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‘Never just a wife or widow’: Reflecting on Coretta Scott King and the women of the civil rights movement

As the world honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., journalist Lottie Joiner, former editor of the NAACP’s The Crisis, reflects on the role of women’s leadership in the civil rights…

A young Black mother died during treatment for postpartum depression. Her family demands answers.

Denise Williams went to Queens Hospital Center last month. Her family found out 48 hours later that the 29-year-old mother of two had died at the city-run hospital. They still don’t know why.

‘Whatever It Takes’: How Black Women Fought to Mobilize America’s Voters

Democrats have long pointed to Black voters, more specifically, Black women, as a crucial voting bloc. But this November, successfully flipping the southern, Republican-led state of Georgia to the Democrats for the first time in…

100 Years On, Black Women Are Still Fighting For Voting Rights

In 2008 and 2012, Black women voted at a higher rate than any other demographic bloc, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.

Author Brittney Cooper on Harnessing Rage, Right Now

The writer of ‘Eloquent Rage’ and Rutgers University scholar discusses the shared anger of black women in the nationwide protests for racial justice.

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