July 28, 2015

In fight against police brutality, activists urge public to #SayHerName

Campaign asks why more people aren't rallying for the lives of African American women.

In the US, are black women left out of the conversation on police brutality? Less heard of are cases like those of Rekia Boyd, Yvette Smith and Tanisha Anderson - all unarmed black women killed by police. Adding to the list is the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland - a black woman stopped for a traffic violation and later found dead in her jail cell of apparent suicide. We'll hear more about their cases at 19:30 GMT.

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

LaDoris Hazzard Cordell @judgecordell
Former Police Auditor & Judge

Kimberlé Crenshaw @sandylocks
Executive Director, African American Policy Forum

Martinez Sutton @IAmRekiaBoyd
Brother of Rekia Boyd

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