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Andrea is a highly respected and sought after media commentator on policing issues, particularly as they affect women and LGBTQ people of color. For media inquiries, contact her at or 646.831.1243 for time-sensitive inquiries.

Tyre Nichols: Advocates Say Police Abolition Is Only Way Forward After Fatal Memphis Police Beating, Democracy Now, February 1, 2023

Aishah Shahidah SimmonsInside Out Radio Show - No More Police: A Case for Abolition, January 23, 2023

The Case for Abolition w/ Andrea J Ritchie, 94.1 KPFA, January 17, 2023

Lexi McMenamin, In ‘No More Police,’ Mariame Kaba and Andrea Ritchie Argue for Abolition, Teen Vogue, January 13, 2023


Podcaast: Pulling Back the Curtain on Police Propaganda with Andrea Ritchie, Pushblack, December 2022


Kelly Hayes, Abolition Is About Escaping the Death Trap of “Normalcy”, TRUTHOUT November 17, 2022

Kelly Hayes, Copaganda Arrests Our Imaginations, TRUTHOUT November 3, 2022

Mariame Kaba & Andrea J Ritchie, Abolition Unfolds One Community At A Time, Next City, October 11, 2022

Sonali Kolhatkar, An Abolitionist Makes a Case for “No More Police”, Yes! Magazine October 3, 2022

Kaitlyn Greenidge, "We Can Do Something Different": Andrea Ritchie and Mariame Kaba on Their New Book "No More Police",Harpers Bazaar, September 30, 2022

Mariame Kaba & Andrea J Ritchie, Reimagining the Commons Is One Step Toward a Future Without Police, Truthout, September 16, 2022

Molly Lipson, Yellowjackets shows a world without police as disorderly. Abolitionists aren't buying it, Scalawag, September 13, 2022

‘No More Police’ Is A Roadmap To A World Without Law Enforcement, Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons, podcast September 6, 2022

No More Police: A Case for Abolition, Rising up with Sonali podcast, September 5, 2022

Mariame Kaba & Andrea J Ritchie, Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police, The Nation, September 2, 2022


Mariame Kaba & Andrea J Ritchie, How Abolition Feminism Fuels the Movement For Black Liberation, Literary Hub, September 1, 2022

Mariame Kaba & Andrea J Ritchie, Reclaiming Safety, Inquest, August 30, 2022

Sam Levin, Police don’t produce safety’: the Black feminist scholars fighting for abolition, The Guardian, August 29, 2022

Kevin Gosztola, Post-Roe Organizing for Abortion Decriminalization: Interview with Andrea Ritchie, Shadowproof, July 10, 2022


Jenna McMurtry, At Scripps conference on abolition, Kaba and Ritchie re-envision 'a liberatory state', The Student Life, April 15, 2022

Amara Mir, Andrea J. Ritchie, LaTosha Brown announced as commencement speakers for Scripps, Pitzer, March 31, 2022

Shatema Threadcraft, Like Breonna Taylor, Black women are often killed in private - even when it's by police, The Washington Post, March 22, 2022


[Audio] LAPD collaterally kills 14-year-old Valentina Orellana Peralta days before Christmas, KPFA, January 18, 2022


Leah Asmelash, Banning uniformed officers at Pride sparks fresh debate over complex issue, CNN, June 1, 2021

[Audio, Transcript available] George Floyd's Impact On The Fight For Racial Justice, NPR interview with Audie Cornish, May 25, 2021

Andrea Ritchie, Mariame Kaba, A World Where George Floyd And Ma’Khia Bryant Would Still Be Here Is A World Without Police, News One, April 22, 2021


Katie Way, The Solution to Violence Against Women Will Never Be 'More Police', Vice, March 19, 2021

Sam Levin, These US cities defunded police: 'We're transferring money to the community', The Guardian, March 11 2021


Diego Tejeda, Attorney and activist Andrea Ritchie talks police violence against women of color, State Hornet, March 8, 2021

