The countless stories of Black women and girls being killed or made unsafe at the hands of police officers who use excessive force has frequently gone unnoticed.
Even though Black women have been leaders at the forefront of many of our nation’s achievements, when compared to other groups, Black women are disproportionately affected by economic hardship.
Black women and girls represent 30 percent of all women incarcerated but make up just 13 percent of the population.
From lack of attention to diseases that are disproportionately fatal to Black women and girls, to diminishing choice in making decisions regarding their reproductive rights, Black women and girls continue to be overlooked in the discussion on access to quality health care.
Black women are the fastest growing electorate demographic, even though they are often disproportionately affected by voter suppression tactics that limit access to the ballot.