On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here's what's on our radar!

Baltimore reached a settlement with the family of Freddie Gray: The city is paying $6.4 million for the in-custody death of the 25-year-old. This doesn't affect the criminal charges facing the six police officers involved in his death. [NPR] 

• After Labor Day, reflect on how Black women are driving American labor unions—but they're not necessarily in charge. [Jezebel]

• This weekend, hundreds of women gathered in Chihuahua, Mexico to protest the government's lack of response to missing and murdered women. [TeleSur]

• Germany's vice chancellor says his country will accept 500,000 migrants fleeing violence in Iraq and Syria every year for several years—the United States has committed to accepting only 1,500. [New York Times] 

• Today is Native Women's Equal Pay Day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. [AAUW] 

A new book, $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, discusses how policy has made it so that those who need welfare most are unable to get it. [The Atlantic]

Should the First Amendement be invoked when it comes to religion and child welfare? [Pacific Standard]

• A perspective on language and gender from a woman who stutters. [Broadly]

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by Kjerstin Johnson
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Kjerstin Johnson is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is the former editor in chief of Bitch. She tweets at @kajerstin

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