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Hundreds Gather for the March for Black Women in D.C.

By News & Current Affairs

“We Are Marching To Say That Black Women’s Lives Matter…” By Taryn Finley, Huff Post — Black activist groups marched on the National Mall and Justice Department in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to raise awareness about the injustices black women face. Black Women’s Blueprint, BYP100 and Trans Sistas of Color Project and other groups have united for the March for Black Women. The event’s co-chairs are activists Farah Tanis, Bré…

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A picture of the Rio de Janeiro city councillor Marielle Franco is seen where she was shot dead.

Brazil sees black female candidates surge after murder of rising star

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Marielle Franco set an example in a country where black women make up 28% of population but hold 2% of congressional seats By Anna Jean Kaiser, The Guardian — The last time Renata Souza saw her friend and colleague Marielle Franco, they hugged and kissed and said they’d see each other the following morning. They were scheduled to meet with higher-ups from their political party to finalize Franco as a…

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FreeHer National Conference

FreeHer National Conference – September 28th-30th, 2018 in Tulsa Oklahoma

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, Events

Hosted by the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and the Women’s Collective to End Incarceration of Women and Girls. Tulsa, Oklahoma, September 28th-30th, 2018 On September 28th-30th, formerly incarcerated women and girls, directly affected people, activists, advocates and supporters from across the country will come together to connect and share ideas and resources to work collectively toward ending incarceration of women and girls and creating systems…

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President Bush presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Aretha Franklin on November 9, 2005

RESPECT: Here Are 5 of Aretha Franklin’s Most Important Contributions to Civil Rights

By Commentaries/Opinions

The “Queen of Soul” died Thursday. By Alex Henderson, AlterNet — The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has died at the age of 76. Franklin, who had suffered from pancreatic cancer and other severe health problems, was among the most iconic and influential R&B singers of all time—and during the final days of her life, she was visited by R&B legend Stevie Wonder as well as veteran civil rights activist,…

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Aretha Franklin at a news conference, March 26, 1973

Aretha Franklin — Musical Genius, Truth Teller, Freedom Fighter

By News & Current Affairs

Angela Davis, whose bond Franklin offered to post in 1970, says that the singer’s work “helped to shape and deepen a collective consciousness anchored in a yearning for freedom.” By Farah Jasmine Griffin, The Nation — Aretha Franklin is a singular figure in American culture. Her musical gifts were monumental. A child prodigy, she seemed to have emerged, like Athena, fully formed at birth, her talent already developed. Smokey Robinson…

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Nikuyah Walker: ‘You have to be an active participant in a true democracy.’ Photograph: Pat Jarrett for the Guardian

Charlottesville’s first black female mayor: ‘We’re not a post-racial nation’

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A year after white supremacists marched through the liberal city, Nikuyah Walker says the left needs less talk and more action. Interview by Lois Beckett, The Guardian — A year ago, white supremacist groups marched with torches through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. The city reacted by electing its first black female mayor, Nikuyah Walker, 38, a fierce critic of how city officials had handled last year’s far-right protests. An independent, Walker…

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Black Women - Equal Pay Day

The Pay Gap Is Severely Affecting Black Women, Yet Only 1 In 3 Americans Know It

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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is Aug. 7. By Taryn Finley, HuffPost — It took eight months and seven days into 2018 for black women to catch up to what white men earned in 2017. That means it takes a little more than 19 months for black women to reach a year’s worth of the average white man’s salary. To highlight that discrepancy, organizations including Equal Pay Today and Sheryl…

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FreeHer National Conference

FreeHer National Conference – Request for Proposals Deadline Extended to 8/15

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

Flyer below The mission of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (National Council) is to end the incarceration of women and girls. We do this by providing a membership platform of technical support, complex coalition building, and comprehensive resources that assist local initiatives to organize toward our shared goal of shifting from a criminal legal system to one based on human justice. Through the work…

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Maxine Waters

Black Female Leaders Rip Top Dems For Failing to Protect Maxine Waters

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By Leo Vidal, PoliticusUSA — Nearly 200 black women leaders have sent  a letter to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), criticizing them  for “failure to protect“ Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) from “unwarranted attacks from the Trump administration” and GOP leaders. According to the women, they wrote to the House and Senate minority leaders to “share our profound indignation and deep disappointment” that the lawmakers did not come to the…

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