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Maternal Justice

“Would I ever ...be able to kiss my wife again and tell her I love her?"

September 8, 2017
Police brutalizing Black people is endemic in the United States. This disturbing practice continued last Saturday when the Las Vegas police terrorized 6'4 ft, 274 lbs NFL star and father of three young girls, Michael Bennett, who plays for the Seahawks. Using excessive force, the officers...
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Birth Control Coverage is in Jeopardy, and This is a HUGE Problem

September 5, 2017
The Affordable Care Act’s mandate that Marketplace plans and all new private insurance plans , from 2012 on, cover birth control without requiring a copay or coinsurance is a critical component of the health care legislation. This mandate has made it possible for women to obtain highly effective...
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Detained, pregnant and in jeopardy

September 1, 2017
Maria Solis, a 28-year-old pregnant mother of three who is married to a US citizen, has spent over four weeks at Otay Mesa detention center in San Diego, California, where she fears miscarrying due to a lack of access to the prenatal care she needs. Detaining her during her immigration proceeding...
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Wonder Women To The Rescue!

August 28, 2017
On the radio show this week we cover hope and organizing in the time of Trump and the importance of access to birth control and reproductive health services; Black Breastfeeding Week #BBW17; Maternal mortality and the alarmingly higher rate of deaths due to pregnancy related causes amongst Black...
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How a Group of Indigenous Women Runners Triggered a Global Seismic Shift

August 24, 2017
"Whether you were present at Standing Rock or watched on electronic screens around the world, we all felt that energy— we experienced our oneness”
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What happened in Durham

August 22, 2017
Like many people, a week ago I was feeling pretty down about the state of racial justice and just basic humanity in the United States. But then something happened. In response to the hate and violence displayed in Charlottesville, hundreds of Durhamites came together for a huge vigil on Sunday night. Many friends of mine posted pictures and powerful testimonials to the collective love they felt gathered together. But I also noticed that some activists had less satisfied responses, including frustration that the mostly-white event marginalized voices of color and those with more radical tactics. Much of that frustration fed into a Monday demonstration, which had already been planned to take place in front of Durham's old courthouse, where there was a confederate monument with an inscription to "the boys who wore gray."
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#MilitaryMonday: Postpartum Depression, Putting the Pieces Back Together

August 21, 2017
Recently I went to a local Modern Quilt Guild’s meeting. It was a “sit’n’sew” meeting, meaning women can sew together for 5 hours, with no other distractions. Boy, did I love the sound of that, just me, my sewing machine, and new quilting friends. As I sat and listened at the beginning of the...
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Groups Urge Judge to Release Pregnant Black Mother With Medical Complications from Texas County Jail Immediately

August 21, 2017
Keeping Kandace Washington in jail for months without proper medical care is unacceptable.
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Ways to love someone through their pregnancy plan

August 18, 2017
This piece is published in partnership with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together Program. Pregnancy is one of the most life-changing times in someone’s life — usually in multiple lives. My five year journey into reproductive health was ignited after attending my first birth as a doula (a non-medical...
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UPDATED - VICTORY! We MUST Stand Up for Pregnant Women!

August 18, 2017
Thanks to your signatures, 7.5 months pregnant Kandace Washington was released from jail on bond. Now, your donation is urgently needed. We are fundraising the $1,100 to cover the court and jail fees that it took to free Kandace. Court and jail fees disproportionately prey on low-income communities of color, further perpetuating cycles of poverty.
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