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Feature: Kamala Harris, a ‘Top Cop’ in the Era of Black Lives Matter

5 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

As she campaigns to become only the second black woman elected to the U.S. Senate, the California attorney general is trying to chart a middle course on the Democratic Party’s most contentious issue: criminal justice.

Black Women Creators Are Giving the Angry Black Woman Life

Apparently, interesting things happen when black women are in charge of their own stories. In recent weeks, they gave new life to the angry black woman. Let's do a quick review. Underground's Ernestine (created by Misha Green) helped end the television show's first season by slowly hanging a man to death and suggesting she would meet him in hell. Show More Summary

Qatari Royal Family And Gagosian Client Settle Lawsuit Over That Picasso Bust Of Marie-Thérèse

6 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“A settlement was reached in an international legal drama over Picasso’s plaster Bust of a Woman pitting two of the world’s biggest art buyers against each other, New York billionaire Leon Black versus a member of Qatar’s royal family. But who now owns the 1931 sculpture, depicting the artist’s then-mistress and muse, Marie-Therese Walter, remains […]

Michael Davis: Back In The Day

Back in the days of “I am Curious Black,” a 1970 Lois Lane story about Lois using a machine to become a black woman; she does so to see what it was like to be black. Back then the good folks at DC did not think twice about a black artist or writer. Now, if […]

When Women Win

I unwrapped the package from Simone Joyoux and out fell a card bearing this moving quotation from Constance Baker Motley, the first black woman in the U.S. to become a federal judge: “Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.” Inside the package was a remarkable gift of a book […]

Edwards blasts Democrats: ‘We are neither post-racial nor post-gender’

Congresswoman who focused on being a black woman in the Senate took her party to task in an essay.

This Woman Billed Detroit Schools a Small Fortune for Nonexistent Tutoring. Great Work If You Can Get It!

Detroit Public Schools can’t seem to get anything right. As if the system’s forever-looming bankruptcy, the black mold in its classrooms, and the constant sickouts by frustrated teachers weren’t bad enough, now just two months afterShow More Summary

Soon, There Won’t Be Any Black Women in Charge of America’s Largest Companies

Last week, Ursula Burns, the first black woman CEO of one of America's 500 largest companies, announced that she'd be stepping down from the role later this year. She has decided to stay with the company, where she started as an intern in 1980, but as a chairman, while Xerox ... More »

Fox & Friends misidentifies Hispanic woman Senate candidate as black woman Senate candidate

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Fox & Friends on Tuesday confused two women of color who are running for the U.S. Senate in two different states. During an interview with Nevada Republican Senate candidate Joe Heck, host Steve Doocy noted the importance of Hispanic voters in the state. “Republican Representative Joe...

The 17 Aunties Every Black Family Has

The 17 Black Aunties You Have In Your Family Black aunties are gifts from God. They’re glorious and we’ll never forget them. They come in different shapes, sizes and blessings. One woman, @TheeOnlyOciera, decided to break down all t...

Clarence Thomas defends all-white jury

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Justice Clarence Thomas, the U.S. Supreme Court’s lone African-American, provided the lone dissent Monday in the court’s decision to rule in favor of a black man convicted nearly 30 years ago of murdering an elderly white woman. The original death penalty verdict for Timothy Foster...

Supreme Court throws out death sentence from all-white jury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has thrown out a death sentence handed to a black man in Georgia because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury that convicted him of killing a white woman. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday in favor of death row inmate Timothy Tyrone Foster in underscoring the importance of rules […]

US Supreme Court rules for black Georgia death row inmate

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a black Georgia death row inmate convicted in 1987 of murdering an elderly white woman, finding that prosecutors unlawfully excluded black potential jurors in selecting an all-white jury. In a 7-1 ruling, the court handed a victory to inmate...

There could soon be no black female CEOs among America’s largest companies

Ursula Burns, the first African American woman to run a Fortune 500 company, will step down as chief executive when the struggling technology and services company splits itself in two later this year, Xerox announced Friday. Burns, who has spent her entire career at Xerox, is to become chairman of the printer, copier and document technology company created from […]

Mercedes Successful, Black Trans Woman, Becomes 11th Reported Trans Person Murdered This Year In US

Halfway through May and again, we have to mourn another trans woman who’s been murdered and another trans woman who’s been misgendered in death. And again, it’s a Black trans woman who’s been murdered. This time it was 32-year-old Haines City, Florida native Mercedes Successful, who was found shot to death on Sunday in a parking lot. Show More Summary

San Francisco police chief out after yet another shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The death of a young black woman in a stolen car proved to be the last in a series of shootings and racially tinged scandals that finally led to the resignation of San Francisco’s police Chief Greg Suhr. A new acting chief is now tasked with mending the department’s strained relations […]

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Resigns At Mayor Ed Lee's Request

5 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Suhr's resignation came after a number of racial incidents in the department. The latest happened on Thursday when an officer fatally shot a young black woman who had allegedly stolen a car.

SF Police Chief Resigns After Woman Shot Dead

The fatal police shooting of an unarmed black woman Thursday was the final straw for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who asked for and received the resignation of Police Chief Greg Suhr within hours. Lee, who appointed Suhr in 2011, had stood by the chief through previous controversies, including other...

San Francisco Police Chief Resigns After Third Fatal Police Shooting in 6 Months

The chief of San Francisco’s police force has resigned just hours after an officer shot and killed a 27-year-old black woman. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Mayor Ed Lee announced in a brief news conference on Thursday that he had asked Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down in order ... More »

SF Police Shoot Unarmed Black Woman, Police Chief Resigns

On Thursday, San Francisco police officers shot an apparently unarmed black woman who was sitting behind the wheel of a stolen car in the Bayview neighborhood — the same area where Mario Woods was killed. Hours later, the police chief … More » The post SF Police Shoot Unarmed Black Woman, Police Chief Resigns appeared first on EveryJoe.

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