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.
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
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Congresswoman who focused on being a black woman in the Senate took her party to task in an essay.
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
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 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 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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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.
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...
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 »
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.