Meagan Matters: Police Murder of Black Women Ignored by Corporate Media, Activists

No Sellout

This column appears in the May 7 – 14 edition of the Hartford News…

“Sexism impacts every aspect of black women’s lives, including how we’re treated, or not addressed, in media after our deaths. Yet our experiences with law enforcement are very similar to that of black men.” ~ Evette Dione,

Meagan Hockaday, Tanisha Anderson, Yvette Smith, Miriam Carey, Shelly Frey, Darnisha Harris, Malissa Williams, Alesia Thomas, Shantel Davis, Rekia Boyd, Shereese Francis, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tarika Wilson, Kathryn Johnston, Alberta Spruill, Kendra James. This is just a partial list of Black women who have been murdered by police officers. Meagan was shot to death March 28 by an Oxnard, California cop in front of her children. Misha Charlton, Meagan’s sister, has been working tirelessly to raise awareness about her sister’s murder; no national mainstream media outlets have reported on this story.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz broke down the information on…

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