by James Hill
March 28, 2016
The faces and names at the heart of the Black Lives Matter movement have mostly been those of boys and men done wrong by the justice system, but their lives don’t tell the full story. New Jersey Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman sat down with Roland Martin to share how the U.S. government is launching a new effort to look at the specific issues Black women face.
Called the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, this new political caucus is devoted to public policy that eliminates significant barriers and disparities experienced by Black women.
“Just like we are looking at our Brother’s Keeper as a focus on young Black men — young and old actually and what happens to them in our society — we have not done the same with women,” Coleman said. “Our young women need to see examples, not just the First Lady who is a marvelous example, but women in all areas of economic and educational life.”