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Is There No Room for Black Women in the Rape and Alcohol Debate?

The New York Times' October 23 Room for Debate feature on college women, alcohol, and sexual assault.

Media is powerful. It tells us which voices (and bodies) are valued by society. By paying attention to all types of sexual assault survivors, we not only are sending a message to survivors that we believe they matter—we are also telling rapists that they will not get away with assault just by choosing a victim of a certain race.

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Straight Hair Is Not the Ideal: Justice for Tiana Parker

When I watched 7-year-old Tiana Parker (above) burst into tears on camera, my heart broke at the sight of a child in such pain. Then I became enraged that a school's policy would hurt a young Black girl for wearing her hair naturally, despite it being short and well-kept.

Over 20,000 people joined me in demanding that the Deborah Brown Community School apologize to Tiana Parker, who was sent home for having dreadlocks, and change its racist policy. And our voices were heard.

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Can’t Attend Today’s Rally? How You Can Still Stand With Texas Women

Texas rally sign reads "come and take it" with uterus silhouette

At this very moment thousands of activists are at the Texas Capitol to stand with Texas women and the right to control their own bodies. While many of us cannot be there, there still ways to show your support of the efforts. Here three organizations to support dedicated to reproductive access in the state of […]

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Major Anti-Rape Group Praises DNA Ruling, But What About its Impact on People of Color?

Attorneys for reproductive health-care providers in Texas filed an emergency petition with the Roberts Court Monday morning as a health-care crisis grips the state.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that police officers can collect DNA samples from people who have been arrested for (but not convicted of) a serious crime. Many rape survivors rejoiced. But I was not one of them.

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Dear E.W. Jackson: Giving Me Birth Control Access Isn’t the Same as Burning a Cross on My Lawn

How, pray tell, is allowing low-income women of color non-judgmental access to birth control more dangerous than a group of terrorists who would burn a cross on my lawn?

The Republican Virginia Lt. Gov. candidate said Planned Parenthood has been “far more lethal to Black lives than the KKK ever was.” How is allowing low-income women of color non-judgmental access to birth control more dangerous than a group of cross-burning terrorists?

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Tweet Roundup: The Hard Facts About the #Gosnell Trial

On April 16, 2013 RH Reality Check livetweeted during its call to help journalists and bloggers get a full accurate picture of the Kermit Gosnell trial. Here are the highlights.

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