Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland – say their names. This is what Janelle Monàe and her team want you to do in the newest step of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Monàe’s new anthem, “Hell You Talmbout,” has gained nationwide attention since its release. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Aug 14, 2015
The esteemed Rachel Maddow made the pointed observation that media outlets cover Hillary Clinton "like a criminal," dissecting her every move for shreds of news and dog-piling at the slightest hint of scandal. Their attention is not so much flattering as unavoidable – a norm of political life Clinton has likely long since accepted.
So too is the sexism, and not only from reporters. Read More
In a recent story published by The New York Times, 21 Yazidi females came forth with their tales of rape from Islamic extremists.
In the past year, over 5,000 Yazidis were kidnapped, while an estimated 3,144 are still in captivity. In the eyes of the ISIS-run Islamic State, the Yazidi religion is wrong, which is probably why the state will not reconsider its slavery policy.
On August 3, 2015, after the invasion of Mount Sinjar, systematic slavery became a legal part of the state. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Aug 13, 2015
A 22-year-old trans woman of color (TWOC) found dead in a vacant field in Texas on July 29th has finally been identified as Shade Schuler. Schuler is the 13th trans woman murdered in the United States in 2015, meaning this year's total already exceeds the number of transgender women killed in 2014.
When found, Schuler was originally identified as a male. With help from Trans Pride Initiative’s Nell Gaither, though, authorities correctly identified Schuler as a trans woman, ending a two-week investigation. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Aug 11, 2015
Have you ever been pulled over, say for running a stop sign, maybe even a red light, and end up on the side of the road with an officer’s hand in your vagina? I haven’t, but Charnesia Corley has. After running a stop sign, an officer pulled her over and claimed to have smelled marijuana. After searching her car for an hour - and not finding anything - the officer called in a female deputy to conduct a cavity search. Right there. On the side of the road. Read More