Revisiting a “cultural value” among Latin@s and an interview with documentarian Erica Fletcher who created a film Marianismo about Latinas living with HIV.
Like in so many other American home-places, black and white Mississippians see things differently, and, consequently, vote differently. As Mississippians proved last night, when things get really, really bad, together, we get our act together; we overcome. Now we all need to keep working to overcome exclusionary voter ID laws.
Latino Heritage Month is in October, so we are a bit late, but the issues no less pertinent.
In Mississippi, two ballot initiatives threaten the health and lives of women across the state, and the disenfranchisement of the largest bloc of voters in the state. A campaign based on a reproductive justice model can defeat both.
A series for Latino Heritage Month which will highlight Latin@s who impact the reproductive justice movement in various ways.
A bill supported by conservatives and progressives is now facing very serious opposition from a small but powerful group who stand to lose some autonomy in the workplace if this bill passes. Unless we show Governor Brown that California will not accept the blatant abuse of pregnant women, I’m afraid the bill will be vetoed.
Wendell Pierce, actor and native New Orleaner, talks about the recovery in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and his new effort to bring supermarkets to the underserved population of the city in the hopes that rebuilding a community from the bottom-up may protect the unprotected, discriminated-against, and impoverished New Orleaners from disaster in the future.
On the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans and with the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaching, Melissa Harris-Perry points out that while America has learned some short-term lessons, the long-term lessons about the vulnerability of American institutions have gone largely unaddressed.
Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice.
Until we find a way to respond to media’s discriminatory assumptions about immigrants, they will continue to spread, and the dialogue around immigration and gender could stay on it’s dead-end course in the public realm.