Rarely, if ever, are Black women interviewed in the neighborhoods where they live and asked about a policy’s impact on their lives. As such, I felt it was high time for me to ask Black women in my community about their lived experiences with, and connection to, the laws that secured their right to vote.
The policy changes proposed by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would, among other things, increase Medicaid funding for health-care providers to provide birth control for women patients as well as vasectomies for men.
Organizers thought it was important to incorporate Women’s Equality Day in the Moral Week of Action since many of the policies at issue, including the state’s recent voter identification law, adversely affect women.
Among other things, Ferguson shows us that systemic racial injustice persists, often with “states’ rights” or “local rights” as justification.
Starting on Friday, August 22, a broad coalition of faith, labor, and social justice organizations will hold events in 12 mostly Southern states with a different social justice theme every day.
State officials in Oregon voted to ensure access to a full range of transition-related care for the state’s poorest transgender residents.
The stories of women who participated in focus groups led by SisterSong, included in a new report, convey the gross under-education and discriminatory treatment of Black women living in the South, in particular, where sexual and reproductive health education is nonexistent and stigma is rampant.
As the race for governor heats up ahead of the November election, incumbent Gov. Scott Walker has consistently aligned himself with the Republican Party and against the clear front-runner among Democratic primary candidates, Mary Burke, on issues like Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the economy.
Minority caucuses in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday, the 49th anniversary of the enactment of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, aiming to improve health outcomes for communities of color.
In South Carolina, tens of thousands of Medicaid applications are stuck in processing backlog, leaving residents wondering whether they qualify for the government health insurance.