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black womens history



  • The Long Brutality

    by Keisha N. Blain

    Two police killings highlight the specifically gendered nature of state violence against Black people, and the particular ways Black women are targeted. In this respect, the history of Black Lives Matter is a long history of Black women's political activism.



  • Criminal Justice Reform Won’t Work Until it Focuses on Black Women

    by Talitha L. LeFlouria

    The history of mass incarceration is also the history of control and exploitation of Black women through the criminal justice system. Reforms need to recognize the impacts of the system on women to advance justice. 



  • The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment

    by Keisha N. Blain

    The prominence of black women in today's protests is not a sudden development. In taking to the streets in support of their goals, they are building upon a rich tradition of black women’s organizing.