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 23rd, 2014

Strong Families partner Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights is fighting back on their personhood legislation this November - RH Reality Check highlighted their hard work.

Colorado Activists Rally Against Personhood USA-Backed Ballot Measure
Abortion rights organizations in Colorado launched a campaign Tuesday opposing a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would add “unborn human beings” to the state’s criminal code.

July 23rd, 2014

Great reporting as usual from The Rachel Maddow Show about the relentless anti-choice protesters harassing doctors, patients and even construction workers building a new clinic in New Orleans.

Anti-choice protests put New Orleans on alert

DuVergne Gaines, National Clinic Access Project Director at the Feminist Majority Foundation, talks with Rachel Maddow about anti-choice demonstrations in New Orleans, emboldened by the recent Supreme Court "buffer zone" ruling.

July 22nd, 2014

"Indeed, July 16 wasn’t Equal Pay Day for all African-American women. When the data is further disaggregated by race, sexuality, and gender, the stakes that are at issue are made more clear...'Black lesbian couples face an even greater economic disparity earning $10,000 less than black same-sex male couples. Black same-sex couples significantly lag behind white same-sex couples with median incomes of $41,500 compared to $63,500.'" - #EchoingIda writer Alex Moffett-Bateau

Equal Pay Day for (Some) African-American Women
Black lesbians are hyper-marginalized within their race, gender, and sexual orientation. The rates of poverty and unemployment for Black lesbians means that we must think more critically about policy and legislation that would improve the quality of life across all marginalized groups.

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