The people of Africatown deserve more than soliloquies about slavery; they deserve reparations.
The 12-year-old boy was calling for his mother and yelling that he couldn't breathe.
Buried Alive Project and Decarceration Collective: Two Attorneys Join Forces To Pick The Locks On Human Cages
Brittany K. Barnett and MiAngel Cody are doing the work to dismantle mass incarceration and prevent people from being buried alive in prison.
This archaic law, a clear challenge to 1973’s landmark Roe v Wade decision, is a near-total abortion ban.
Born a sharecropper in 1933, Unita Blackwell went on to shape the course of history.
Samaria Rice knows that Tamir has become, in many ways, a symbol of the movement, but, to her, he will always be just her baby boy.
The gunmen—two students at STEM School Highlands Ranch, the charter school where the mass shooting took place—are in custody.
Alabama Rep. John Rogers, who is pro-choice, said the president’s namesake is evidence that he's "right to make a scene about abortion."
Sen. Kamala Harris Leaves U.S. A.G. Barr Flustered, Confused During Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing
There are not many people as effective as putting arrogant, mediocre white men in their place like Sen. Kamala Harris.
The idea of a dress code for parents, like the new one at Houston's James Madison High School, not only reeks of respectability politics but also further shames Black and Brown mothers who are there for their kids, regardless of the circumstances or bonnet.
Mayor Catherine Pugh says her actions were “regrettable.”
Biden tweeted out a video promising to adjust to new societal norms dictating what is and is not appropriate behavior.
As Ferguson voters head to the polls today, McSpadden talks to ESSENCE about legacy-building and creating change in the community she was destined to fight for.
The AP Stylebook, a manual followed in many news rooms, has been updated, with guidelines now advising journalists and editors to eschew the use of terms such as “racially charged” […]
My grandmother, Artimese Tarlton Morris West, taught me about leadership and love—always love.
Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet said that while students have the right to protest, they must do so with parental permission or receive an unexcused absence or tardy.
Rosfeld shot Antwon three times, in his arm, back, and face.
It is critical that we unpack the substance beneath the sensation. Bottoms is Black; her name is Black; but are her politics in the best interest of Black people—and, if so, which ones?
Finding Justice, a six-part docu-series that takes a deep dive into the mass criminalization of Black America, premieres Sunday, March 10 at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT on BET.