Sikivu Hutchinson: In an era in which African Americans continue to struggle with religious idolatry against a backdrop of socioeconomic and political disenfranchisement, Jonestown illustrates the steep price black folks paid to pursue what they believed would be a path to liberation.
Sikivu Hutchinson: For scores of very young non-binary children, the ability to define themselves for themselves is a radical rebuke of Western Eurocentric power structures that say biology is destiny and queer sexuality should be on lockdown.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The demonization of Ford by the right is yet another indication of how low the GOP fascists are willing to go to gut human and civil rights.
Sikivu Hutchinson: After a sexual assault scandal, American Atheists could have hired Mandisa Thomas, of the national Black Non-Believers organization, but instead chose yet another white man.
Sikivu Hutchinson: Restricting providers from giving women full and accurate information about their options for abortion subverts the very foundation of trust between patient and practitioner.
Sikivu Hutchinson: By gutting the right of unions to be compensated for collective bargaining and organizing, the Janus decision could reverse decades of gains for American workers.
Sikivu Hutchinson: By comparing the decisions of individual women concerning the well being and sustainability of their families with the Nazis’ systematic and coercive project of racial purity, the pope tips his hand as to how highly he regards women as moral agents.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The ubiquitous tents and shambling motorhomes that dot L.A.’s side streets are simply the most glaring symbols of the city’s spatial apartheid.
Sikivu Hutchinson: “After the commencement of the Black Lives Movement, I was questioned about my commitment by several officers. Some asked, “Are you loyal to the Blue or Black?” “Are you down with Blue Lives Matter or Black Lives Matter?”
Sikivu Hutchinson: Outpacing Bush, the Trump administration is shaping up to be the most militantly fundamentalist Christian-aligned administration in American history.
Sikivu Hutchinson: The victories of Jenkins and Cunningham are also significant with respect to the transphobic and homophobic policies of the U.S. Education Department under conservative Christian zealot Betsey De Vos.
An Interview with Author-Activist Andrea J. Ritchie on the Intersectionality of Policing, Black Women, Women of Color, Queer and Trans Communities n her groundbreaking new book, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, Black lesbian activist attorney Andrea J. Ritchie builds on Angela Davis’ vision of feminist abolitionism to provide a […]
t’s Thursday morning and a line of students snakes out of the door of an English classroom and into the breezeway of a South Los Angeles high school. Their backpacks have been dumped on the ground and wrenched open, notebooks spilling out underfoot as school security personnel pace around the students barking out orders. A […]