Notorious former leader of the Gangster Disciples, Larry Hoover is suing ADX Florence — which has been described as the “worst prison in the world” — because he and his partner claim the prison has intentionally isolated him from his family.
Ahead of the release of her new memoir, Susan Rice gets candid about the lessons she’s learned from serving in the Obama Administration, and how we can reclaim the White House from Trump and move our country towards justice.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has dedicated herself to fighting the climate crisis by lending her support to the Green New Deal and introducing the Zero Waste Act. Both are bold […]
Nigerian-American author Bassey Ikpi speaks with ESSENCE about why Black women’s stories about struggling with mental illness are important, and why the link between writing and mental illness shouldn’t be romanticized.
The Harvard University Prison Divestment Campaign fights for the incarcerated, but Harvard President Lawrence Bacow remains unmoved.
It’s April 12th, Friday afternoon, and Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod plans to stay well into the night. Today, she will present her arguments for the passage of House Bill […]
On the show "Married to Medicine: Los Angeles," Imani Walker is confronting mental health stigma and redefining the rigid roles that Black women—especially those on reality TV—are so often pushed into.
As a little girl in South Central Los Angeles, early childhood education expert Dr. Rosemarie Allen’s entire community believed in her ability to succeed. When she got all As on […]
Over the past few weeks, North Carolina A&T State Univerisity (NCAT) has been grappling with a burst of online and offline discussion regarding the frequent occurrence of sexual assault and […]
In 2015, criminal justice reform advocate and prison abolitionist Elisabeth Epps was arrested after intervening with Aurora, Colorado police while they were responding to a young man in a mental […]
On Saturday, January 19th, a contingent of Jewish women of color took to the streets of Washington, D.C., marching alongside the national co-chairs of the Women’s March, Linda Sarsour, Tamika […]
In roommate situations, the wealth gap between Black and white people provides context for unequal power dynamics.
As long as Black people live in a society that devalues and kills us, we can’t separate any of our deaths from racism.