As 2015 draws to a close, I can easily list the many incidents of violence inflicted on my communities this year. A series of arson attacks and a recent shooting at Planned Parenthood clinics. A deadly shooting at an African Read More »
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On Thursday the Senate passed legislation to repeal sections of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood by a 52-47 vote. The vote comes less than a week after a gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood Read More »
As state anti-choice legislation shutters abortion clinics, abortion rights advocates say the country is beginning to see the impact on access to safe care. The last remaining abortion clinics in Mississippi and Alabama are just a court decision away from Read More »
While driving through Memphis, Tenn., last spring, Cherisse Scott passed anti-abortion billboards, paid for by Prolife Across America, which stated, “Dad’s princess #︎♥︎beat at 18 days” next to the smiling face of a Black infant. Scott, founder and CEO of Read More »
As the Supreme Court decides whether to hear arguments regarding Texas’ HB 2 abortion omnibus bill, a new report has just been released that shows just how harmful that law may be.
Monday, researchers at the University of Texas’ Texas Read More »
In a five-hour hearing, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards fell under the focused scrutiny of Republican legislators Tuesday as members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee questioned her on the ongoing investigation into the organization’s healthcare work and Read More »
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As the election season drags on, some presidential candidates are spewing comments that aren’t just political fodder for their base, but also dangerous myths detrimental to how we understand important social issues.
I’m not just Read More »
While out shopping in Georgia at my favorite bookstore, the same day the Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors after the mass shooting, a white man in camouflage entered the store openly carrying a gun on his hip.
In my Read More »
The brouhaha over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act has turned the spotlight on two different kinds of red-state hate: first, the discriminatory policymaking that is an obvious specialty of red states, and, second, progressives’ tendency to show disdain for more Read More »
By the time of his death in 2009, New York’s Percy Sutton had long earned his reputation as a pioneer and power broker. Many New Yorkers still remember him as an investor in the famed Apollo Theater and WLIB-AM, New Read More »