Op-Eds & Short Essays
Solicited & Edited By Kali Nicole Gross: “The Erasure and Resurrection of Julia Chinn, U.S. Vice President Richard M. Johnson’s Black Wife,” By Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, ABWH/Truth Blog, March 3, 2019.
solicited & Edited By Kali Nicole Gross: “Healing, History, and ‘Surviving R. Kelly’,” By Stephanie Y. Evans, ABWH/Truth Blog, January 8, 2019.
Solicited & Edited By Kali Nicole Gross: “Six Hours: R. Kelly and the Contemporary Archive of Violence Against Black Girls,” By Treva B. Lindsey, ABWH/Truth Blog, January 7, 2019.
Solicited & Edited By Kali Nicole Gross: “‘Surviving R. kelly’ in Context: Insights from the HIstory of Black Girlhood,” By Lindsey E. Jones, ABWH/Truth Blog, January 6, 2019.
"True Price of the Bland Settlement and Black Women's Custodial Deaths in Texas," The Huffington Post, September 30, 2016.
"Gross: Justice System Holds No Justice for Black Women," in The Houston Chronicle, September 14, 2016.
"Does Korryn Gaines' Death Mark a Tipping Point?," in The Huffington Post, August 11, 2016.
"Black Queer Woman's Play Reveals Global Biases in Criminal Justice," in The Huffington Post, July 18, 2016.
"Kali Nicole Gross: Snoop Dogg is wrong on 'Roots' but right on TV," in The Dallas Morning News, June 2, 2016; also posted as "Gross: Is Snoop Dogg really wrong on the 'Roots' remake? Maybe, maybe not," in The Houston Chronicle, June 3, 2016; also posted as "Is Snoop Dogg wrong about 'Roots' remake?," in The East Bay Times, June 6, 2016.
"Six Years Later and Still No Justice for Aiyana Stanley Jones," in The Huffington Post, May, 16, 2016; also posted as "Poor treatment of black girls is a stain on America's soul," in The Dallas Morning News, May 18, 2016.
"How Many More Black Women Have to Die in Police Custody?," in The Huffington Post, March 10, 2016.
"Hannah Mary Tabbs: A black murderess in racist 1800s US," in BBC News, February 22, 2016.
"Ordinary Yet Infamous: Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso," in Not Even Past, February 1, 2016.
"The Deadening of Blackness in the Age of Obama," in The Root, January 19, 2016.
“Some might argue that prisoners deserve to be at the mercy of hard-hearted jailers, but this kind of thinking goes against the very founding principles of the nation. The Eighth Amendment makes it plain: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” Being arrested and incarcerated does not negate one’s humanity or one’s civil rights.”— “True Price of the Bland Settlement and Black Women’s Custodial Deaths in Texas ,” The Huffington Post, September 30, 2016.
"No More Jim Crow Justice for Sandra Bland," in The Huffington Post, December 23, 2015.
"#DanielHoltzclaw Split Verdict Is a Travesty and Dangerous," in The Huffington Post, December 11, 2015; also posted on NewBlackMan (in Exile), December 12, 2015.
"60 years after Rosa Parks: the righteousness of black women's outrage," in The Houston Chronicle, December 2, 2015.
"Johnny Manziel and the ways that membership has its privileges," in The Huffington Post, November 23, 2015.
"Now is the time for everyone to stand up for justice for black girls," in The Houston Chronicle, November 2, 2015; also posted as "Teen who stood up to S.C. officer is an example for all of us," in The Dallas Morning News, October 30, 2015; and in The Austin American Statesman, "It's time to speak up for black girls," October 28, 2015.
"Drop the Charges Against the Students in Spring Valley High School," in The Huffington Post, October 29, 2015.
"Black women are Obama's most loyal voters—and his most ignored constituency," in The Washington Post, October 1, 2015.
"Legacies of Limited Justice and the Sandra Bland Case," in The Huffington Post, September 14, 2015.
“Dee Barnes, Dr. Dre and Why We Need to Keep Saying Women’s Names,” in The Root, August 22, 2015.
“Will Sandra Bland’s Case Finally Make Black Women’s Lives Matter?,” in The Huffington Post, July 23, 2015.
“Race, Rape, and the Vagaries of the US Criminal Justice System,” in Gender & Society, Sociologists for Women in Society, July 17, 2015.
“In Response to the #CharlestonShooting,” in Jet, June 18, 2015; reposted in Ebony, “[AME Massacre] As We Grieve for Charleston, Acknowledge the True Culprit” and in The Huffington Post, “Charleston Massacre and Anti-Black State Violence Fueled by the Same Racist Beliefs,” June 20, 2015.
“We Must Make Police Brutality Against Black Women an Issue in 2016,” in The Root, June 10, 2015.
“For Mothers Across America, a Somber Day of Remembrance,” in The American Prospect, May 10, 2015; edited reprint of “This Mourning on Mother’s Day,” in The Huffington Post, May 7, 2015.
“As Jannie Liggons, a grandmother, and brave survivor of Holtzclaw told reporters, after she begged him to stop and feared for her life, in the end it was that the now convicted serial rapist ‘picked the wrong lady to stop.’
Those words are so powerfully true and charged with so many historical legacies that make it nearly impossible for black women to get justice in America. The fact is an earlier victim had come forward. But because she was probably an impoverished, black woman with a criminal record or substance abuse problem, his favored demographic, it was not until Ms. Liggons, an older middle-class black woman with no criminal record, came forward that the case gained legs.”—" “#DanielHoltclaw Split Verdict is a Travesty and Dangerous,” The Huffington Post, December 11, 2015.
“Silence on Black Female Victims Weakens Fight Against Police Brutality,” in The Huffington Post, April 19, 2015.
“Cookie Lyon of Fox’s ‘Empire’ Sheds Rare Light on Black Women’s Incarceration and Reentry,” in The Huffington Post, March 27, 2015.
“Black History Month is a Time to Reckon With Police Bias Against African Americans and Latinos,” in The Huffington Post, February 12, 2015.
“#BlackLivesMatter Should Contend With Community Violence, Too,” in The Huffington Post, January 30, 2015.
“Je Suis Clarissa Jean-Philippe,” in The Huffington Post, January 15, 2015.
“How Do Mothers of Slain, Unarmed Black Daughters Grieve?” in The Huffington Post, December 30, 2014.
“Demands for Justice are Failing Black Women and Girls,” in The Huffington Post, December 11, 2014.
"State Sanctioned Anti-Black Violence and the Deadening of Black Womanhood,” in Warscapes, November 17, 2014.
“Missing Black Women Are Usually Ignored Until Proven Worthy,” in The Root, November 10, 2014.
“Do #BlackLivesMatter? Which Ones?” In The New Black Man (in Exile), October 28, 2014.
“Live From the Ebola Capital of the United States,” in Truthout, 10/25/2014.
“The Criminal Unrapeability of Black Women,” in Ebony, 9/30/2014.
“Black Women Are Already Dead in America,” in The Huffington Post, 9/15/2014.
Gross, K.N., Berry, D.R., Gill, T.M., Jones, I., Sumler-Edmond, J., “Association of Black Women Historians: Open Letter to Fans of ‘The Help,’” 8/18/2011.