Erica Garner

Officer Responsible For The Death Of Eric Garner Will Face Departmental Charges

After the NYPD gave the U.S. Justice Department an ultimatum regarding the Eric Garner case, the NYPD has filed charges against Officer Daniel …

Justice

Officer Who Killed Eric Garner To Face Discipline By NYPD

After a four-year delay, the NYPD is finally ready to take disciplinary action against the cop who killed Eric Garner, the department announced …

Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s Widow Moves Into Dream Home, Says He’s Still Providing For His Family

When Eric Garner was still alive he told his wife, Esaw Snipes, that he would “always” take care of her. Four years later, despite his tragic death …

Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s Widow Moves Into Her Dream Home … Without Her Husband or Daughter

Esaw Snipes, the widow of NYPD choking victim, Eric Garner, whose last words repeated the refrain, “I can’t breathe,” recently moved into a dream …

Eric Garner

Did You Feel Betrayed by Trump’s Press Conference with Putin? That’s a Taste of How Black People Feel Every Day.

It was not the first time I’d seen a government official stare right into the camera and say that up was down, left was right, and one plus one no …

Justice

NYPD Will Pursue Internal Charges Against Officers In Eric Garner's Death

Four years after Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by a police officer on Staten Island and died, the New York Police Department says it will pursue disciplinary actions against officers involved in the case. Police had postponed the move out of deference to a Justice Department inquiry.<p>The …

Justice

Welcoming A New Age Of Badass Black Women Protesters

I took this photo of Erica Garner laying in the spot where her father was killed. It was 12/11/14, and she was staging a "die in" for him. Now she …

Women of Color

“Sometimes I just switch everything off,” says Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has spent years speaking about feminism, inspiring activists for gender equality all over the world. Speaking on the sidelines of the Chatham House annual conference in London last week, she shared an important but overlooked aspect of being a successful …

Feminism

Mental Health Impact of Police Shootings of Unarmed Black People

<i>The Lancet</i> has published new research on the link between police shootings and mental health. The study found police shootings of unarmed black …

Mental Health

Garner, Erica Gwen-Elise Snipes (1990-2017) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Image Ownership: Public domain<p>Erica Garner was an activist, writer, and leader in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Garner was thrust into a …

Eric Garner

Life and Death Choices: Black Women and Childbirth

If the reason that black women and babies are dying at much higher rates is largely attributed to institutional racism and the stress that our bodies …

African-American News

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms makes Essence magazine’s ‘Woke 100’ list

Since 2017, Essence magazine has honored influencers for its “Woke 100 Women” list, and this year, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms made the …

Keisha Lance Bottoms

Federal Civil Rights Prosecutors Have Recommended Charges In The 2014 Death Of Eric Garner

Just over three years after a grand jury decided not to indict New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charges in the matter. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, three current and former …

Justice

Erica Garner Posthumously Wins Shorty Award for Social Media Activism

Erica Garner—activist, organizer, writer, comrade, sister, mother and daughter—is the recipient of the 2018 Shorty Award for social media …

Social Media

Erica Garner wins 'Shorty Award' for social media activism

The legacy of <b>Erica Garner</b> lives on.<p>This weekend, the activist, organizer, writer, and daughter of <b>Eric Garner</b> was posthumously honored with the 2018 …

Social Media

Introducing ‘Wellbeing and Social Change,’ a Special Section About Resilience and Leadership

When you’re on the front lines of change, prioritizing your own wellbeing is essential.<p><i>by</i><p>Making the world a better place shouldn’t require …

Self-improvement

The life of an activist — fighting for change, and paying the price

She lay curled in bed for days, paralyzed by the stresses of a life that she felt had chosen her as much as she had chosen it.<p>About three years …

Justice

Black Lives Matter advocates battered by stress of activism

She lay curled in bed for days, paralyzed by the stresses of a life that she felt had chosen her as much as she had chosen it.<p>About three years earlier, the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., had spurred Ashley Yates into activism. She would evolve from street protester in her …

Black Lives Matter

Microaggressions don't just 'hurt your feelings'

In America, overt racism and discrimination are easy to spot: White supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Va.; fabricated claims of white people being attacked at <i>Black Panther</i>; hate crimes, like that of the Oklahoma man convicted earlier this month of murdering his Lebanese neighbor.<p>But there …

Psychology

Esaw Snipes Reflects on Deaths of Erica and Erica Garner: ‘It’s Still Surreal to Me’

Eric Garner died in July of 2014 during a confrontation with two police officers, and weeks later, the New York City medical examiner’s office …

Offbeat News

Erica Garner’s Mother Remembers Daughter In First Interview: 'She Lived Her Life On Her Own Terms'

Eric Garner’s widow opened up to <b>The View</b> about how her family is coping with two tragedies in her first interview since the tragic death of her …

Women of Color

Eric Garner's widow Esaw Snipes talks death of her daughter, how their family is coping with tragedy

Snipes joins "The View" to give an update on how her family has been coping with the loss of Eric Garner in 2014, then daughter Erica Garner last …

Eric Garner

Living with the constant threat of death as a Black American

It was in a cramped bar in 2016 that I told my friend that I would die at a young age. I’d had a few drinks, but I had a lot more anxiety. Anxiety …

Bernie Sanders

Exploring African Americans' High Maternal and Infant Death Rates

Laurel Wamsley, “Erica Garner, Who Became An Activist After Her Father’s Death, Dies,” NPR, December 30, 2017, available at …

CDC

Black women are building democracy in America

If we look at black-led movement history in the United States and beyond these borders, we will find black women at the forefront of change and …

Political Science

[REPORT] Stress from Racism Linked to Maternal and Infant Mortality for Black Women

Reseachers investigate the impact of discrimination on the growing crisis.

African-American News

Erica Garner Secretly Recorded A Meeting With The Department Of Justice In June 2017

On June 21, 2017 activist Erica Garner, her mother Esaw Snipes, grandmother Gwen Carr and Rev. Al Sharpton met with representatives of the U.S. …

Justice

Blavity publishes Black Lives Matter activist, Erica Garner's final essay

<b>Erica Garner</b>, strident activist and mother, passed away suddenly from heart complications at the age of 27 on December 30 last year. Before she …

Black Lives Matter

Erica Garner Taped Meeting With Justice Department Officials

Source: Andrew Burton / Getty<p>Secretly recorded video of a meeting between <b>Erica Garner</b> and members of the Department of Justice has been …

Hair Care

Erica Garner Secretly Recorded Justice Department Meeting On Father’s Chokehold Death

Source: NBC NewsBefore her untimely death on December 30, <b>Erica Garner</b> had met with U.S. Justice Department officials and secretly recorded the …

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