An early morning phone call

The call came as I was home getting ready to drive to work. The caller said his name quickly, and I couldn’t understand him. Finally he said he’s an advertiser in Community Word, and I recognized the name immediately. He was a valued advertiser.

Meet the New Social Change Coalition: ‘The Majority’

Welcome to The Majority, a new coalition encompassing more than 50 organizations and groups, including the Black Lives Matter Global Network. On Thursday, The Majority announced its first national campaign: Beyond the Moment.

Book Deals: Week of April 3, 2017

The editorial director at St. Martin’s Press, Monique Patterson, has acquired Patrisse Cullors and asha bandele’s When They Call You a Terrorist in a high-six-figure deal. The book is a memoir by Cullors, who is a cofounder of the BLM movement, and is being written with journalist bandele. Angela Davis is writing the foreword.

These are 11 of the black women you should be learning about in history class

March is Women’s History Month and, to honor the occasion, we’d like to create a space for all the women history forgot. For the women who deserve a place in our textbooks. For the women whose voices should echo. This piece – just one in a series – is for them.

Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu

Listen to Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu episodes free, on demand. How do we survive in the age of Trump? Kamau and Hari are here for you. In season 2 of Politically Re-Active, comedians and longtime friends W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu navigate the dumpster fire that is the US political landscape.

NAACP to Celebrate Women’s History

The Southern Dutchess NAACP will host its annual Women’s History Month Celebration at the Howland Cultural Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. It will include a screening of the documentary The Legacy of Michelle Obama, a musical commemoration of the 90th birthday of soprano Leontyne Price and a tribute to Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza, who created Black Lives Matter.

Here’s how badly police violence has divided America these past few years

A brief history for a nation with amnesia.

Cee and Chloe Do Lesbians Who Tech (for the First Time in Four Years!)

Posted by cee on This is a co-by both Cee and Chloe, who both attended this year’s 4th Annual Lesbians Who Tech Summit last weekend in San Francisco. We also both attended the first summit, so this was our second time going.

The Women behind #BlackLivesMatter – Los Angeles Sentinel

On February 26, 2012 Black America was in an outrage over the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin who was killed in Sanford, Florida by a white 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman after reporting Martin to the police as “suspicious.”

The Lee Baca saga is over, but plenty of questions remain about the future of the L.A. Sheriff’s Department

The criminal conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca is a mark of shame not just for Baca or for the Sheriff’s Department, but for all of Los Angeles County – and for the way we select and oversee one of California’s most powerful officials.

America’s Empty-Church Problem

The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse. Over the past decade, pollsters charted something remarkable: Americans-long known for their piety-were fleeing organized religion in increasing numbers. The vast majority still believed in God.

Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option

Last month, Daniel Ellsberg and Edward Snowden had a public conversation about democracy, transparency, whistleblowing and more. In the course of it, Snowden – who was of course Skyping in from Moscow – said that without Ellsberg’s example he would not have done what he did to expose the extent to which the NSA was spying on millions of ordinary people.

UNITED IN SOLIDARITY; A destination of St. Kate’s PRIDE group

Friday, February 17 was a much-deserved opportunity for members of St. Kate’s Pride Club. The team has worked to raise enough money for a trip to Chicago for the yearly Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Allied Conference, MBLGTACC (pronounced mumble-tech). MBLGTACC is a conference for LGBTQ college students.

Women’s History Month: Women of color whose names you should know

These leaders – Black, Latina, Asian, Arab, Native American – in varied fields, broke both gender and racial barriers as they made history.

How This Queer Women’s Tech Organization Is Resisting President Trump

What I Learned at MBLGTACC, My First LGBTQ Conference