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

Reproductive justice leaders continue to speak out against the racist anti-choice billboard campaigns being launched around the country.  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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Dangerous Distortions: Anti-Choice Fascists and Third World Allies

On a recent Los Angeles talk radio show Louisiana state legislator John LaBruzzo lamented the “massacre” of millions of “baby women” by abortion. In this fascist’s warped mind abortion infringes on the civil rights of fetuses.

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Mother’s Day 2011: Why Reproductive Justice Is a Black Thing

Childbirth can be a deadly matter in the U.S., especially if you are middle or working class. But it was when looking at race and income together that one civil rights organization decided it needed a new lens.

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My Blackness Goes Before Me: A Poem and Commentary on Racism and Reproductive Justice

I wrote this poem because I had grown tired of people not seeing me beyond the color of my skin or my “otherness.” I see it being played out on a larger scale as in African-American’s women’s right to choose as exemplified in this article that talks about Anti-Abortion Billboards.

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Film Review: Does “Let’s Talk About Sex” Communicate the Right Messages to the Right Audiences?

The new film Let’s Talk About Sex was created with the intention of sparking public dialogue about and family communication on teen sex and sexuality issues. Here’s my take on whether the film is giving the right message to the right audiences.

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The Persistence of Syphilis and Issues of Health Equity in America

On the horizon is a greater integration of services and population level outcomes with health rather than individual disease case numbers as the sole measure of success or failure.  And syphilis reminds us of why this is so utterly necessary. 

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Racist Anti-Choice Billboards Are Back

If the most dangerous place for a black baby is in a black woman’s womb, then how safe are black children in a black woman’s care?

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Still Seeking Justice: Scott Sisters Freed From Prison But Not Free

Two sisters released from prison on the condition that one give a kidney to the other. Can the government do this?

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Race and Human Trafficking in the U.S.: Unclear but Undeniable

We need to explicitly recognize the connections between trafficking, poverty, migration, gender, racism and racial discrimination to adequately battle and destroy human trafficking in the U.S.

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Black Girl Project

The Black Girl Project premiere screening, coctail and panel discussion Friday August 27, 2010.

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