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Kimberlé Crenshaw, American civil rights activist.

Is it time for black women in America to take up arms?

By Editors' Choice

An interview with scholar-activist Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term ‘insersectionality,’ on gender, race and armed militancy. By Nimmi Gowrinathan — For most American audiences, the female fighter exists in a land far, far away. To consider female militancy in this country, in our movements, requires a reckoning: the need to see police brutality against black women as state violence, checkpoints in school cafeterias as militarization, and the death rates…

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Epsy Campbell Barr 

Costa Rica Just Elected Its First Black Female Vice President

By News & Current Affairs

Epsy Campbell Barr is the first black, female vice president in Latin American history. Epsy Campbell Barr has just made history. The Costa Rican economist, politician and author is the first black person and the first woman ever to become vice president in her country, and the first black woman to do so in Latin American history. Campbell Barr, who is one of the founders of the ruling party Citizen Action…

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Women and the Racial Wealth Divide

Women and the Racial Wealth Divide

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Dedrick Asante-Muhammad — As Women’s History Month comes to an end, we at the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative think it is important to reflect upon how racial economic inequality intersects with gender economic inequality. Overall, women earn lower wages and experience higher levels of poverty than men. This holds for Black and Latina women, who also earn lower wages and experience higher poverty rates than White and Asian women….

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Women demonstrate with street vendors in memory of Mame Mbaye in Madrid, Spain, on March 16, 2018. Hundreds of people, mostly black, protested in Barcelona by the death of Mame Mbaye, street vendor in Madrid who lost his life after the harassment by the municipal police of Madrid

Black Nationalist Women and Global Visions of Freedom

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Keisha N. Blain — The #MeToo movement in the United States is one of the contemporary expressions of women’s political power and evidence of women’s commitment to dismantling systems of oppression that give rise to sexual harassment and assault. The fact that a Black woman founded the movement is not surprising; especially considering the crucial role Black women have always played in shaping US and global politics. During the 20th century, a dynamic…

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Amazing Black Women Featured on March 26th Edition of Vantage Point — Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

March 26th Edition of Vantage Point Topic Amazing Black Women Guests Carolyn Carter-Kennedy, MPH, M.S. Ed., Author, Educator, Speaker, New York, NY Lois Johnson, Founder/CEO, United Security Financial, Corp., Salt Lake City, UT Rev. Louise Scott-Rountree, Clergy Affairs Manager, City of Newark, NJ Ways to listen Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels, AKA “The Professor” — Monday’s 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Live (Radio) — WBAI, 99.5FM, Pacifica Network, New…

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Marielle Franco

Brazil Democracy in Peril

By Commentaries/Opinions

Marielle Franco represented a progressive new left, built on advocating for Brazil’s most vulnerable citizens, making her murder doubly tragic. By Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva Boston Review — On March 14, Brazil was shaken by the killing of Marielle Franco in Rio de Janeiro, where Franco served as a leftist city councilor representing the favela community of Maré. Franco had recently been named to head a commission investigating military…

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At the recent Power Rising Summit in Atlanta, U.S. Reps. Stacey Plaskett of the Virgin Islands, Terri Sewell of Alabama, Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, Robin Kelly of Illinois and Yvette Clarke of New York were among the nearly 1,000 Black women who gathered to strategize on how to build their political power.

A Watershed Year for Black Women’s Political Power in the South

By News & Current Affairs

The recent Power Rising Summit in Atlanta brought together nearly a thousand Black women from across the country to strategize on how to build political power and harness the momentum behind the surge of Black women running for office. By Rebekah Barber, Facing South — From the onset of the women’s suffrage movement, Black women were among the strongest advocates for universal suffrage. Years before Black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw coined…

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March 19th Women’s History Month Edition of Vantage Point

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

March 19th Women’s History Month Edition Topic Amazing Black Women Part II Guests Atty Barbara Arnwine, President/Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition, Washington, D.C. Rev. Kimberly L. Detherage, Esq., Pastor, St. Mark AME Church, New York, NY dequi kioni-sadiki, Human Rights Activists, Malcolm X Commemoration Committee, New York, NY Ways to listen Vantage Point Radio with Dr. Ron Daniels, AKA “The Professor” — Monday’s 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Live (Radio) — WBAI,…

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Marielle Franco, a Brazilian Politician Who Fought for Women and the Poor, Was Killed. Her Death Sparked Protests Across Brazil

Marielle Franco, a Brazilian Politician Who Fought for Women and the Poor, Was Killed. Her Death Sparked Protests Across Brazil

By News & Current Affairs

By Kiratiana Freelon — Marielle Franco, 38, a black politician from Rio de Janeiro, died fighting for the rights of women and favela dwellers. As a councilwoman from the Maré favela, she denounced the police brutality that favela residents, most of them black, regularly experienced. On Wednesday around 9:20 p.m., armed men gunned the councilwoman down in her car in the center of Rio de Janeiro with nine shots—four to…

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Patrisse Cullors and Tarana Burke - How #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo Went From Hashtags to Movements

Patrisse Cullors and Tarana Burke: Anger, Activism, and Action

By Editors' Choice, Video/Audio

By ELLE — The Founders of Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo Movement on Making Change. Patrisse Cullors and Tarana Burke are recognizable, but their work is perhaps even more so. #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo became the shorthand for the agitation and labor these activists lent to their causes, and the hashtags spread the word about police violence against black people and sexual harassment, respectively.

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