#Black Women

Femicides in the US: the silent epidemic few dare to name

The last week of July, as Gabby Petito and her fiance, Brian Laundrie, posted Instagram photos of themselves hiking barefoot in Utah’s Canyonlands national park, bronzed skin matching apricot-colored rocks, the body of Jerri Winters was discovered in Clinton Township, Michigan. Her boyfriend, Matthew Lewinski, immediately admitted to the police...
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NYC Council aide says she was harassed, Corey Johnson did nothing

A New York City Council staffer says she faced retaliation after reporting a supervisor for disparaging minorities — conduct she said Council Speaker Corey Johnson wanted swept under the rug. Lattina Brown, a legislative assistant, said Regina Ryan, the deputy director of the finance division, made comments about minorities being...
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Report Addresses Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls

That’s how long it took authorities to find 22-year-old Gabby Petito, the missing white woman from Florida. When Rae Elaine Tourtillott, an 18-year-old member of the Menominee tribe, disappeared in 1986, it took authorities six months to locate her. And last year, when 22-year-old Katelyn Kelley went missing from the same Menominee Reservation community, it was nine months before her remains were found.

How disparities for women and minorities widened during the pandemic

The pandemic has hastened already-existing economic trends, such as the increase in remote work. But at the same time, it is also exacerbating existing economic disparities. Speakers at a recent meeting hosted by the Washington State Academy of Sciences examined how the pandemic is affecting women and increasing racial and socio-economic inequities in Washington state and elsewhere.

Regal - The American Black Woman

Regal - The American Black Woman is a melodic and poetic musical journey of the heroism of the black woman. Regal – The American Black Woman, A tribute to the lives and the heroism of women of color. “Regal The American Black Woman” tells the story of women who rose above slavery, poverty, rape, torture, and imprisonment to become one of the most resilient and celebrated heroines throughout history up to this vibrant 21st century.

10 Black female officers sue D.C. police over alleged discrimination

Ten Black female police officers filed a class-action lawsuit against the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Wednesday, alleging they were discriminated against, NBC News reports. Why it matters: The women said they were subject to a culture of race and sex discrimination, a hostile workplace and retaliation when they complained. They...

WOMEN WE LOVE: Michaela Coel

The creator of one of the most subtlety powerful shows, Michaela Coel just recently earned herself a more than deserved Primetime Emmy Award (the first Black woman to win an Emmy in her category!) and multiple BAFTAs for her outstanding and impactful writing, producing, co-directing, and performing in HBO's “I May Destroy You”. There’s a lot to be said for an individual as brave, genuine, and impassioned as her -- someone who not only singlehandedly creates such a monumental show, but more importantly develops and shares a story that is a sensitive and transparent depiction inspired by her own traumatic experience of sexual assault. An authentic and ruminative inspiration to so many, especially people of color, Michaela Coel is absolutely one woman we love to support.
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Valley Stream Black women entrepreneurs talk cannabis business

There’s been this entire underground cannabis club that most minorities are not a part of”. Social equity has been a major thrust of New York’s cannabis reform law. Social equity and business have become inseparably linked in the language of the law, as the legalization of the fast-growing and competitive cannabis industry has also meant providing the greatest possible participation to those communities most harmed by its historical prohibition, according to state officials.

US Chief Economist talks unemployment, inequity at NCNW luncheon

ELYRIA — Unemployment rates for Black individuals are near double that of their white peers, according to economist Janelle Jones. Jones, a Lorain alumni, is chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor, and delivered the virtual keynote speech at the National Council of Negro Women’s 33rd annual Founder’s Day luncheon Saturday afternoon.