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Dear White Women: Top 5 Reasons Why We Need a Black Breastfeeding Week

August 28, 2013
The news had not been posted for two hours before the brouhaha began on Facebook. Yesterday, myself and two of my comrades in the movement to shift breastfeeding culture in the black community, officially announced August 25-31st—the last week of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month—as Black...
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The Politics of Splitting Pills

August 28, 2013
Emergency Rooms and Lack of insurance create a cycle of poverty for the poorest Americans and disparately African Americans. Last week, when former U.S. Senator and current President of the Heritage Foundation , Jim DeMint , confidently stood in front of crowds of Americans touting the benefits and...
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#solidarityisforwhitewomen: Who holds your hands?

August 20, 2013
Earlier this week I watched a hashtag unfold before my eyes and saw firsthand the power social media plays in bringing people together even in the midst of controversy to create awareness and open the lines of communication. Being able to speak on a subject such as intersectionality in a way that...
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The Unspoken Reasons to Keep Moving

May 14, 2013
Popular culture and the fitness industry have distilled physical fitness down to two very superficial motivations: achieving a desired physique aesthetic, and burning calories. For many people, these motivations are enough to get them into the gym, but there are many, many people out there who aren...
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It's time for moms to ask the questions!

October 23, 2012
Are you headed to a town hall event, election forum, or did you just run into a candidate at the grocery store? Take along our handy list of sample questions that you can use to ask the candidates about issues that are important to women and families. Find out where your candidates stand! And, you...
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Last chance to play 2012 Presidential BINGO together!

October 22, 2012
This is it! The last presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle is tonight. And while the focus of the debate will be on foreign policy, we’re still planning to play presidential debate BINGO because who knows what will happen! Join us! Download your BINGO card here and then get online to watch...
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Amped up for tonight, #risers!

October 16, 2012
The whole MomsRising team is amped up about tonight’s town hall style presidential debate. We’ve got some burning questions including: Will debate moderator Candy Crowley ask the candidates about fair pay, paid leave, the exorbitant cost of child care, and other issues deeply important to women and...
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Waiting for the Zinger...

October 11, 2012
Know what tonight is? It's the only Vice Presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle! Yes, that always unpredictable debate that has spawned zingers like "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy," and the question still lingering on everyone's mind, "Can I call you Joe?" Undoubtedly, we're in for some...
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Uh, hello?!

October 4, 2012
Let's face it: Last night both Governor Romney and President Obama missed a chance to win over women and mom voters. "Missing from the debate: #women #fairpay #childcare #paidsickdays #kids #moderator - #risers #momsvote #Kids2012" We're not alone in feeling this way: The above Tweet that we sent...
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Want to hang out tonight?

October 3, 2012
Want to hang out tonight? Throw some popcorn with us! Tonight, at 6pmPST/9pmEST, we're going to be playing a national game of Presidential Debate BINGO with thousands of moms, dads, kids, neighbors, and people across the country as we watch the debate--and we'd love for you to play too! * Get your...
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