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Is the Pro-Life Movement Slavery by Another Name?

Is the Pro-Life Movement Slavery by Another Name?

As you have likely learned by now, several states have enacted stricter anti-abortion laws in a bold new effort to control women’s bodies. In a headline-grabbing game changer, Alabama passed “a near-total ban on abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest.” The...
The Racist Roots of the Pro-Life Movement

The Racist Roots of the Pro-Life Movement

For the last month or so, it’s been hard not to feel like we are living in a time warp. Of course, our calendars and various forms of technology let us know that we are actually living in the year 2019. But, the recent anti-abortion laws in Georgia, Alabama and, now,...
Is This What the End of Democracy Looks Like?

Is This What the End of Democracy Looks Like?

When Donald Trump was elected, given his pre-election racism, sexism and general disdain for others, I expected that he’d govern without regard to my rights, since I am a Black woman. It seemed like a given.  Wouldn’t the guy who hates everybody trade my freedom for...
#BlackHer2020: Medicare for All

#BlackHer2020: Medicare for All

Though it may seem hard to believe, the 2020 presidential election is a year and a half away. There are currently 22 Democrats running and it’s possible that number could grow even bigger in the coming months. (Hey, Stacey Abrams, we’re waiting on you!) While it’s...
Supporting Rep. Ilhan Omar and Black Women in Office

Supporting Rep. Ilhan Omar and Black Women in Office

Some Republicans have subjected Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to vicious attacks ever since her election to Congress in 2018. Of course, partisan attacks are nothing new in this era of fractured politics where political parties seem to be more important than people. But the...