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Today marks three years since the first Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission took place, and we are still fighting each day.

February 23, 2019

Patsey, an enslaved Black woman, endured severe abuse at the hands of slave master Edwin Epps and his family.

February 18, 2019

Joan Little was charged with first-degree murder in 1974 after stabbing a white prison guard who sexually assaulted her at Beaufort County jail.

February 6, 2019

Harriet Jacobs endured sexual assault and intense labor before escaping to freedom and writing the first-ever autobiography by a Black slave woman.

“I have been in sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots, then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and a sword in my hands.”

-Zora Neale Hurston, Dust Tracks on a Road

In Kenya M. Fairley’s recently published book, With Harp and Sword:...

As college students head back to school, the media and social media are abuzz with daily news about filmmaker Nate Parker and his college roommate Jean Celestin who were accused of raping a woman—who later committed suicide—when they were students at Pennsylvania State...

In that jail it was nothing to see a woman brought in all beat up. In some cases, the only charge was “resisting arrest.” A Puerto Rican sister was brought in one night. She had been so badly beaten by the police that the matron on duty didn’t want to admit her. “I don...

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