Barbara Smith on Reproductive Justice and Black Feminism: An Interview — Black Women Radicals

It was incredibly difficult and nightmarish because if one got pregnant, and particularly if you were not married, you became like a persona non grata. You were stigmatized. There was incredible shame. I was speaking a few weeks ago, Ithink it was before Roe fell, to a friend who is…

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How divorced Muslim women in the US are fighting for what they’re owed | Middle East Eye

Eman* was 24 years old when her husband divorced her. She described him as an abusive, manipulative man and said the only thing he ever did right was when he uttered the words “I divorce you” three times.   Both Eman’s and her now ex-husband’s families wanted them to save…

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‘This can’t be how I go down:’ Manhattan woman’s homeless battle with encampment sweeps ends in massive stroke | amNewYork

Homeless Manhattanite Sinthia Vee has been left disabled after suffering a stroke that she believes was brought about by treatment at the hands of officials during and after recent homeless encampment sweeps.“This can’t be how I go down; I have been through so much in my life,” Vee told amNewYork…

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What It’s Like to Lose Water in Jackson, Mississippi

Jackson Mississippi

Mississippi is the Blackest state in the Union, with a population that is 37.8 percent African American. Jackson is no different; 82 percent of the city’s population is Black. The neglect of the city’s water supply is part of a much longer, older story of the state government’s abandonment of…

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‘Horrendous’: Company accused of employing dozens of children in slaughterhouses – Raw Story

One child interviewed by DOL investigators reported that they worked for PSSI starting when they were 13, cleaning machinery on the “kill floor” at one of the plants. The 14-year-old worked more than 18 hours per week during overnight shifts, and suffered a burn injury from the cleaning chemicals they…

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Breaking the Cycle? Intergenerational Effects of an Anti-Poverty Program in Early Childhood | Andrew Bar and Chloe R. Gibbs | Head Start Intergen_1_31_2022.pdf

Despite substantial evidence that resources and outcomes are transmitted across generations, there has been limited inquiry into the extent to which anti-poverty programs actually disrupt the cycle of bad outcomes. We leverage the rollout of the United States’ largest early child-hood program, Head Start, to estimate the effect of early…

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