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Are You a Poderosa? Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice!

¡Soy Poderosa!/ I am Powerful! is a civic engagement campaign created to engage, organize, and lift the voices of the Latina community, regardless of immigration status and ability to vote.

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The Voter ID Struggle in Pennsylvania: Losing ID Is about Losing More than the Right to Vote

Residents of a mobile home park in Jersey Shore, PA speak on their struggle to resist being evicted by the fracking industry.

We’re taking up a collection at my office, here at the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia, PA, for some of our radio producers and campaigners. 

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Health Reform’s Quiet Victory: Pregnancy Assistance Fund Benefits Vulnerable Populations

An under-the-radar provision of the Affordable Care Act, the Pregnancy Assistance Fund, demonstrates the economic justice potential of health reform.

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Who is a “Criminal?” Exclusion of Vulnerable Groups from International AIDS Conference Nothing to Celebrate

Protesters disrupt the panel of US Senators at the Conference. Think Progress.

The definition of criminal offenses, the selective implementation of the law, and the resulting stereotypes generate a self-enforcing loop of discrimination and exclusion to the detriment of all. The exclusion of so many legitimate voices from this year’s AIDS conference is just one example.

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Bill O’Reilly Rails Against the “Black Out-of-Wedlock Birthrate,” Blames Black People for Irresponsibility

Bill O’Reilly, together here with Bernie Goldberg, rants about the “collapse of family” among specifically black Americans. O’Reilly, who has been outspoken in his opposition to birth control, blames the out-of-wedlock birthrate on black people’s irresponsibility. He only once hat-tips to the fact that this is not a racial, but a societal issue taking place among lower classes – and yet he claims that there are absolutely no societal changes that could be made to alleviate it. (via Mediaite)

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Romney Booed by NAACP Crowd

Via CBS News: Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday was met with outbursts of “boos” while addressing the NAACP’s annual conference in Houston, when he mentioned repealing the Affordable Care Act and criticized President Obama, saying he “has not, he will not, he cannot” drive job creation.

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“War on Women” Increasingly Focused on Women of Color and Immigrant Women

VAWA. PRENDA. Aderholt. What do all these words (and acronyms) have in common? They represent the escalating attacks on the health and rights of women of color, and immigrant women in particular.

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Stay Out of My Bedroom: Women of Color Have the Right to Decide If and When to Parent

If you happen to be a woman of color, you simply don’t have any business that is your own, as far as society is concerned. The Jezebel and Welfare Queen stereotypes shape the responses you receive from others when you have a belly full of baby. So, the next time someone asks me how many more babies I’m going to have, I will have to respond with a “Girllllll, stay out my bedroom.”

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Are All Blacks Prejudiced Against All Gays? Beyond the Static View of Race, Sexual Orientation, and Otherness

Prejudice is prejudice, wherever it comes from and whatever form it takes. Respect dictates we treat it as such. 

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On Mothering a Black Boy in America

If you ever want to sleep at night, don’t try raising a black boy in America, because it means not having the luxury of the safety bubble that other parents have around their children, and never having the luxury of being able to sleep at night.

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