Zella Ziona is the 21st Trans Woman Killed This Year, Suspect Arrested

Rico Hector Leblond has been charged with first-degree murder for shooting the 21-year-old.

Kiesha Jenkins The Latest Trans Woman Of Color Killed In 2015


UPDATE: The Trouble With the Sandra Bland Case

Paul Looney, the man running the commission that is investigating Bland’s death: “[The sherriff] can read it or not read it. If he wants to throw the whole thing in the trash can, he can.”

Texas Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested to Carry Her Name

Soon, a whole lot more people will be forced to #SayHerName.

Tamara Dominguez is 17th U.S. Trans Woman Killed in 2015

The Mexican-American transgender woman’s body was found in a church parking lot.

Janelle Monáe and Co. Perform Protest Anthem 'Hell You Talmbout' on 'Today,' Get Cut Off

The Wondaland crew just recorded one of the most life-giving anthems in contemporary activism, but when they tried to explain the song on “Today,” they were cut off. 

Janelle Monáe and Jidenna March for Black Lives in Philadelphia

The Electric Lady and Classic Man led a protest against police brutality in Philadelphia yesterday. 

Raynette Turner: The Latest Black Woman to Die in Police Custody

Raynette Turner was arrested for shoplifting. Two days later, she was dead.

Required Reading: Putting America’s Legacy of Failing Black Women Into Historical Context

The Association of Black Women Historians recommends books to put the current war on black women into historical context.

Bernie Sanders Says Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest was 'Dreadful and Painful'

The presidential candidate also vows to create an agenda that will be “very meaningful” to black and Latino voters.

Man in gray buttonup shirt stands in front of black and white BET step and repeat.

Actor Jesse Williams Breaks Down Sandra Bland and Racist Hypocrisy in 24 Tweets

The actor and activist is no stranger to weighing in on racism, but these 24 tweets might be some of his best statements yet. 

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses Wall Street Corruption Adding To Racial Wealth Gap

Sen, Colorlines’ publisher and Race Forward’s executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

We're Dying Too

The police killings of black women such as Rekia Boyd, Yuvette Henderson and Mya Hall don’t grab major headlines or spark mass marches. With a national day of action and a new report, organizers are demanding that we all pay close attention. Andrea J. Ritchie explains.