As empowered as having a doula helped me feel before giving birth to my daughter, I knew the cards were stacked against me. We must address the structural racism and implicit bias in our healthcare system.
Yes, Black women are everywhere. Yes, there is beautiful Black leadership in the hills of Appalachia. I have had the privilege to organize alongside some of the fiercest Black organizers.
As the first state to legalize possession in the U.S. South, we should lead by example and put freedom and family reunification over cannabis capitalism.
If we stop teaching entire swaths of American history, we won’t recognize when the past starts to repeat.
While many people of color are finally returning to the workforce, they are only just starting to recover, while we’re well into the white jobs recovery.
I Vote Because I Want To Be a Cause Beyond Myself I wasn’t eligible to vote until the 2012 Presidential election. During that time, I was a freshman in college…
Still. I vote because of his work. I have made a conscious decision that his work and that of countless others cannot be in vain. I must remember that sacrifice of those before us, their persistence and refusal to back down, runs through my veins.
I vote because my life depends on it, literally and figuratively. As a Black, queer, low-income mother, another four years of what we’ve had feels like I’m signing over my own death certificate.
It’s imperative the candidates address how they are thinking about how they will ensure voters’ basic needs are met as we continue to live through this pandemic, and beyond.
“If our mental health professionals are now at the main source of the seams, then they should also be getting the funding and resources that can help train them in a way that can best humanize Black and Brown people in the streets,” said Wise. “We’ve always said it’s possible to fund other things.”