Monique W. Morris

Defender of Black Women and Girls

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D.C. Policy Meeting Emphasizes Black Girls’ Educational Needs

In Washington Monday, the focus was on the well-being of Black girls and the advancement…

Women Should Also Count in the President’s Reintegration Initiative

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced a series of important efforts to improve the…

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?

With more than 2.4 million people in jails and prisons, the United States spends $80…

Sexual Violence and the Criminalization of Black Women and Girls

Last week, the Human Rights Project for Girls, Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality,…

[SCOTUS MARRIAGE RULING] Love Matters—Not Just in Marriage

Love wins. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to…

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3 Ways You Can Help Children with Incarcerated Parents

There are an estimated 2.7 million children of incarcerated parents in the United States. Black…

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Mothering in the Face of Incarceration

Mass incarceration. We’ve heard the data on disparities so much that many of us can…

Breaking Up with Black Girl Fights

A 15-year-old girl was recently pummeled by six young women at a McDonald’s in Brooklyn.…

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BLACK GIRLS MATTER

“Got right in front of my school, the long line for the metal detector. It…

Can ‘Restorative Justice’ Save Black Kids from Suspensions?

President Obama’s recent State of the Union address presented an exciting narrative of American progress, particularly…

Why the US Needs a Truth and Reconciliation Commission NOW

Oscar Grant. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Amadou Diallo. We speak these names and instantly feel the…

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What the Midterm Election Meant for Black Women

A recent report by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies predicted that while…

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Black Girls and 20 Years of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policies

Atiya Haynes, a high school honor student in Michigan, was recently suspended for the remainder of…