Erica Garner

'Grab 'em by the patriarchy': Madrid joins global women's march

Madrid Resistance, a group of social activists launched by Americans in the wake of the Trump presidency, organized the demonstration. The rally was …

Spain

This Photo Of Me At The Women's March Went Viral And Changed My Activism Forever

Being black in America is hard. Being a woman in America is hard. Being a black woman in this country is an exercise in ongoing frustration and fear.<p>When Donald Trump was elected to office last January, I was on high alert, afraid that I was in imminent danger due to both my womanhood and my brown …

Feminism

Black Women Are Dying From a Lack of Access to Reproductive Health Services

Like much of U.S. history, the story of <i>Roe v. Wade –</i> a landmark Supreme Court ruling and victory for women’s health — is complicated by who was left …

Rights & Freedoms

Beyoncé, Serena, Erica: We Need To Talk About Black Mothers And Mortality

When Beyoncé Knowles gave birth to Blue Ivy in 2012, everyone got really excited about her rental of a private "executive birthing suite" at Lenox …

Pregnancy

The Dynamic Life of Lorraine Hansberry

New documentary "Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart" shows that the beloved writer is far more than just one play.<p>Here is what I can remember about Lorraine …

Black History

Eric Garner's mom says NYPD is blocking charges against Pantaleo

A civilian police misconduct board is prepared to move forward with charges against the cop who killed Eric Garner — but the NYPD is blocking the …

Policing

Serena Williams Lived, But Racism in Medicine Is Killing Black Mothers

After Serena Williams gave birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., via emergency C-section on September 1, she joined a growing number …

Pregnancy

BLM Co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors says too many black mothers are dying after labor: ‘We’re dying because of the stress of racism’

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter says she knows firsthand the mistreatment and pain many black women face while …

Black Lives Matter

6 Wow-Worthy Moments from the NAACP Image Awards

The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards were broadcast live on TVOne Monday, Jan. 15 and all the biggest and brightest in Black Hollywood showed up. …

NAACP Image Awards

Police violence kills women like Erica Garner through trauma, pain, and loss

• <b>Erica Garner, the daughter of the Staten Island man who was killed by a police officer who placed him in a chokehold, died at the end of 2017.</b>• <b><br>Her death has turned attention toward the indirect and often deadly secondary effects of police violence on people's mental and physical health.</b>• <b><br>People living</b> …

Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s mother shares advice for keeping black boys safe

<i>TheGrio</i> spoke with <b>Gwen Carr,</b> the mother of <b>Eric Garner</b> and grandmother of <b>Erica Garner</b>, on the red carpet at the NAACP Image Awards on Monday …

Black Lives Matter

Green Mountain College's annual MLK Celebration

Attendees at Green Mountain College’s MLK Celebration: Freedom From Oppression event rally on the steps of Ames Hall on Monday during a speech from …

HBCUs

If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, politicians would denounce him

Modern day Republicans and Democrats often speak as if they love King, even as they excoriate the real heirs to his legacy<p>Today is the day American many politicians pretend to care about the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr, one of the wisest souls who attempted to save this sorry nation. …

Opinion (UK)

On MLK Day, New York’s Political Heavyweights Vow to Fight Trump

At Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, New York’s highest-ranking officials vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s …

New York City Politics

Tommy Lawrence: Former Liverpool and Scotland goalkeeper who was a mainstay of Shankly’s side in the 1960s

“Back on yer bloody line, Lawrence!” The advice came from the all-singing, all-swaying Kop when Tommy Lawrence began patrolling the outer limit of …

English Premier League

What Serena Williams' Birth Story Says About Racism in Health Care

Institutionalized sexism and racism put black women's lives at risk, say maternal health and racial justice advocates.<p>Having a baby can be one of the most terrifying experiences a woman ever endures—she is, after all, literally pushing another human out of her body. And Serena Williams’ recent …

Serena Williams

Why Serena Williams’ Scary Birth Story Would Likely Have Been Worse If It Were Yours

In this month’s issue of <i>Vogue</i>, tennis star Serena Williams chronicles the frightening circumstances behind her daughter’s birth two months ago. …

Conservative View

Serena Williams’s Birthing Nightmare Is All Too Familiar for Black Women

As a black OB/GYN, I know this first-hand.<p>In a recent candid interview with <i>Vogue</i>, Serena Williams, one of the world’s most elite athletes, shared the circumstances of the birth of her daughter, as well as the multiple complications she experienced after birth.<p>After birthing her daughter via an …

Women's News

Erica Garner

×<p>The All-Nite Images / Otto Yamamoto<p>Erica Garner in 2016.<p>In the final days of 2017, a year rife with political, environmental, and humanitarian …

Eric Garner

Black mothers are dying: the toll of racism on maternal health

First Opinion<p>T<p>he recent, high-profile death of Erica Garner, a 27-year-old African-American mother of two — one of them a 4-month-old infant — is a …

Eric Garner

Matt Taibbi on Misogyny, the Left vs. Free Speech, and the Killing of Eric Garner

Few journalists have tossed more hand grenades or built more of a reputation for themselves than Matt Taibbi, who covers politics and culture for</i> …

Justice

Eric Garner’s dad allegedly assaulted at granddaughter’s funeral

Eric Garner’s father is claiming that a relative conked him in the head with a bottle during his grandaughter’s funeral, police sources said …

New York City

Oprah 2020? A Progressive's Take

biography<p><b>Briahna Joy Gray</b> is a contributing editor at Current Affairs, co-host of the podcast Someone's Wrong on the Internet (SWOTI), and an …

Liberal View

Trump Expands Offshore Drilling in Assault on Biodiversity and Coastal and Indigenous Communities

Bipartisan opposition is growing to President Trump's proposal to greatly expand offshore oil and gas drilling. The reversal of the Obama-era …

Liberal View

NYC activists honor Erica Garner on #PeoplesMonday in march to site of her father’s death

<b>NEW YORK CITY</b> — Erica Garner’s biological family hosted her funeral at First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem Monday night. Garner died on Dec. …

Policing

As Erica Garner Is Mourned, Why Are Black Mothers in New York City Dying at 12 Times Rate of White Mothers?

Nermeen Shaikh is a broadcast news producer and weekly co-host at Democracy Now! in New York City. She worked in research and non-governmental …

Liberal View

Too many black women like Erica Garner are dying in America’s maternal mortality crisis

Garner may have been the victim of the stress of trauma and poor health care for black women.<p>“She was born at seven-and-a-half months, 4 pounds, 11 ounces, but she proved to be a giant,” said Esaw Snipes-Garner. She was speaking about her daughter, activist Erica Garner, who diedDecember 30 after a …

Politics

The intersection of race, power and media coverage after activist Erica Garner’s death

This week, a funeral service was held for Erica Garner, a 27-year-old activist fighting against police brutality who died after suffering a heart attack brought on by an asthma attack. Garner became an activist after her father, Eric Garner, died at the hands of New York City police in 2014.<p>After …

Opinion

Family Of 17-Year-Old Little Rock Teen Fatally Shot By Police Searches For Answers

<b>Charles Smith Jr.</b>, a 17-year-old North Little Rock teen was shot and killed by police on Sunday after a traffic stop quickly turned deadly.<p>But like …

Women of Color

Erica Garner funeral is marred by family drama, grandmother banned from service

<b>Eric Garner</b>‘s mother was kept from attending the funeral of her own granddaughter, <b>Erica Garner</b>, by her daughter-in-law, who was in reportedly charge …

Eric Garner