READ: Why Naming 'Race' As The Factor Behind Black Women's High Rates of Maternal Mortality Is Counterproductive
Ob-Gyn Dr. Joia Crear-Perry stresses that calling out racism is the only way to solve this health crisis.
Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High
A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.
Junot Díaz Opens Up About Sexual Abuse, Healing in New Essay
“More than being Dominican, more than being an immigrant, more, even, than being of African descent, my rape defined me.”
Michigan to Stop Distributing Free Bottled Water in Flint
Many of the city’s residents do not trust—or use—what comes out of their tap.
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration, Allows Undocumented Teens Access to Abortions
The temporary injunction also prevents the government from barring access to medical appointments.
Mississippi Governor Signs into Law the Country's Most Restrictive Abortion Ban
The Center for Reproductive Rights immediately filed a lawsuit challenging the 15-week abortion ban, calling it “unconstitutional.”
'Terrible People': Trump Again Calls for Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers
President Donald Trump outlines blueprint to tackle opioid crisis; critics pan his proposal as recycled draconian measures that target communities of color and have failed to reduce drug use.
What The Latest Reproductive Rights Case Before the Supreme Court Means For Women
NIFLA v. Becarra has the potential to radically alter what anti-abortion medical centers can tell women.
Activists, Politicians Call on Trump Administration to Fire Office of Refugee Resettlement Director
Representative Jerry Nadler on Scott Lloyd: “It sounds like a scene from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ but for these young women in Scott Lloyd’s custody, it’s far from fiction.”
Death Sentence: Trump Considers Capital Punishment for Drug Dealers
The White House mulls policy change that would allow prosecutors to seek death penalty for drug traffickers.
EPA Rules That Landfill in Majority Black Alabama Town is Not a Health Hazard
The agency said there was “insufficient evidence” to pursue the civil rights case.
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House Dem Introduces Legislation to Abolish Discriminatory Wing of HHS
The bill targets the recently formed Conscience and Religious Freedom division in the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights.
New Jersey Governor Authorizes Two Laws That Expand Access to Reproductive Health
Governor Phil Murphy restored funding for Planned Parenthood and increased Medicaid eligibility for family planning services.
STUDY: As Bottled Water Sales Rise in Communities of Color, So Do Environmental Dangers
A new study examines the role of big business in promoting to people of color—and pressuring politicians not to improve water infrastructure.
New Journal Reimagines Approach to Eradicating Poverty
The proposed policies could help lift 23.3 million people of color out of poverty.
Planned Parenthood Launches Campaign to Advance Reproductive Rights Legislation in All 50 States
“We need to do more than just fight against the bad policies—now is the time to push for good ones.”
5 Tools for Radical Self-Love on Valentine's Day
“On a day that is committed to commercialization around romantic love, what better thing to do than direct all of that juicy, yummy, love energy towards yourself?” asks Sonya Renee Taylor.
This Queer Black Cancer Survivor Showed Her Mastectomy Scars at New York Fashion Week
Sex educator Ericka Hart received major applause when she revealed her scars at Cromat’s Fall 2018 show.
READ: Black Woman in Mississippi Charged With Second-Degree Murder After Stillbirth
Advocates fear this is the latest in a trend of women of color being criminalized for their pregnancy outcomes.