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Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes? Infographic

Should the FDA Ban Menthol Cigarettes?

by Thoai Lu on March 22 2011, 10:00AM

Tobacco companies are up in arms. But health advocates say it’s long overdue, especially for black smokers.

Topics: Health

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

Haley Barbour Leads War on Medicaid as States Ready Health Reform

by Julie Appleby on March 22 2011, 9:51AM

The likely GOP presidential candidate says Medicaid recipients drive BMWs in Mississippi.

Topics: Health

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

The Republican Attack on Women’s Health Goes Global

by Michelle Chen on March 7 2011, 10:00AM

Sixteen years after the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, Congress seeks to reverse what progress we’ve eked out.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Justice, Health

Is Michelle Obama's Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

Is Michelle Obama’s Wal-Mart Endorsement a Healthy Idea?

by Juell Stewart on March 4 2011, 10:00AM

If she really wants to alter the food landscape, it’s not only smart but essential, writes Juell Stewart. Change starts with giving consumers good choices.

Topics: Health, How We Eat

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