Anagha Srikanth, Data shows Black Americans are punished more harshly for COVID-19 violations, The Hill, January 6, 2021


Timothy Colman, Pascal Emmer, Andrea Ritchie & Tiffany Wang,The data is in. People of color are punished more harshly for Covid violations in the US, The Guardian, January 6, 2021


Samantha Michaels, Defund-Police Organizers to Biden: “We’re Not Going Away”, Mother Jones, November 24, 2020


Andrea Ritchie, Building a World Where Breonna Taylor Could Live, Medium, October 27, 2020

Alisha Haridasani Gupta, Since 2015: 48 Black Women Killed by the Police. And Only 2 Charges., New York Times, September 24, 2020


Erin Corbett, What Does Justice For Breonna Taylor Even Look Like Anymore?, Refinery 29, September 24, 2020


Andrea Ritchie & Maurice BP-Weeks, In Calling to Defund Police, Don’t Fixate on Costs of Police Settlements, TruthOut, September 12, 2020


Charise Frazier, New Data On Fatal Police Shootings Shows That Black Women Are Disproportionately Killed By Law Enforcement, Madame Noire, September 9, 2020


Marisa Iati, et al, Nearly 250 women have been fatally shot by police since 2015, Washington Post, September 4, 2020 


Dave Biscobing, Experts: Phoenix police sanitizing lying officer’s sex assault claim, ABC15, September 2, 2020


[Audio] Mental Health First, The Fight for Black Trans Lives, and The 57th Anniversary of The March on Washington, 94.1 KPFA, August 28, 2020

Why Cutting Police Budgets is Harder Than It Sounds, The Crime Report, August 13, 2020

[Audio] Should We Abolish the Police?, ACLU At Liberty podcast, July 24, 2020


Marian Hetherly, Policing Women Part 2: When Black women are criminalized, WBFO NPR, July 21, 2020


Andrea J. Ritchie & Mariame Kaba, We Want More Justice For Breonna Taylor Than The System That Killed Her Can Deliver, Essence Op-Ed, July 16, 2020

[Audio] Author: Black Women's Experiences With Police Brutality Must Be 'Invisible No More', NPR, July 16, 2020

[Audio] Talking about Violence against Black Women and Girls, 94.1 KPFA, July 13, 2020

[Video] What Breonna Taylor’s killing says about police treatment of black women, PBS, June 16, 2020

Keisha N. Blain, A short history of black women and police violence, University of Pittsburgh, June 12, 2020

Esther Wang, Cops Don't Care About Violence Against Women, Jezebel, June 11, 2020

Ben Kesslen, Calls to reform, defund, dismantle and abolish the police, explained, NBC News, June 8, 2020

Alisha Haridasani Gupta, Breonna Taylor's death seems lost in nationwide protests, Star Tribune/ NYT, June 5, 2020

Alisha Haridasani Gupta, Why Aren’t We All Talking About Breonna Taylor?, New York Times, June 4, 2020


[Video] More police funding would 'fuel the uprising,' says U.S. attorney, CBC Morning News, June 2, 2020

Marielle Segarra, Activists propose reforming policing by cutting budgets, Marketplace, June 1, 2020

[Audio] Protests against racist police violence explode across U.S. demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Steven Taylor & Tony McDade — a debrief with Patrisse Cullors, Andrea Ritchie and Alicia Garza, 94.1 KPFA, June 1, 2020

Zeeshan Aleem, Dozens of cities across the country are imposing curfews. Do they work?, Vox, May 31, 2020

Robyn Maynard & Andrea Ritchie, Black Communities Need Support, Not a Coronavirus Police State, Vice, April 9, 2020

[Audio] #FreeBlackMama’s bails out women for Mother’s Day, spotlights over-policing and punishment of black women; Plus: the UpFront Black Girl Magic fund drive special, 94.1 KPFA, May 9, 2019

