On Tuesday, nine states and the District of Columbia held primary elections. These elections resulted in historic gains for women, particularly for women of color. In spite of current circumstances, including the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests, voter turnout was impressive and women candidates of color prevailed in primaries for Congress, state legislatures, and local […]
First Female African American Mayor Elected in Ferguson
On Tuesday night, Ella Jones, 65, was elected to serve as Ferguson, Missouri’s next mayor. A former city councilwoman, Jones will become the first African American and first female mayor in the city’s history. Jones received 54 percent of the vote, and her opponent, councilwoman Heather Robinett, lost by 138 votes. Jones will succeed James […]
Michael Brown’s Mother Running for Ferguson City Council
Lesley McSpadden announced this week that she is running for City Council in Ferguson, Missouri’s 3rd Ward, a position that would allow her to have oversight over the police department that was involved in the 2014 shooting of her son, Michael Brown. “I wanted to go back and do something right in a place that […]
March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality
Marchers are ending an eight-day journey across 250 miles and five states to deliver anti-profiling and police-force-militarization legislation from New York City to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination
The Department of Justice will sue Ferguson, Missouri, if it finds evidence that its police department discriminates based on race and that its authorities aren’t trying to make changes, according to CNN.
#BlackLivesMatter Movement Takes On Racist Coverage by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation Companies
Over a thousand protesters are slated to rally outside Fox News headquarters today to protest racist coverage of anti-police brutality movements across the country by both Fox News and newspaper The New York Post.
Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence
The families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, and John Crawford III, all attended the march.
Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality
Reverend Al Sharpton and the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Akai Gurley, and Tamir Rice will be leading a march Saturday in Washington, DC.
5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson
The only thing more frustrating than fighting the sheer will of the state is discovering that one’s allies aren’t all that invested.
President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms
Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.
Protests of the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Continued Across the Country Over the Holiday Weekend
Today marks a full week of national pop-up demonstrations protesting the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Thousands Protested the Ferguson Decision Across the Country Last Night
Thousands of people flooded major roads and thoroughfares in cities across the country in protest of the Ferguson grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
UN Committee Reviews US on Police Brutality and Gender-Based Violence
Police brutality, military sexual assault, and gender-based violence in the US came under scrutiny this week.
It’s Clear: In Ferguson, Resistance is the Only Option
This is what it looks like when you must defend your right to exist.
Ferguson October Continues With National Day of Action Against Police Brutality and Mass Incarceration
Activists organized actions nationwide yesterday to protest police brutality in cities across the country as part of ongoing Ferguson October events.
Inverted Flags, a Blood Fountain, and a Fist: Reading the Symbols of #FergusonOctober
Ferguson October is our generation’s Freedom Summer, and the symbols and character of this movement are uniquely and distinctly ours to claim.
Senate Holds Hearing on Police Militarization One Month After Michael Brown’s Death
Senator Claire McCaskill led an oversight hearing Tuesday in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee highlighting growing concerns about the militarization of state and local law enforcement agencies.
The Next Step In Ferguson: What You Can Do, And Why It Still Matters
If there is any good that can come from such heart-wringing pain as what has happened in Ferguson, it’s this: the people are paying attention. Let’s make sure we’re all taking action, too.
Ms. Magazine Asks: Where Are The Women Police in Ferguson?
A lack of racial diversity is not the only factor that can feed police brutality against people of color; a lack of gender diversity can also create police forces in which officers aren’t treating the communities they serve with the proper procedure and respect.
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson
The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.