Two years after the Baltimore Uprising in response to Freddie Gray's killing, Black women are still invisible in the conversation about policing in Baltimore and beyond. It's time for local policymakers and activists to take a more expansive vision of police reform to address women's experiences, even as the Department of Justice pulls back from oversight of local police departments.
Republicans are working to gut net neutrality and other protections online, and Democrats are using the issue to drive a wedge between the GOP and voters. Meanwhile, the activists who turned net neutrality into a household name two years ago have vowed to make Republicans pay.
Why are some of us walking that extra mile? We are marching to underscore a specific political message, to make more visible certain sectors of our growing progressive community and to show what a principled coalition looks like in one local context. This year the scope and complexion of the march will change.