Bland was jailed after an encounter with a Texas cop over a minor traffic violation. Three days later she was found hanged in her cell.
“She had a way of giving you a blueprint on how to dig yourself out of it and how to turn that rage into something that is purposeful and impactful," says her sister Sharon Cooper in an interview with Broadly.
Because you never know how your visit to Starbucks will end.
Despite the jail failing two recent state inspections, the federal government will allow Waller County deputies to act to a certain degree as immigration officials.
Two years after Sandra Bland's death, the specific impacts of police brutality on women of color remain understudied and underreported. With her forthcoming book, "Invisible No More," Andrea J. Ritchie is working to change that.
Brian Encinia was indicted last year for perjury, but a judge dropped the case in exchange for him never working as a cop again.
Azikiwe Mohammed forges tangible objects to memorialize unarmed black women killed by police officers in the last few years.
'VIRAL: 25 Years from Rodney King' explores what's changed—and what hasn't—in the 25 years since the beating.
The development comes three days after Bland's mother addressed the Democratic National Convention.
From the Congressional Black Caucus and Sandra Bland's mom to Al Sharpton and Harry Belafonte, the Democratic candidates are rushing to lock down key African-American endorsements.