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How ‘Roots’ Reverberated in Africa

When the landmark TV miniseries Roots premiered to a U.S. audience of almost 100 million viewers in January 1977, the West African nation where author Alex Haley purportedly found his ancestor Kunta Kinte—The Gambia—did not yet have a national television
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Why I Will Never Stop Talking About My Abortion

Renee Bracey Sherman is a never-ending resource of information when it comes to the current political fight for abortion rights in the country. She’s currently a Policy Representative at the National Network of Abortion Funds, and on the board of
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How Abortion Storytelling Was Born

(Photo Credit: MrTinDC) In 1970, Emily Jane Goodman was a young attorney who got pulled into a landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban. The case, Abramowicz v. Lefkowitz, had an unusual legal team for the time (all women, 
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Who Should Speak Up About Abortion Access?

Sharing my story has been a freeing and empowering experience that I wouldn’t change for a minute. But being a biracial black woman who tells the world about her abortion brings on a litany of racist and sexist epithets that
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