[Interview] Works of Justice: Author and Advocate Andrea J. Ritchie on State Violence Against Women of Color, Pen America, May 9, 2019

[Audio] Chicago's new loitering law is a police weapon aimed at Black and Brown women, This Is Hell, July 28, 2018

Charise Frazier, Dear Sandra: What We’ve Learned From Your Death After Three Revolutions Around The Sun, Hello Beautiful, July 13, 2018

[Audio] AFROPUNK Solutions Sessions Episode 5: THE TALK, July 4, 2018

[Video] Unfiltered: ‘We need to decrease the power that police officers have over black women.’, Yahoo News, June 28, 2018

Andrea Ritchie, Dajerria Becton Survived a Violent Arrest at a Pool Party and Went Viral, Teen Vogue, June 19, 2018

Jenn Jackson, #SayHerName–Police Violence Against Black Women and Girls: An Interview with Andrea J. Ritchie, AAIHS Black Perspectives, June 11, 2018

[Video] Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas 07: Student Problems, Sidewalk Problems, Misconduct Problems, HBO, May 29, 2018

Jonathan Capehart, Starbucks closes to talk race. We’re open to do the same., Washington Post, May 29, 2018

Victoria Law, [MENTION] Convicted as a Teenager, Abuse Survivor Cyntoia Brown May Have the Chance to Leave Prison, Rewire News, May 23, 2018

Andrea J. Ritchie, States are trying to tackle police sexual violence, but the solutions fall dangerously short, Think Progress, May 10, 2018

Gloria Oladipo, Why We Need To Free Black Mamas for Mother’s Day and Beyond, Wear Your Voice Magazine, May 8, 2019

[Video] NYU Brademas Center Events, UStream TV, May 8, 2018

[Podcast] EPISODE TWENTY-SEVEN | Invisible No More with Andrea Ritchie, Electorette, May 7, 2018

Charise Frazier, SpeakHER Podcast Episode 9: A Week Of Trauma, Hello Beautiful, April 30, 2018

Andrea J Ritchie, Justice for Decynthia Clements: Demanding Safety, Not Police Bullets, for Black Women in Distress, Truth-out, April 11, 2018

Stephanie Long,  Book Ends: Andrea J. Ritchie on ‘Invisible No More’ and the Ongoing Police Sexual Violence Epidemic, Cassius, April 10, 2018

Andrea J. Ritchie, Survivors of Sexual Violence by Police Need More Than a Quick Fix, Rewire News, April 3, 2018

Jonathan Capehart, Police violence affects women of color just as much as men. Why don’t we hear about it?, Washington Post, March 27, 2018

Danielle Butler, #CopsToo: When Police Officers Use Sexual Assault to Terrorize Vulnerable Communities, The Root, March 22, 2018

Regina Mahone, Welcome to Wakanda’: Black Women in the Age of ‘Power Rising, ReWire, February 28, 2018

Gwynne Hogan, Civilian Complaint Review Board Takes On Sexual Harassment and Assault By Police, WNYC, February 15, 2018

Robert Scheer, Time to Talk About Police Violence Against Women of Color (Audio and Transcript), Truth Dig, February 2, 2018

Laura Flanders, [VIDEO] Invisible No More: Andrea Ritchie On The Policing Of Black Women And Women Of Color, The Laura Flanders Show, January 31, 2018

Katti Gray, Invisible No More:’ The Other Women #MeToo Should Defend, The Crime Report, January 30, 2018

Andrea Ritchie, How some cops use the badge to commit sex crimes, Washington Post, January 12, 2018

Victoria Law, [MENTION] Despite Science, Police Still Add ‘Biting’ to Charges Against People With HIV, The Body, December 20, 2017

Sonali Kolhatkar, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, 94.1 KPFA, December 15, 2017

Meghna Chakrabarti, ‘Invisible No More’ Brings Stories Of Police Violence Against Women Of Color To Prominence, WBUR, December 7, 2017

[VIDEO] Andrea Ritchie: Police Violence Against Black Women And Women Of Color, WGBH Forum Network, November 30, 2017

