Sandra Bland

The Texas House County Affairs Committee has reportedly laid the groundwork for a new piece of legislation that would be known as the Sandra Bland Act.

Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case became a rallying call in the push for criminal justice reform after the 28-year-old Illinois woman was […]

On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Mothers of the Movement took the stage to share why they are supporting Hillary Clinton for president during an emotional and heart-wrenching address to delegates. Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland – who was found dead hanging in a jail cell after an “unlawful traffic stop” […]

As the women left the stage, the arena erupted in a "Black Lives Matter!" chant.

According to a lawyer for Bland's mother, Rafael Zuniga admitted under oath that while he wrote that he checked in on Bland before she died, he actually never did.

The inexperienced jailer confessed to Bland's lawyers that he forged jail records -- confirming he'd checked on Bland an hour before her death, when he really had not.

In the wake of intense violence nationwide, we must decide now if we are going to allow systemic violence against marginalized communities to become part of the status quo, or are we going to make a change.

During the remainder of the week, services are scheduled to honor the life of the woman family and friends lovingly called "Sandy."

In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]