say her name
Many are questioning the circumstances surrounding her death.
The lawyer for Sandra Bland’s mother said a former Waller County Jail guard told him under oath that he falsified entries
"I've wished death on myself many times but it was never my idea."
Symone Marshall's sisters say police refused to get her proper medical care after a severe car accident.
Questions loomed around my Blackness -- from my hair to my speech -- to why I wore braids and how I didn't sound like I was "black", but rather I "talked white." The nuances of racist rhetoric and daily microaggressions of being both Black and a woman -- a Black woman -- have been incessant, annoying and at times, dismaying.
The tragic and needless deaths of these women have raised questions around the country about whether police officers should
This is why we must say their names.
Sandra Bland deigned to believe that she mattered when she stood up for herself. A savage anti-black justice system killed her in an effort to demonstrate otherwise. Because of this, our ongoing battle to seek justice for her death is essential for affirming her humanity and that of all black people.
Holtzclaw Defense Uses Verbal Tics, Troubled Past, Lack of Education to Deflect and Implicate Witnesses in Okla. Sexual Assault Case
Somebody should be in the courtroom watching out for the interests of the 13 black women who have accused former Oklahoma City policeman Daniel Holtzclaw of rape and sexual assault. Even the prosecution can't get it right.
"The trailer for 'Chiraq,' in all its glitz and shock value, is arousing - but the premise of this film isn't." You make this a black-on-black trauma without taking into consideration external systemic factors. And to top it off, you place women of color as the barriers to these men's burdens. That's not original, that's just plain pathetic.