Alberta Spruill

In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]

“While we've witnessed entire cities rise up to resist the murders of Black men, the murders of Black women continue to go largely ignored. It's time to remember and lift up the most marginalized victims of state brutality.”

They gathered in darkness. At around 5:00 am on a foggy, cool San Francisco morning, the women came to paint their bodies, and to participate in a grounding exercise before they began. As the sun rose they took the BART and ventured to Market and Beale. In the 7 o’clock hour, the women stood in formation, […]

If yesterday’s march in New York City is any indication, it appears there’s growing support nationwide for the Baltimore uprising ignited by the death of 25-year-old…