PoC News in America

This past week, the internet was abuzz with the racist Star Wars boycott news, but we were too busy appreciating the cuteness of the cast celebrating the trailer.

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PoC News in America

Busy week this week with groundbreaking Emmy wins, to the Papal visit, to this moment of peak whiteness, and Beyonce slaying at everything because she’s Beyonce. Let’s get to it.

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Saudi Women Take The Keys

“My wife is ready to go to prison without fear,” tweeted Mr. Al Qahtani. Meanwhile his wife, Maha, tweeted her adventure of driving down King Fahd Road. “I decided the car was mine,” she wrote. Like many other Saudi women, Maha spent Friday the 17th protesting the decades-long ban on women driving within the kingdom. But the women protesting want to make one thing clear: the 17th is not just a day of demonstration, it is the day they kick off civil disobedience, and they’re refusing to let up until the archaic law is lifted. Read More Saudi Women Take The Keys

Saudi Women Get Behind the Wheel

Imagine living in a country where you were not allowed to get behind the wheel of a car. Even further, you were banned from taking public transport because the segregation of the sexes made it immoral to be jammed into a hot bus next to your male compatriots. No, to get around you either needed a male member of your family or a professional driver to cart you to and from work. Well, for millions of women living in Saudi Arabia, this is just everyday life. Read More Saudi Women Get Behind the Wheel

Badass Ladies Of History: Melba Pattillo Beals

With recent school cuts and the continuing onslaught on education in America, one can always be reminded of how much we still need to work towards the intended goals of 1954’s Brown v. Board of Education. Read More Badass Ladies Of History: Melba Pattillo Beals

Ida B. Wells Barnett’s Journey From Teaching To Activism

Seventy-two years before Rosa Parks and the NAACP desegregated public transportation in Montgomery, Alabama, a 21-year-old teacher attempted to do the same in Tennessee ““ twice. You may have heard the name of Ida B. Wells Barnett, the journalist, suffragist, and founding member of the NAACP, but before she became one of the early twentieth century’s most prominent civil rights leaders, she was a very young teacher on a train.

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