Women’s March Co-President Tamika Mallory’s public image has been taking a drumming all week since news broke of her attendance at the Nation of Islam’s annual Saviour’s Day, during which Minister Louis Farrakhan delivered a speech with anti-Semitic commentary.
Women showed up and made their voices heard again at Women’s Marches across the country over the weekend. But The Root wanted to know whether the movement was truly inclusive.
Fashion has always been a frontline method of communication for me; it’s one of the ways I telegraph my mood, my power and my place in the world. And fashion was one of the many weapons used by women during the 2018 Women’s March, where marchers were clad in everything from baby booties to jackboots.
Whether it’s been saving Congress from Roy Moore’s disgusting ass, or Oprah’s inspiring speech during the Golden Globes that led to social media chants of #Oprah2020, or Beyoncé just being Beyoncé, black women are clearly the backbone of the American conscience.
Women’s groups around the country are gathering again this weekend to recognize the anniversary of the Women’s March, a nationwide mass protest that became the largest demonstration in U.S. history.
There’s another social justice march this weekend, and black women are refusing to be left behind. The March for Black Women will take place Saturday in Washington, D.C.—smack in the middle of the March for Racial Justice.
Black women have never labored under the assumption that all womanhood is created equal in a white supremacist society.
They came. They saw. They marched. Did you?
Angela Peoples did not come to the Women’s March on Washington to play. The 30-year-old co-director of the LGBTQ equality organization GetEqual came to Saturday’s massive protest against Donald Trump to tell the truth. Marching in a sea of white women, Peoples wore a hat that read, “Stop Killing Black People,” and…
Jessica Williams is anything but average. And her mother made her realize that a long time ago after she stopped doing homework for school and thought getting C’s on her report card was acceptable.
Singer-actress Janelle Monáe said a prayer with her fellow performers before taking the stage to raucous cheers at Saturday’s Women’s March, which drew a gargantuan crowd that packed the National Mall from the streets east of the U.S. Capitol all the way west past 17th Street.