Taya Graham, [INTERVIEW] How Neoliberal Law Enforcement Policies Broke Black Communities by Targeting Women, The Real, November 27, 2017

Why is Police Brutality Against Women So Often Overlooked?, The Real, November 21, 2017

Shree Paradkar, New book ‘Invisible No More’ will change what you think you know about police brutality, Toronto Star, October 31, 2017

The Morning Show, (INTERVIEW) The Faces that Go Unnoticed, Global News, October 27, 2017

Your Morning, (INTERVIEW) A new book takes an in-depth look at police violence and women of colour, CTV, October 27, 2017

Sikuvu Hutchinson, (INTERVIEW) Controlling Bodies: An Interview with Andrea J. Ritchie, The Humanist, November 16, 2017

Rising Up with Sonali, (INTERVIEW) Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, Free Speech TV, October 2, 2017

Andrea Ritchie, Why Young Girls Die Behind Bars, Teen Vogue, October 2, 2017

Zenobia Jeffries, Why Police Violence Against Women of Color Stays Hidden, AlterNet, September 26, 2017

Andrea Ritchie and Monique Morris, Trump agenda spells increased violence for immigrant women, Washington Post-The Lily, September 21, 2017

Blavity Team, These Organizations Are Pushing For More Safe Spaces For Black Women, Girls And Gender Nonconforming People, Blavity, September 15, 2017

Maya Schenwar, Police Union Fought Reforms To Address Sexual Assault by Officers, In These Times, September 14, 2017

Here and Now, ABC 7, (INTERVIEW) Invisible No More, September 10, 2017

Britni Danielle, Reminder: Police Violence Is So Much More Than Cops Shooting Black Men, Splinter News, September 8, 2017

Brandon Tensley, ‘Invisible No More’ Is a Chilling History of Police Violence Against Women of Color, PS Mag, September 6, 2017

Darryl Robertson, V Books: Andrea Ritchie Looks At Police Violence Against Women of Color In New Book, ‘Invisible No More’, Vibe, September 5, 2017

Maya Schenwar, Centering Women of Color Is Key to Understanding and Resisting Police Violence, Truth-Out, September 3, 2017

Adeshina Emmanuel, Q&A: Andrea J. Ritchie on Missing Narratives Around Police Violence, Incarceration, Columbia Journalism Review, August 31, 2017

Krys Boyd, Black and Blue: When Police Hurt Women of Color, Think, August 29, 2017

Aysha White, It’s All Violence, And It’s All Wrong, The Concordian, August 28, 2017

Alana Yu-lan Price and Maya Schenwar, Remaking Media in the Pursuit of Justice, Truth-Out, August 24, 2017

Diannah Watson, Inside Her Story: Author Andrea Ritchie Talks Police Violence Against Black Women, Black America Web, August 22, 2017

Morning Shift, Listen: Book Takes On Violence Women of Color Face From Police, WBEZ, August 17, 2017

Evette Dionne, #SayHerName Lives: Andrea Ritchie on Invisible No More, Bitch, August 16, 2017

Suzannah Weiss, Video Shows Texas Police Performing Disturbing and Invasive Cavity Search on Woman, Glamour, August 16, 2017

Andrea Ritchie, EXCERPT: How black women’s bodies are violated as soon as they enter school, The Guardian, August 16, 2017

Tom Dart, Dashcam video shows police sexually assaulted Texas woman, lawyer says, The Guardian, August 16, 2017

Andrea Marcotte, How cops target transgender people: “They will often read gender nonconformity . . . to embody disorder”,, August 15, 2017

The Takeaway, LISTEN: White Supremacy, Domestic Terrorism Strikes Fear Across America,, August 14, 2017

Zenobia Jefferies, Why Police Violence Against Women of Color Stays Hidden, YES! Magazine, August 10, 2017

