Gloria Malone Dispels the Myth of the #NiceGentrifier

July 10, 2014

by Gloria MaloneWhile conversations about gentrification have taken off in the mass media, people of color who live in communities that are being gentrified have been dealing with systemic displacement long before these conversations started.One of the most recent catalysts for the gentrification...

Echoing Ida Writers Explain How the Hobby Lobby Decision Hurts Black Women

July 2, 2014

As you may have heard the Supreme Court issued a disappointing 5-4 decision on Monday stating that Hobby Lobby's owner's religious beliefs can extend to the company, thus creating another barrier to birth control for working families. At a time when women are already facing so many challenges to...

Loving Day, Juneteenth, and the Right to Family

June 16, 2014

June 12th is the anniversary of the supreme court case Loving v. Virginia that struck down the law banning interracial marriage of Black and White people. Juneteenth is the celebration of June 19, 1865, the day the Union soldiers read the Emancipation Proclamation in Galveston, Texas. For RH...

July 31st, 2014

"If we’re truly concerned about the welfare of children, shouldn’t we engage less in fear-mongering over whether or not a child’s parent knows where her kid can play, and offer more support for programs that make playing in the park accessible for all kids? Being a good neighbor—being part of that proverbial village—extends beyond not calling the police on a child in the park. It’s also more than keeping an eye out on all the kids at the playground." - Mikki Kendall, RH Reality Check


It Takes a Village to Raise a Child—Especially for the Working Poor
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Many discussions of Debra Harrell, the South Carolina mother who was jailed for "abandoning" her 9-year-old daughter at a park, fail to mention how limited child-care options are for low-income parents, especially those who are single.

July 30th, 2014

"What needs to be fixed are not boys per se, but the conditions in which marginalized communities of color must live." - Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw


Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw: My Brother’s Keeper Ignores Young Black Women
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The president's initiative for black boys is premised on a mistaken notion.

July 29th, 2014

OMG! All because she was grilling "illegally" on the sidewalk!


NYPD Puts Pregnant Woman in Chokehold
www.forharriet.com
Unacceptable

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