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The results of the election left many of us shocked, in despair, and the most marginalized of us (Queer, Trans, Immigrant, Differently Abled), afraid for our safety.  I for one, could not stop shaking.  As a black woman, living with PTSD from various acts of sexual vio...

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1. The family of Sandra Bland, the 28 year old Black woman who was found hanged in her Texas jail cell on July 13th 2015, reached a $1.9million settlement in a wrongful death civil suit.  The settlement also includes a change in prison polic...

"Every woman has a well-stocked arsenal of anger potentially useful against those oppressions, personal and institutional, which brought that anger into being.  Focused with precision it can become a powerful source of energy serving progress and change.  And when I sp...

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Photo: Inquiring Minds - Girls and STEM -Here, children take part in a science class, Washington, March 1942

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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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Rarely is gender and violence against women considered when the plight of people of African descent are addressed. The Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is inherently a transnational initiative with a diasporic analysis and international implications fo...

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