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Catgegory: News

January 20, 2018

A statement on the death of WSSU student Najee Baker

Early this morning, Winston-Salem State University student, Najee Baker lost his life from an injury sustained by a gunshot wound. Baker was attending a party on the campus of Wake Forest University, when after a physical altercation, he was shot. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died. The Anna Julia Cooper …

January 5, 2018

ICE in hotels, Black Girls in Om, and Erica Garner

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Anna Julia Cooper Center Annual Lecture: Dr. Brittany Cooper Each year the Anna Julia Cooper Center hosts a distinguished scholar, activist, or …

December 9, 2017

‘Silence Breakers’ of color, a Clean Dream Act, and Therapy for Queer and Trans POC

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. ‘Silence Breakers’ of Color Among Those Named Time ‘Person of the Year’ Sameer Rao for Color Lines: “Time Magazine recognizes the ‘Silence Breakers’—the …

December 1, 2017

Spelman’s Transgender Student Policy, Cyntoia Brown, and #NativeLivesMatter

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Why Cyntoia Brown Has Returned To The News, And Why Her Case Matters Dan Seitz for Uproxx: “The case made barely a …

November 15, 2017

AJC Celebrates the Women of Color who Made History During 2017 Election

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. The women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates who made history in the 2017 election Ella Nilsen for Vox: “Barrier-breaking candidates won …

November 11, 2017

Mothers of the Movement on Gun Violence, Young Mothers at Rutgers, and WoC Care Workers

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region.   1. Rutgers senior leads advocacy and support group for students with children Marwa Eltagouri for The Washington Post: “According to research presented …

November 3, 2017

Latina Equal Pay Day, Climate Change’s Effect on Women’s Jobs, Mass Incarceration of Women

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Eva Longoria Calls For Action on Latina Equal Pay Day: ‘We Are Worth the Whole Dollar’ Eva Longoria for Fortune: “[November 2nd] is …

October 26, 2017

#MeToo, I Dream Detroit, and BLM as Democracy in Action

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. How Incarceration Impacts LGBTQ Youth’s Mental Health Brittney McNamara for TeenVogue: “LGBT young people are twice as likely to be detained for truancy, warrants, …

October 6, 2017

Millennials on NFL Protests, Trans Workers’ Rights, and D.C.’s Maternity Care Desert

Want to get “This Week” in your inbox? Sign up here: Here’s our pick of news, writing, and research this week that investigates political questions at the intersections of gender, race, and region. 1. Rethinking Community: Join us October 19-21, 2017 in Winston-Salem, NC for Rethinking Community, a three-day conference hosted by the Eudaimonia Institute and the Pro Humanitate Institute …