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by Nia King on March 11 2013, 8:16AM
Are New York’s controversial new ads to stop teen pregnancy racist? Colorlines readers sound off.
by Jamilah King on March 6 2013, 9:22AM
Featuring heart-tugging images of toddlers, a new multiracial ad campaign links teen pregnancy to financial strain, heartbreak, fatherlessness and undereducated children. Reproductive justice activists call the tough-love message counterproductive.
by Nia King on January 28 2013, 9:03AM
Readers sound off on the policing of people of color everywhere, from the streets to between the sheets.
by Samara Azam-Yu on January 22 2013, 8:48AM
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Samara Azam-Yu reflects on helping her peers deal with the complex, messy realities of reproductive health in a world without equity.
by Nia King on January 22 2013, 8:31AM
Colorlines readers responds to the White House’s proposals to prevent gun violence.
by Seth Freed Wessler on January 17 2013, 8:52AM
There’s scant evidence of a link between mental illness and violence. Still, advocates say, the mental health system desperately needs more resources and attention.
by Akiba Solomon on October 11 2012, 9:54AM
Poor and uninsured women of color are starting to feel the results after two years of relentless attacks on family planning infrastructure. Akiba Solomon reports from Texas.
by Seth Freed Wessler on September 6 2012, 10:00AM
The State of Texas is poised to outsource management of a public psychiatric hospital to a company that’s made its billions in the business of private criminal and civil immigration lockup.
by Akiba Solomon on July 27 2012, 9:49AM
This week’s International AIDS Conference brought more than 20,000 top experts, activists, politicians and celebrities to the nation’s capitol to exchange ideas about how to end HIV. Here’s hoping that the next one will include more everyday people.
by Jamilah King on July 26 2012, 10:00AM
Jamilah King went searching for answers to why we all take such risks in pursuit of connection. She didn’t find them, but she kept bumping up against love.
by Rinku Sen on July 10 2012, 1:02PM
In a new report, Colorlines’ publisher asks: What could happen if the people who work to ensure good eating and those who fight for labor rights were to strategize together, and move projects that address both concerns?
by Akiba Solomon on July 3 2012, 10:45AM
By allowing states to choose whether or not they will expand Medicaid, the Supreme Court may have set back the fight against HIV/AIDS among poor women of color who desperately need treatment.
by Imara Jones on June 29 2012, 9:30AM
Hold the victory celebrations. Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but it set up a scary fight over Medicaid—which is the half of the law that takes on the deep racial inequity burdening our health care system.
by Hatty Lee on June 11 2012, 9:17AM
We caught up with several mothers who breastfeed their children to talk about the process, its joys, and the pains.
by Channing Kennedy on June 4 2012, 9:29AM
The Colorlines.com community discusses how to work towards real mental health — both for communities of color, and for the activists who fight.
by Akiba Solomon on May 31 2012, 8:59AM
The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act of 2012 claims to protect Asian children. But it is a slight variation of a familiar formula: Race-bait, cry crocodile tears about sexism—then police the wombs of women of color.