For Part II of our ESSENCE Reports three-part series COVID-19's Impact on Black Communities, we take a close look at the history of the prison industrial complex and how this nation's addiction to punishment is killing people.
For Part I of our ESSENCE Reports 3-part series, "COVID-19’s Impact on Black Communities," we turned our lens on the Black South and how histories of Black resistance and rebellion against White supremacy—as well as White supremacy itself—shape the realities of COVID-19 throughout the region.
‘Police Don’t Prevent Crime, They Respond To Crime’: Essence Fest Panel Discusses ‘Defund the Police’
As calls to defund the police swell across the United States, organizers, activists, and journalists have been placed in the position of contextualizing just what that means. Does defund really […]
Tune in Saturday, June, 6, for a special Facebook Live town hall featuring Kandace Montgomery and Miski Noor, with Organizers with Black Visions Collective, Mary Hooks, director of Southerners on […]
Rana Zoe Mungin, 30, had been battling the deadly coronavirus for over a month.
The relief package will replenish the Paycheck Protection Program, as well as provide aid for small hospitals and expanded medical testing.
Children who were born into and lived through the aftermath of Katrina continue to show emotional distress nearly 15 years later.
To close out Black Maternal Health Week, this dynamic ESSENCE panel discusses systems of harm, solutions, and healing.
Trump said that WHO’s opposition to his travel ban against China was evidence of the organization’s ineptness.
Let's push our local, state and federal leaders to share data with Black America about how the novel coronavirus is impacting our communities.
Brooklyn Teacher Diagnosed With COVID-19 Fights For Her Life; Family Pleads For Access To Experimental Treatment
Rana Zoe Mungin, 30, was sent home twice without being tested for COVID-19—before being rushed to the hospital again, barely able to breathe.
Black communities in the United States are more vulnerable to COVID-19 due to racial, wealth and health care discrimination. The Health Equity Cypher discusses what we should demand from our elected officials and ways to stay safe and connected during this pandemic.
COVID-19 has invaded and infected 114 countries, killing more than 4,000 people. There are more than 120,000 confirmed cases worldwide.
When will a Black woman be president of the United States? More importantly, what would it truly mean if a Black woman is elected to lead an inherently violent, racist system?
The final vote was along partisan lines—52-48 favoring acquittal on the abuse of power article, and 53-47 favoring acquittal on the obstruction of Congress article.