Body Cameras Won't Keep Folks Safe: Police Officers Killed Alton Sterling

His death is the 558th fatal police shooting this year. Read more »

Leaders Speak Out Against Co-Opting #BlackLivesMatter to Push Anti-Abortion Laws

Reproductive rights and racial justice are linked in crucial ways.  Read more »

Beyonce's "Formation" Is a Celebration of Unapologetic Blackness

The song and video are a scathing visual response to #AllLivesMatter. Read more »

How Can Stephen Colbert Address White Privilege? "Use Your Resources to Make Space for People"

Black Lives Matter activist and organizer DeRay McKesson was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. McKesson... Read more »

Backtalk: Bill Cosby & Tamir Rice

On Backtalk, Bitch editors Sarah and Amy talk about pop culture news of the week. This week, they grapple with what we can all learn from one of the many sexual assault accusations against Bill Cosby finally resulting in criminal charges and discuss how deaths like Tamir Rice's don't get... Read more »

Chi-Raq, Thou Art a Trashpile

The new Spike Lee film misses a chance to satirize our violent society. Instead, it's just a jumbled mess.  Read more »

Almost Every Other Day, a Police Officer Loses Their Badge for Engaging in Sexual Misconduct

No official organization keeps track of how many police officers commit sexual assault on the job. So the Associated Press spent a year collecting their own numbers. During a six-year period alone, 1,000 officers lost their badges for sexual misconduct—and that's only the ones we... Read more »

The Deaths of Sandra Bland & Kindra Chapman Reflect How the Justice System Sees Black Women

“The justice system is not something we can view in isolation. It is an extension and reflection of some broader decisions we're making as a society.” Read more »

Backtalk: Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck" & the Problems With #AllLivesMatter

On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss pop culture of the week, offering feminist analysis on the issues, people, and media that are... Read more »

Taking Down the Flag Doesn't Signal the End of White Supremacy

Today, the Confederate flag finally comes down from outside the South Carolina capitol building.  Read more »


Sister Soldiers: On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

A new Black liberation movement is in the process of formation, spurred by collective outrage. Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »