While state legislatures across the country are constantly passing medically-unnecessary, politically-motivated laws to try to force reproductive health centers to close, crisis pregnancy centers are largely unregulated. It’s time to require fake clinics to abide by real standards and policies that will protect women and pregnant people.
Black women have never been apathetic to the marginalization that their families and their communities face, to the marginalization that they face themselves. Their resolve to confront that marginalization fuels Black women’s political participation. We saw that in 2018. We’ll see it again in 2020.
We can ease the challenges women of color face over the next decade if we do our part now to count everyone in the 2020 Census.
“It was almost like they were saying, ‘okay, this is our story, we had a sister and this is similar to what happened to us.'”
“She came to slay slavery. She came to remove her friends and family from the most violent system in the United States. She came, and she did it, armed and ready.”
Given that “Harriet” over-performed at the box office its opening weekend—just like the real Harriet Tubman was consistently underestimated at every turn, including winning the popular vote in a campaign to get a woman on the $20—perhaps more of us are starting to “trust the black women” who tell her story.
“Nobody is ever just a refugee,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie told the crowd Friday at the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony. “Nobody is ever just anything. Nobody has a single story.” No movement does, either, which Adichie opened up to Ms. about backstage after her address.
“We’re not interested in giving more money to law enforcement to do a job that is about harming and violated communities. We’re interested in taking away that power so that we can put power into places that will empower our communities.”
When we re-envision gender-based expectations and imagine and practice into more roles for people of all genders, we begin to shift the fundamental cultural underpinnings of oppression. We were curious about how Black and Indigenous women, trans and gender non-conforming people and their allies might imagine freedom looking and feeling like in Wakanda, a place where liberation is the norm and anything is possible.
A gifted writer and skilled editor, Toni Morrison helped build the foundations on which African American and women’s literature have flourished