Ko Bragg is a former general assignment reporter for The 19th. She previously worked at The Appeal, Frontline/PBS and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.
A woman-majority jury convicted Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd
After nearly a month of testimony, a mixed-race jury of seven women and five men found the former police officer who killed George Floyd guilty on three counts.
Four girls testified in the Derek Chauvin trial. Here’s what they told the jury.
“When I look at George Floyd, I look at my dad,” said Darnella Frazier, who filmed the viral video of George Floyd’s death.
Ayanna Pressley wants girls of color to stop being punished disproportionately
Black girls are suspended six to seven times as often as White girls. Pressley’s legislation aims to disrupt the school-to-confinement pipeline.
‘WAP’ and the politics of Black women’s bodies
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit song and Grammy performance mirrors how millennial Black women are challenging respectability politics, says hip-hop scholar Aria S. Halliday.
‘We keep it alive in our culture’: The legacy of U.S. policy, violence against Asian American women
Scholar Catherine Lee on how the gendered origins of immigration law in the United States, the over-sexualization of Asian women and white supremacy live on today.
Her son couldn’t breathe. Advocating for equitable health care made this mom feel like she couldn’t either.
Amira Carson-Carey has spent the past year fighting for equitable health care for her infant son — from repeat heart surgeries to COVID infections — amid a pandemic and a summer of racial reckoning.
“There’s so much death around”: Eight women reflect on one year of COVID-19
A year after the start of the pandemic, women describe their lives on the front lines, the losses they’ve endured and the ways in which they are forever changed.
‘It was just horrifying’: Meghan and Harry’s viral interview sparked emotions for Black women
The Duchess of Sussex’s experience with mental health crises, racism and tense family dynamics resonated.
‘Can't wait to tell my grandkids I was here’: The women arrested for storming the Capitol
Court documents reviewed by The 19th began to paint a picture of women’s roles and intentions during the insurrection.
Courts asked to analyze ‘undue burden’ of Florida’s felony disenfranchisement law on Black women
New filings in the nation’s sole 19th Amendment felony disenfranchisement suit seek acknowledgement of historical and economic factors that impact Black women in particular.