The abusive arrest and subsequent suspicious death of Sandra Bland is far — tragically far — from an isolated incident. In fact, on the same day that the facts started to emerge about Sandra Bland, Kindra Chapman, an 18-year-old African American girl reportedly took her own life in an Alabama prison cell, after being arrested for… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Promoting Diversity & Ending Racism
I have privilege, and I have a lot of it. As a white, cisgender, upper-middle-class, able-bodied woman, I have a lot of advantages in society that other groups do not. Because of this, I am continuously striving to be a good ally to groups to which I do not belong. (I’m not perfect at this,… Read more »
Season 3 of Orange is the New Black is here, and I’m pumped. With its great writing and powerful storylines (that explore race, class, and sexuality), OITNB is a groundbreaking addition to TV. In a world where representation of women (and other gender minorities) is scarce, often clichéd and highly sexualized, OITNB depicts a haven… Read more »
I haven’t talked about Baltimore very much. Honestly, I haven’t really even thought about it much, because thinking about it makes me so angry and frustrated and I’m tired of feeling that way. But it doesn’t go away just because I try not to think about it, so I’m going to write a little bit… Read more »
For some time, the National Organization for Women has been advocating that there needs to be a parallel effort to the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative which focuses entirely on helping Black boys and men. The picture of African-American girls detailed at a Congressional briefing and in a new report is so compelling that anyone… Read more »
By Pat Reuss and Bonnie Grabenhofer The last election and the current session of Congress have been a bit discouraging so it’s especially welcome when we can share a success story of how NOW took action which then led to a victory. You may have heard about the harmful immigration provisions that some members in… Read more »
After over four years of legal battles, Marissa Alexander was finally released from jail last week. For those of you who haven’t been following Marissa’s story, the Florida mother of three was arrested in 2010 on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after defending herself from her estranged husband, with whom she had… Read more »
The National Organization of Women was founded as a grassroots activist organization to affect change on a city, state, and national level. In the year 2014, nearly 50 years since its founding, NOW is still committed to highlighting the strong local chapters across the country that persist in grassroots efforts to create political change.
If the polls and pundits are right, voters who would likely support progressive, feminist candidates for U.S. Senate this year are more likely to stay home than right-wing conservatives.
We need to prove them wrong.
Today, voting rights are still challenged by right-wing voter suppression tactics designed to restrict the participation of voters whose support would likely favor the anti-Citizens United, pro-woman and pro-labor agenda.