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Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on March 3 2011, 9:35AM

On more than 170 billboards nationwide, a campaign is exploiting America’s racist medical history to foster the belief that abortion is black genocide.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down--but the Real Battle's Just Begun

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down—but the Real Battle’s Just Begun

by Jamilah King on February 24 2011, 5:00PM

The ad targeted black women and caused national outrage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

Oprah Talks Race and Asks What 'If Katrina Hit Bel Air'

Oprah Talks Race and Asks What ‘If Katrina Hit Bel Air’

by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2011, 1:32PM

The talk show host offers her most candid comments yet one the storm.

Topics: Health, Oprah

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

by Rinku Sen on February 21 2011, 10:00AM

Organizations change. And all these years later, women of color are better off with Planned Parenthood.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood, Movement

Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

Rep. Moore Tells Anti-Choice GOP Where to Shove Black Genocide Lie

by Akiba Solomon on February 18 2011, 6:45PM

“I know a lot about having black babies. I’ve had three of them,” she explains during Pence Amendment debate.

Topics: Gender, Health, Planned Parenthood

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

GOP Moves to Strip Planned Parenthood of Federal Funding

by Shani O. Hilton on February 18 2011, 4:33PM

The right wing attack on women heats up.

Topics: Health, Planned Parenthood, Politics

Breast Feeding is a Black Thing

Breast Feeding is a Black Thing

by Akiba Solomon on February 17 2011, 12:57PM

How the First Lady was right about black women and breast-feeding—and why critics like Rep. Michele Bachmann are dead wrong.

Topics: Gender, Health

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV for Black Women

How Microbicides Could Forever Change HIV for Black Women

by Akiba Solomon on February 10 2011, 12:04PM

By 2014, scientists may have given women the tool to truly change the HIV epidemic’s trajectory.

Topics: Gender, HIV/AIDS, Health

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill--and States, Too

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill—and States, Too

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 9 2011, 9:32AM

The House GOP is making good on its promises, but so are state legislators. In all cases, women of color lose the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 3:38PM

New video accuses the agency of covering up a child sex ring. Seriously?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

How Kermit Gosnell Got Over--and Poor Women of Color Paid the Price

How Kermit Gosnell Got Over—and Poor Women of Color Paid the Price

by Akiba Solomon on February 1 2011, 9:40AM

Alleged butcher Dr. Kermit Gosnell was aided by cynical abortion politics and a systemic disregard for Philadelphia’s poor women of color.

Topics: Gender, Health

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

Global AIDS Watchdogs Worry U.S. Neglecting Its Leadership Role

by Michelle Chen on January 28 2011, 10:07AM

Obama’s strategy is to fight HIV comprehensively, but some say that’s camouflage for neglect.

Topics: Global Justice, HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

FBI Probes ACORN-Style

FBI Probes ACORN-Style “Sting” on Planned Parenthood

by Jamilah King on January 26 2011, 1:43PM

Poor women of color stand to lose the most in anti-abortion attacks.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

The 10 Stories to Follow as HIV/AIDS Enters Its Fourth Decade

The 10 Stories to Follow as HIV/AIDS Enters Its Fourth Decade

by Ramon Johnson on January 25 2011, 10:03AM

Microbicides and pill-a-day prevention on the way. AIDS research returns to the U.S. Federal and state initiatives take off. But don’t wait for that Berlin cure.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Health

Black AIDS Activist: 'Our House is On Fire'

Black AIDS Activist: ‘Our House is On Fire’

by Jamilah King on January 18 2011, 11:54AM

Three decades into the AIDS epidemic, CNN’s Anderson Cooper spotlights its crippling effects to the black community.

Topics: Health

Haiti's Remarkable HIV Turnaround May Be Undone by Earthquake

Haiti’s Remarkable HIV Turnaround May Be Undone by Earthquake

by Rod McCullom on January 12 2011, 3:17PM

Global health watchers worry the island’s epidemic is exploding anew as the recovery drags on.

Topics: Global Affairs, Haiti, Health

GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

GOP Attack on Health Care Reform Is a Fight Against Racial Justice

by Jamilah King on January 7 2011, 4:35PM

Republicans are attacking a bill that could take us one step closer to health equity.

Topics: Health, Politics

Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence After Surgery, Says

Aretha Franklin Breaks Her Silence After Surgery, Says “Problem Resolved”

by Jorge Rivas on January 7 2011, 12:15PM

Aretha Franklin is opening up a bit about her health after her mystery surgery last month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

Aretha Franklin's Cancer Diagnosis Prevalent Among Blacks

Aretha Franklin’s Cancer Diagnosis Prevalent Among Blacks

by Jorge Rivas on December 9 2010, 9:25AM

The Queen of Soul is battling a disease that disproportionally hits African Americans.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Health

The AIDS Epidemic Has Always Been Defined by What We Don't Know Infographic

The AIDS Epidemic Has Always Been Defined by What We Don’t Know

by Eric Washington on December 1 2010, 9:36AM

On World AIDS Day, three black Americans look back on decades of misunderstanding about HIV.

Topics: HIV/AIDS at 30, Health