Jonathan Capehart, LISTEN: Highlighting Police Violence Against Women Of Color, WNYC: Leonard Lopate show, August 9, 2017

Jenni Berrett, An Interview With Andrea Ritchie, Activist & Author Of Invisible No More, Ravishly, August 9, 2017

Amanda Marcotte, WATCH: Rethinking police violence through the “invisible” experience of women of color,, August 8, 2017

Laura Huss, The Paradox of Black Women and Police Violence: A Q&A With Andrea Ritchie, Rewire, August 3, 2017

Andrea J Ritchie, Female Victims of the War on Drugs, The New York Times, July 21, 2017

Sarah Murk, Popaganda Podcast: Invisibility, Bitch Media, July 20, 2017

Andrea J Ritchie, Why We Need to Focus on How Black Women Are Harmed by Police Violence, Broadly, July 13, 2017

Barbara Gonzalez, Black Girlhood Matters: Experts Weigh In On The ‘Adultification’ Of Our Girls, CassiusLife, June 29, 2017

Tina Vasquez, Advocates: Texas Immigration Law Would Also Affect Black and Trans Communities, Rewire, June 27, 2017

Andrea Ritchie, A Deadly Three Minutes: The Web of Police Violence That Killed Charleena Lyles, Rewire, June 22, 2017

Maura Ewing, ‘We, Too, Are Targets of Police Violence’, Atlantic, June 1, 2017


Andrea Ritchie, Two Years after the Uprising, Black Women’s Experiences of Policing in Baltimore Still Under the Radar, Truthout, April 28, 2017

Providence City Council Passes Ordinance to End Racial Profiling Despite Police Union Opposition, Go Local Prov, April 21, 2017

Maura Ewing, WHO DO YOU CALL WHEN YOUR RAPIST IS A COP?, Pacific Standard, August 16, 2016

Nicole Pasulka, After Pulse Shooting, LGBT Folks Of Color Worry About Increased Police Attention, Code Switch, August 3, 2016

Kimberly Lawson, Video Surfaces Showing Racist Police Comments, Brutal Arrest of Black Woman, Broadly, July 22, 2016

Andrea Ritchie, Black Lives Over Broken Windows: Challenging the Policing Paradigm Rooted in Right-Wing “Folk Wisdom”, Public Eye, July 6, 2016

Christian Coleman, Before and After Sandra Bland: Andrea Ritchie on Black Women’s Experiences With Police Violence, Truthout, April 26, 2016

Victoria Law, The Imprisonment Rate for Black Women is 2X That of White Women, The Public Eye, March 9, 2016

Andrea Ritchie, New Report Centers LGBTQ Experiences of Mass Incarceration, Huffington Post, February 24, 2016

Jason Mast, How prisons hurt LGBTQ people of color, North by Northwest, February 16, 2016

Andrea Ritchie, Beyond One Cop, One Case, One Conviction, self-published blog, January 21, 2016

Steven Yoder, Officers Who Rape: The Police Brutality Chiefs Ignore, Al-Jazeera America, January 19, 2016

Collier Meyerson, The Officer Who Arrested Sandra Bland Could Avoid Jail Time Even if He’s Guilty, Fusion, January 6, 2016

Eesha Pandit, America’s disturbing epidemic of police abuse revealed: “When the person who sexually assaults you is a police officer, who do you call?”, Salon, November 3, 2015

Chaumtoli Huq, Stop Policing Gender Outlaws, Al-Jazeera America, October 14, 2015

Andrea Ritchie, What it Means to Center Black Women’s Experiences of Police Violence, Truthout, September 18, 2015

Noah Remnick, Activists Say Police Abuse of Transgender People Persists Despite Reforms, New York Times, September 6, 2015

Tina Susman, Say Her Name: Black Female Lives Matter Too, LA Times, June 23, 2015

Collier Meyerson, Black Women Speak Out About their Experiences With Police Violence, Fusion, July 1, 2015

Sandra Bland, All in With Chris Hayes, July 22, 2015 (video here)

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