Social Justice


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is the first major-party nominee in the United States to speak about violence against transgender women of color in a public forum. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Biden Just Took a Stand for Trans Women in a Way That No Presidential Nominee Ever Has

Echoing one of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's primary campaign themes, Biden declared that he would "flat out" change the harmful executive orders President Trump has used to target transgender Americans.

Justice Ginsburg's passing this month has women activists thinking about how to best continue her legacy (Graphic by Desirée Tapia for COURIER)
Not Giving Up: Three Women Activists on Remaining Undeterred in the Fight for Equality After RBG

Women activists working on behalf of immigration reform, period equity, and more share how they're fighting to keep Ginsburg’s legacy alive.

Protests against racial injustice continued this week after a Kentucky grand jury decided not to charge any officers for the death of Breonna Taylor while she slept in her apartment (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Two Advocates Sound Off on the Failure to Charge Breonna Taylor’s Killers and the Path Forward

Despite the lack of justice for Breonna Taylor and the pain that has caused, activists urge the nation to continue fighting racial injustice—that includes speaking out, showing up, and voting.

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The Cost of Racism in the US? $16 Trillion, According to New Study

The vast majority of losses come from loans that could've been provided to Black business owners.

Charlotte Breonna Taylor Protest
PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter Demonstrators Take to Charlotte Streets for Breonna Taylor

The largest city in NC, Charlotte, was one of many cities with a Black Lives Matter protest to demand action on Breonna Taylor's death.

A woman speaks during a protest, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Protests Erupt After Grand Jury Declines to Press Charges for Breonna Taylor’s Death

Anger and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police for Breonna Taylor's death poured into protests in US streets Wednesday.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in 2019 in Iowa. The presidential candidate was in North Carolina Wednesday to talk raising the minimum wage and economic justice, particularly for Black Americans. (Image via Shutterstock)
Joe Biden Promises to Raise Minimum Wage and Invest in Schools During North Carolina Visit

Joe Biden said in North Carolina Wednesday that he would improve the lives of Black Americans through economic and educational programs.