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#SayHerName — AAPF. It is for these Black women and girls that the African American Policy Forum launched the #SayHerName campaign.

#SayHerName — AAPF

On May 20th, 2015, the African American Policy Forum, the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, and over twenty local sponsoring organizations hosted #SayHerName: A Vigil in Memory of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police at Union Square in New York City. Family members of Black women killed by police from across the country came together for the first time in a powerful vigil designed to uplift their loved ones' stories. The family members of Alberta Spruill, Rekia Boyd, Shantel Davis, Shelley Frey, Kayla Moore, Kyam Livingston, Miriam Carey, Michelle Cusseaux, and Tanisha Anderson were present and supported by hundreds of attendees, activists, and stakeholders. Click here for our short film and action guide On August 1st, Korryn Gaines became one of those women.

Gynnya McMillen died alone in a Kentucky detention center cell. Racial Equity Institute – optimizing institutional outcomes for everyone! The New Jim Crow. Required reading if you’re trying to understand what it’s like to be Black in America – Medium. Writer’s Note: This post is being continuously updated.

Required reading if you’re trying to understand what it’s like to be Black in America – Medium

The latest update comes just after the release of footage of the fatal shooting of Terrence Crutcher. As a Trinidadian immigrant, I’m sometimes hesitant to speak about issues in the U.S. because I’m not American and I didn’t grow up here. But in America, I am black, I have a mixed race daughter, and this has become our struggle. I have had tearful conversations with dear friends and written painful letters to family about what that’s like. I have shared much of this publicly on how white journalists can respond, read everything I possibly could to get a fuller understanding of what has been happening and its impact on the Black community. Understanding has been a journey for me, too. So much has been said, far, far more eloquently than I could ever express. Many of these I’ve shared on social media, but here’s a round up of some of the pieces I’ve found most impactful. Please read. On the Black experience. KING: Police brutality fix needs change in systems racial makeup. Today kicks off Part 1 in a 5 week, 25-part series exploring solutions for police brutality in America.

KING: Police brutality fix needs change in systems racial makeup

The problem is actually deeply entrenched and amazingly complicated. It has no quick fixes. No one solution will solve the problem. Instead, it must be tackled from dozens of different angles, but as a part of one comprehensive plan. This series will lay out that plan with reasonable, achievable solutions that will drastically reduce police brutality in our lifetime. It's hard not to be reactionary with police brutality. Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus. Permissions Agreement Disclaimer Black Lives Matter Syllabus is the intellectual property of instructor Frank Leon Roberts.

Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus

This means that material compiled in this syllabus should not be duplicated without proper citation and attribution. Duplicating this syllabus verbatim or nearly-verbatim (i.e. its description, subject headings, weekly topics, or configuration of reading material) without proper attribution is an act of intellectual dishonestly. If you are planning on adopting this syllabus for a course of your own: Be sure to include the following disclaimer statement at the top of your syllabus: “This syllabus is an adoption of the course, “Black Lives Matter” designed by Frank Leon Roberts ( at”

University instructors who attempt to adopt this course without proper attribution should expect to be contacted and reported to their Provost and/or the Department Chair at their home institution. MLA Citation: Roberts, Frank Leon Roberts. Fatal force: A Washington Post investigation of people shot and killed by police in 2016 - Washington Post. Fatal NYS Prison 'Shower Bath' Example of Waterboarding 1858 Style? The fall 2007 U.

Fatal NYS Prison 'Shower Bath' Example of Waterboarding 1858 Style?

S. Senate confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Michael B. Mukasey to become the Attorney General focused considerable attention on the issue of waterboarding as an interrogation technique against suspected terrorists. The use, abuse and eventual banning of the so-called “shower bath” as a disciplinary practice at New York State penitentiaries has been detailed in both images and texts displayed for several years on this New York Correction History Society (NYCHS) web site.

NYCHS has now added to its texts and images about “shower baths” an illustrated 1858 article about the death of an Auburn inmate as a result of undergoing a “shower bath.” This addition was made possible by Bill Hecht who has contributed a long line of high-density digital scans to our web site. DPIC. Women and the Death Penalty. Facts and Figures Background State Breakdown of Death Sentences for Females Current Female Death Row Inmates List of Females Executed from 1900-Present Articles and Resources.

Women and the Death Penalty

StudyGuide. The Sentencing Project Home. The Sentencing Project.