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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. 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 We also are all black. People. 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. Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus. Fall 2016 Downloadable Syllabus.

Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus – Black Lives Matter Syllabus

From the killings of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; to the suspicious death of activist Sandra Bland in Waller Texas; to the choke-hold death of Eric Garner in New York, to the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida and 7 year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones in Detroit, Michigan—-#blacklivesmatter has emerged in recent years as a movement committed to resisting, unveiling, and undoing histories of state sanctioned violence against black and brown bodies.

Our reading material will often be supplemented with live, in-person dialogues with contemporary grassroots activists who are currently involved in the movement. Through our readings and direct engagements with activists on the frontlines, we will ask: How, when, and in what ways is it possible for us to stand in formation against the treacherous legacies of capitalist patriarchal white supremacy? Required Texts 1. Required Films: III. 9/8 Introduction 9/15 Who Are They?

IV. 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 News and Developments - Current Year News and Developments - Previous Years As of January 1, 2016 there were 55 women on death row.

Women and the Death Penalty

In general, both the death sentencing rate and the death row population remain very small for women in comparison to that for men. Sixteen female offenders have been executed since 1976. Velma Barfield in North Carolina on November 2, 1984 - She was in a relationship with Stuart Taylor who was a widower. Karla Faye Tucker in Texas on February 3, 1998 - When she was 13, she began traveling with the Allman Brothers Band. StudyGuide. The Sentencing Project Home. The Sentencing Project.