Tag: Black Women

Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Becomes Third Black Member of Congress Arrested for Protesting Republican Anti-Voting Restrictions

Last month, we reported on Rep. Joyce Beatty, chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, being arrested during a peaceful protest for voting rights reform. A few days later, Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia was arrested in a similar protest. And now, less than two weeks after that, a third Black…

Raven Saunders

Silver Medalist Raven Saunders Breaks Olympic Protest Rules To Call Attention to Oppressed Communities

As if hurling an 8.8-pound shot put 64 feet and 11 inches to win a silver medal at this year’s Tokyo Olympics weren’t impressive enough, Charleston, South Carolina’s Raven Saunders has also become one of the few medalists (so far) to use their time on the podium to call attention…

Olympian Gwen Berry

Olympic Athlete and Activist Gwen Berry Turns Away From Flag During National Anthem Medal Ceremony She Claims Was a ‘Setup’

The Tokyo Olympics is shaping up to be a hotbed of protest and calls for social reform and increased social justice by American athletes. As the games grow nearer, track and field star Gwen Berry has made headlines across the country by turning away from the flag during her medal…

black lives matter

Big Tech Pledged Millions to Black Lives Matter, but Still Have Woeful Diversity and Inclusion Numbers, New Report Finds

According to a new report by data analytics company Blendoor, it’s apparently easier, or sufficient, for some giant tech companies to donate millions of dollars to causes like Black Lives Matter than it is to actually promote change by increasing diversity numbers within their own workforce. Meredith Somers of MIT…

Sha'Carri Richardson

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson Officially Becomes Fastest Woman in America

Sha’Carri Richardson is about to become a household name. On June 20, the 21-year-old sprinter from Dallas, Texas ran the 100-meter U.S. Olympic qualifying heat with a time of 10.64 seconds. Richardson’s finish was the sixth-fastest in history for a woman, and the fourth-fastest time ever for an American woman….

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge Says Student Loan Debt Is a Major Hurdle for Black Homeownership

Black Americans are saddled with an overwhelming majority of the nation’s $1.7 trillion student debt — and according to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, that debt is one of the key factors preventing Black Americans from buying and owning their own home. Business Insider’s Ayelet…

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock

11 Mayors Team Up To Launch New Local Reparations Efforts, Establish Framework for a National Reparations Program

Following an announcement in March that city officials in Evanston, Illinois would begin paying qualifying city residents up to $25,000 in reparations for use on property payments and home repair, and fresh off the government’s announcement of Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday, mayors in 11 additional U.S. cities have announced…