NOW Responds to Chauvin Guilty Verdict

This verdict will not satisfy or silence us. Black people fear that they will become the next George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, or Duante Wright because of the police misconduct, white supremacy, and racial targeting that plagues our justice system and sees Black people as threats because of the color of their skin.

NOW Recognizes the Black Maternal Health Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – NOW is proud to join Black Mamas Matter Alliance and other organizations across the country in showing our support for Black Maternal Health Week. While it is clearer than ever that the inequitable and discriminatory American health care system fails Black mothers, these mothers have been feeling this pain for centuries. The United States has the highest pregnancy-related death rate in the developed world — a rate which is on the rise, Read more …

NOW Commemorates Black Feminist Trailblazers This Black History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Black History Month, NOW is excited to engage our grassroots in efforts that will move the country forward on racial justice issues. With a new administration in place, we know we must prioritize making progress towards ending police brutality, protecting Black trans and queer people, ensuring the health of Black mothers, and generally affirming, in both our words and our Read more …

NOW Commemorates MLK Day and Reaffirms Commitment to Racial Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, NOW reaffirms our commitment to continue fighting for racial justice and the lives and rights of Black people across the nation. In the last year, we have seen the impacts of structural racism dominate the news cycle again and again. From the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people of color, to the murders of George Read more …