#TBT: Spike Lee's 'She Hate Me' Came Out Today in 2004

by Sameer Rao on Jul 30, 2015 12:45PM

The unconventional comedy-drama may be one of Spike Lee's least-heralded films, but it's an important entry in the prolific filmmaker's canon. 

Topics: /NOW, Arts & Culture, Media, Health, Gender & Sexuality

EACH Woman Act Aims to End Hyde Amendment Bans on Abortion Funding

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jul 8, 2015 4:52PM

The proposed Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act would lift restrictions that make it nearly impossible for some women to make their own reproductive choices.

Topics: /NOW, Native Affairs, Health, Gender & Sexuality

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare’s Federal Subsidies

by Aura Bogado on Jun 25, 2015 11:17AM

The decision means more than six million people will continue to benefit from the health care law

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Texas Clinics In Danger After Court Upholds Anti-Abortion Law

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 11, 2015 1:25PM

Fifth Circuit court upholds restrictive provisions of Texas' restrictive law, leaving half the state's clinics in danger of closure.

Topics: /NOW, Health

Georgia Woman Charged With Murder After Taking Abortion Pill

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 9, 2015 2:15PM

A woman has been charged with murder and drug possession after aborting fetus with Cytotec.

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'No Más Bebés' Exposes Sterilization Abuse Against Latinas in L.A.

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Jun 1, 2015 7:15PM

A look at the Mexican-American women who sued L.A. County General Hospital for sterilizing them without their consent. 

Topics: History, Health, Gender & Sexuality

Study Finds Link Between Google Searches for 'N-Word' and Black Death Rate

by Julianne Hing on Apr 28, 2015 1:21PM

Researchers used "n-word" searches to probe how racism affects a person's health.

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Report: Majority of Prison Inmates Have Mental Illness

by Julianne Hing on Apr 7, 2015 3:18PM

An Urban Institute report highlights the gaps in knowledge about how this population fares.

Topics: /NOW, Health, Criminal Justice

Meet the Latina Owner of the First LGBTQ Gym in the U.S.

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Mar 24, 2015 7:00AM

Owner Nathalie Huerta reveals the story behind The Perfect Sidekick, her Oakland gym expressly for LGBTQ folks.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

#TBT: 'Granny Midwives' of the South

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on Mar 19, 2015 10:00AM

A look at the little-discussed but crucial league of black healthcare providers known as "granny midwives" who delivered poor and rural women's babies in the South way before doctors and hospitals became the norm.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Health