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Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to Arizona’s Race and Sex Selection Abortion Ban

A bill that would require physicians who provide abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a nearby hospital passed an Oklahoma senate committee Tuesday. The bill appears to be based on model legislation drafted by the anti-choice group Americans United for Life.

A federal court ruled civil rights groups did not have standing to challenge the 2011 law that makes it a felony for a doctor to knowingly perform an abortion based on the sex or race of the fetus.

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Race-based Health Disparities and the Politics of Difference: What Rates of HIV Among Latinos Tell Us

The 10th anniversary of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day reminds us how far we still have to go to address race-based health disparities. But we must keep our efforts trained on the real causes of these statistics: social and economic conditions.

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The Brutal Lust of the “Jigaboo” Fantasy “Mammyfied” Through Fashion

It is my hope that at least, every Black woman who sees these “Mammy” earrings is going to say they are racist without a second thought or question in their mind. Let’s stop being surprised by the ignorance of this country and challenge ourselves to be proactive about our images. The exploitation will continue if we don’t provide an alternative. 

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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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The Hyde Amendment at 35: Lessons for Activists

Rep. Henry Hyde

September 30th is the 35th “anniversary” of the Hyde Amendment. Hyde’s legacy is that pitted women of different economic classes against each other, and resulted in a pattern of trading reproductive health care for other health coverage.

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What’s The Real Problem? Not Listening To Immigrant Women

What’s the real problem? Not listening to immigrant women and hearing what their needs are.

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The Triumph Over Racist Billboards in Oakland: We Did It Together

On behalf of all of us who have worked on the campaign to remove the racist, anti-choice billboards in Oakland, I want to say thank you for all you did. There’s more work to do, but the billboards are gone. And we did it together.

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Chicago Abortion Fund and African American Leaders Criticize Racist Anti-choice Billboard Campaign

The Chicago Abortion Fund is leading the effort to oppose anti-choice efforts to target black and low-income neighborhoods on the south side of Chicago.

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