative, “The Female Fact(Her),” relies on a few context-free statistics to try to convince female voters that the GOP is the party for them.
Dr. Dorothy Roberts is right: Incarceration of women “inflicts incalculable damage to communities …. [transferring] racial disadvantage to the next generation.”
To be a Black professional woman in a white-centric corporate space is to be constantly aware of how you fit in—or don’t—and to be constantly battling the preconceptions that your white colleagues have about your character and capabilities due to the pervasive negative stereotypes about Black women.